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Dr Beverley Hayward

  • Overview



    Committed to inclusion and lifelong learning, with nearly twenty years’ experience of teaching, coordinating and managing in HE, I recently, completed a PhD that is multi-disciplinary, exploring the subjectivities of support workers in a post-structuralist context of lifelong learning. I favour mixed methods that draw upon quantitative approaches to explore widening participation and inclusion, specifically those students with SpLDs, mental health issues and from disadvantaged backgrounds. I often expose my own vulnerabilities of being dyslexic and from a working-class background, in my teaching practice,  with the expectation of putting my students at ease. The intension is to encourage those that have a learning difference or disability not to give up on their education, but to continue in a collective community of learning. In that community of support and encouragement a democratic pedagogical experience can be fostered to initiate a dialogue to help each other through challenging times. Only recently have I had the confidence to speak out about my own literacy difficulties, but in sharing my experiences, I feel I have fostered a more authentic approach to teaching. In finding my own voice and telling my story, I hoped to facilitate a horizontal approach to enable adult learners to feel comfortable to speak their truths and be successful in their/our lifelong learning journeys.  


    Web profiles

    Professional activities

    Hayward, B.M., 2019. The Salty Kiss of Cixous on my Psyche, Lamplight Magazine, Issue 1, May 2019, p. 17.

    Hayward, B. M., 2018. An exploration into the subject positionings of the Learning Support Assistant in PC education, as they practise their art and craft In: Proceedings of the 47th Annual SCUTREA Conference, p.317-325.

    Professional memberships

    • Associate Dyslexia Guild 

    • Associate Art History 

    • Senior Fellow for the Higher Education Academy

    Honours and awards

  • Research


    Research interests

    • Creativity and the ecriture feminine as an approach to facilitate transformation
    • The artist as educator in the context of a feminist aesthetic
    • Education and the (dis)abled student in HE

    Research Centres and Institutes

    Post doctoral staff

    • Kerry Harman
    • Sue Dunn
    • Jan Etienne
  • Supervision and teaching

    Supervision and teaching


    Teaching modules

    • Education, Power and Resistances (FDLL003S7)
    • Independent Research Module (SSPA085D7)
  • Publications


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