Staff profile

Nick Hughes

Senior Lecturer


Education, Childhood and SEND


College of Arts, Humanities and Education

Research centre

Centre for Educational Research and Innovation


Kedleston Road, Derby Campus



I am a Senior Lecturer within the Institute of Education.

I am part of the Collaborative Partnership team responsible for the coordination of the FDA in Children and Young People. The programme is delivered exclusively by our Collaborative Partners.

I am also part of the BA(Hons) Education Studies, BA(Hons) Child and Youth Studies and iPGCE teams and my role and responsibilities extend to teaching and learning, Pastoral Academic Tutoring and Independent Studies supervisor.

My previous roles and responsibilities have extended to the PCCE Post-14 and PGCE-HE programmes.

Teaching responsibilities

I teach and supervise a range of modules on the BA(Hons) Education Studies, BA(Hons) Child and Youth Studies and iPGCE programmes.

Membership of professional bodies



Experience in industry

Before working in education, I had management roles within the Civil Service and private sector industry.

I qualified with a PGCE in 2001 and during my time in education I have worked in four sectors: Secondary, Further Education, Higher Education in Further Education, and Higher Education.

International experience

Teaching on the iPGCE programme.

Additional interests and activities

I am a British Wheel of Yoga-qualified yoga teacher.

Recent publications

Nick Hughes and Michelle Forster (2014) Reflect, reflect, reflect: will teacher trainees create more meaningful reflections using the social media platform of Yammer?