Professor Nicki Hedge
- Professor (Social Justice Place and Lifelong Education)
My research interests and activity centre on the role of affect and emotions in learning and teaching, social justice with particular respect to internationalization and inclusion, gender and identity, the Capabilities Approach, and philosophy as research. My current project is focussed on emotional wellbeing and compassion in learning and teaching. I teach, mainly at postgraduate level, research methods and educational theory and I am supervising doctoral students working on emotions in education, e-learning and distance education, educational change and innovation, gender, identity, and applied linguistics.
Deborah Aldred (2002) Exploring students' and teachers' perceptions of roles in English language classrooms in Hong Kong. (PhD)
Kathleen McMillan (2006) The minority ethnic group experience in Scottish higher education. (PhD)
Sandra Sweenie (2009) 'NEETS': perceptions and aspirations of young people Not in Education, Employment or Training. (EdD)
Liz Ashworth (2010) Elementary art education: an expendable curriculum? (EdD)
Andrew Killen (2012) Democratic experiences for children in an urban primary school? (EdD)
Julie McDonald (2012) Moving in a narrative space: dental practitioners developing professionally in and out of ICT. (EdD)
Alison MacKenzie (2013) Emotions and education: cultivating compassionate minds. (PhD)
Usman Mahboob (2014) Professionalism in medical schools’ curricula. (Doctorate in Health Professions Education)
Mary Wingrave (2014) An old issue in a new era: early years practitioners' perceptions of gender. (EdD)
Kay Barbour (2016) The changing role of career guidance in UK universities. (EdD)
Alex Hartley (2016) Learning to foster. (EdD)
Niaz Soomru (2016) Towards an understanding of Pakistani undergraduates' current attitudes towards learning and speaking English. (PhD)
Rabab Aldrasi (Libya) - anxiety in English language learning.
Rafiq Ullah (Pakistan) - women's eduaction: prode, honour and shame.
Salem Abosnan (Libya) - reading in English as a foreign language (viva-ed, one month for corrections).
Wid Daghustani (Saudi Arabia) - support for mothers of young people with autism.
Anna Mackenzie - education for capabilities in prisons (with Prof. Fergus McNeill, Criminology and Social Work) [pt].
Joyce Nicholson - educational care for children affected by parental substance use [pt].
Frazer Paton - the role of educaton in life chances and opportunities [pt].
Brenda Rodgers - reflective learning and undergraduate business students.
Maggie Jago - museum education and learning in primary schools.
Claire Connelly - enabling student teachers to recognise how social class and academic selection may create inequalities within education in Northern Ireland.
Donna Hazzard - developing a critical literacy perspective.
I am the Director of Postgraduate Research, the Co-Director of our EdD Programme and the leader of the Social Justice, Place and Lifelong Learning Research and Teaching Group. My teaching is focussed, mainly, on educational theory and philosophy and research methods. This includes leading Advanced Research Methods courses for the School's PhD and EdD programmes and teaching and materials development for a Masters level course in Modern Educational Thought and for EdD courses in Educational Futures and Ethics and Education. I also enjoy providing occasional lectures and seminars for PGDE and BEd/MEduc programmes in, for example, Gender and Education, Emotional Wellbeing, Research Ethics and Global Citizenship. At the moment I am leading the development of an online distance MSc in Education and I am currently supervising doctoral students (EdDs and PhDs) working on emotions in education, e-learning and distance education, educational change and innovation, gender, identity, and applied linguistics.
Editorial Board Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education
External Examiner for University of Aberdeen, M.Res. in Social/Educational Research.