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

Formerly Head of Department, Director of Master’s Degrees and Head of Research, KE and Consultancy, Professor Hazel Bryan's research includes education and extremism, education policy and research ethics.


Hazel Bryan is a Professor in the School of Education. She has strategic responsibility for the development of research within the School, is Convenor of the Research Priority Area ‘Learning and Professional Contexts’ and is coordinator of the Unit of Assessment 25 (Education). 

Hazel’s research interests  include education and extremism, policy, values in education, research ethics, and professional learning and development. 


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