Dennis Hayes

Professor of Education at the University of Derby

Dennis Hayes is Professor of Education at the University of Derby and a visiting professor at Oxford Brookes University. He is the author of many books on education and teaching. His co-authored book, The Dangerous Rise of Therapeutic Education (2009) was been described as ‘one of the most important books to have been written in at least the last twenty years in that crucial area where philosophy, policy and practice coincide.’

In 2006-7, he was the first joint president of the University and College Union, the largest post-compulsory education union in the world.

He is the founder of the campaign group Academics For Academic Freedom (AFAF), and in 2009 he edited and contributed to a special edition of the British Journal of Educational Studies on academic freedom and is currently writing a book on Academic Freedom.

As well as writing this education blog for the Huffington Post, he has been a columnist for FE Focus in the Times Educational Supplement and writes regularly for The Free Society and the national and local press. He has been a member of the Editorial Board of the Times Higher Education magazine since its inception.

In 2010 he was made a National Teaching Fellow.