Eileen Birkenhead

Eileen BirkenheadEileen Birkenhead is a specialist in innovative strategies for learning with over twenty years operational, advisory and consultancy experience in education and training. Her work has always combined advice and guidance at policy level with hands-on involvement as a writer, facilitator and producer. She has worked in partnership with a wide range of organizations, like colleges, prisons and the BBC.



Educational & Professional Background:

MA Technology in Education, in new ways of learning, Institute of Education; FRSA – Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts; Teacher Fellow in Design Sefton LEA; Writer of curriculum materials for Nuffield; Adult Basic Skills Tutor, Crosby Adult Education Service; Lecturer at John Moores University; Senior Manager for Education at the Design Council; Pro-bono work with Charities including Highgate Cemetery, Open House, The National Council of Women, Eaveshousing Trust Wing Chun Warriors.


Examples of work:

  1. NESTA funded partnership with Liverpool Library Service, developing new website to encourage writing
  2. BBC skillswise workshops in the workplace
  3. DfES ‘Number Day’ manager
  4. Design Council redesign of the National Curriculum
  5. Learndirect: Development of a range of training and information resources to support Skills for Life
  6. National Learning Network author of online resources
  7. NIACE reviewing embedded skills in vocational courses