I work in the School of Education at the University of Nottingham. My official ‘work website’ is here. My University of Nottingham site has full details of publications, research projects and related material.
Before becoming a higher education teacher and researcher I worked for 15 years teaching in a comprehensive community college in Leicestershire.
My research interests focus on both the school and higher education sectors. These include understanding the formation and development of education policy processes, educational management and teacher leadership, school and HE sector labour relations/teacher unions and the investigation of teachers’ work/academic labour through labour process analysis.
This site is intended as a broader presentation of my various work, and work-related, activities. The intention is to present work I’m involved with in a more ‘open access’ format, as much as I can. Too much intellectual work is locked behind internet paywalls, or contained in over-priced books. If you don’t have membership of a University library, much of this material cannot be accessed. My hope, is that this use of social media will engage with a broader audience than normally accesses traditional academic outlets. Where I can make material openly available, I will do. The site is intended to be an expression of my conviction that research, ideas, practice and activism must be connected.
I also blog at ‘The Conversation’ – a platform that supports academics to blog on topical issues. My ‘The Conversation’ page is here.
Most of the material here is related to my professional concerns and activities, but there is the occasional blog entry that is a bit more off-piste . Please feel free to contact if there’s anything here you wish to discuss – my email address is available on my University of Nottingham web page.
I tweet via @hstevenson10.
I have always loved a good photograph and envied the ability of photographers to capture beauty, or make powerful statements, in a single image. In January 2015 I bought a second hand camera and my goal since has been to capture on record images that do justice to what I am often very privileged to see at first hand. There is no obvious reason for posting these photos here [or see Flickr link on right tab] – they simply reflect places I’ve been to or things that I have an interest in. But I am starting at the very amateur end of amateur photography. If all goes according to plan the photos will improve dramatically over time as my skills improve, on the other hand . . .