Introducing our new academics: Faculty of EducationMonday 28 September 2015
The Faculty of Education welcomes five new academics this term, with research specialisms ranging from home education to international Higher Education policy.
Dr Sandra Hiett (Senior Lecturer and Leader of PGCE Art & Design Secondary) has 23 years' experience in Initial Teacher Education formerly delivering similar programmes at Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) and Liverpool John Moores University. Prior to her university career, Dr Hiett taught Art and Design in four Merseyside secondary schools. Sandra completed her doctorate at MMU in 2010 in anti-racist teacher education, and is an active researcher in Arts and Educational research. Recent research projects include the evaluation of the Circuit project at Tate Liverpool and the Specialist Leaders in Cultural Education (SLiCE) for Curious Minds. Dr Hiett is deputy editor of the international Journal of Art and Design Education (iJADE) and a founding member of the Artist Teacher Associates.
Dr Richard Budd (Lecturer in Education Studies) worked in international education policy analysis in the UK and New Zealand before beginning his postgraduate studies. His doctorate at the University of Bristol investigated how students in Germany and England understood and negotiated higher education. His interests circulate broadly around the sociology of higher education and HE policy, incorporating issues such as social justice, international comparisons, and globalisation. Prior to starting at Liverpool Hope he worked on projects in inter-university collaborations and widening participation at the University of Bristol. He is a member of SRHE, BERA, BAICE, and AGERG, the Anglo-German Education Research Group.
Dr Harriet Pattison (Lecturer in Education) was previously a research associate at the Institute of Education, University of London (now UCL). A long term home educator herself, she gained her PhD on children learning to read at home from the University of Birmingham. Her main research interests are home education, informal learning, literacy and the philosophy of alternative education and she is currently combining these in two forthcoming publications on literacy and home education. She also has an enthusiastic and growing interest in the philosophies of geometry and complexity and enjoys the challenges and insights these areas bring to her other work.
Dr Joseph Maslen (Post Doctoral Teaching Fellow in History of Education) completed an AHRC-funded PhD at the University of Manchester, and is a specialist in class and social mobility in twentieth century Britain.
Dr Joris Vlieghe (Lecturer in Education Studies) studied philosophy and art history, and obtained his PhD in educational sciences (2010) on an investigation into the public and educational meaning of corporeality. He has worked at the universities of Leuven (Belgium) and Edinburgh (Moray House School of Education), where he taught philosophical foundations of education, and ethics and education. His research focuses on how the growing presence of digital technologies alters existing school practices, and how this evolution goes together with new forms of subjectivity. He also investigates the shift from book-culture to screen-culture, and how this evolution affects our understanding of basic educational concepts such as literacy, creativity and transformation.