College of Arts, Humanities and Education staff

Dennis Hayes in the classroom
Professor of Education

Dennis is an Emeritus Professor of Education and the director of the campaign group Academics For Academic Freedom (AFAF). 

Simon Heywood
Senior Lecturer, Creative and Professional Writing

Simon is Senior Lecturer, Creative and Professional Writing.

Lecturer in Journalism

Niall is a Lecturer in Journalism.

Susan Hogan smiling, holding open a book on photography.
Professor in Arts and Health

Susan Hogan is Professor of Arts and Health. Susan has wide-ranging interests in visual culture, from the history and development of the arts and health, including the use of the arts in propagating health messages and research findings, to artistic and performative research methods. Her books are used in the training of arts and health professionals internationally.

Joint Honours Lead (Academic)

David is the Academic lead for the Joint Honours programme. 

Senior Lecturer Dramatherapy
Associate Professor

Clive is a a Senior Lecturer in Department of Therapeutic Arts within the School of Allied Health and Social Care.

Joint Honours lead for the College of Health and Social Care, Subject leader for Dance and Movement Studies and lecturer on the Creative Expressive Therapies programme

David is a senior lecturer with the Therapeutic Arts team. This means that he can use his experience as an acupuncturist and oriental health practitioner to give creative arts students fresh perspectives on the use of the arts to enhance health and wellbeing through approaches such as mindfulness and movement.  

Picture of Grace Hoskins
Senior Lecturer in Secondary Initial Teacher Education

Grace is a senior lecturer in Initial Teacher Education, Programme Leader for PGCE SCITT non QTS and Programme Leader for Provider-Led, School-Based Secondary PGCE with QTS

Senior Lecturer

Nick is a Senior Lecturer in the Institute of Education. He is part of the Collaborative Partnership team that is responsible for the coordination of the Foundation Degree in Children's and Young People, and he is also part of the BA(Hons) Education Studies, the BA(Hons) Child and Youth Studies and the iPGCE teams.

Ava Hunt
Associate Professor of Applied Theatre

Ava is a Senior Lecturer in Theatre Arts. She also works as a professional actor, director, programmer and producer. She has worked in theatre, film, commercials and television.