Staff Profiles: Prof. Hazel Bryan

Prof. Hazel Bryan

Staff Profile: Prof. Hazel Bryan
Professor in Education and Head of the School of Education

Prof. Hazel Bryan

Prof. Hazel Bryan

Professor in Education and Head of the School of Education

My interest in professional development and learning was generated by my Master’s Degree. This, together with my interest in education policy and values fuels my current professional interests.


As Professor in the School of Education I am passionate about professional learning, education policy, education and extremism and research ethics in school based research. 


Award Title Institution Date
PhD Constructs of Teacher Professionalism within a Changing Literacy Landscape University of Kent 2003
MA Education Curriculum Studies University of Kent 1993
BA (Hons) English and Philosophy University of Sussex 1984
PGCert Management Studies Canterbury Christ Church University 1994

Membership of professional bodies

International Professional Development Association (IPDA)

British Educational Research Association (BERA)


Teaching and research


Hazel has taught on Ed. D and Master’s Degree programmes.  She formerly taught English and Professional Studies on PGCE and BA (QTS) programmes. Her pedagogic approach is informed by Critical Theory and the work of Paulo Freire and Henry Giroux. 


Hazel’s research is situated at the intersection of education policy and values in relation to teaching and learning. She also researches professional learning and development.  


More publications from Prof. Hazel Bryan can be found in the Research Repository.

External responsibilities

Member of the Board of Trustees, Southern Educational Leadership Trust  (2015)

Former Member of the Board of Trustees, The Joseph Williamson Trust (-2015)

University Sponsor and Governor at The John Wallis Academy, Ashford (-2013)

External examining

Ed. D External Examiner at Birmingham City University  Masters External Examiner at the University of Bedfordshire: MA Education