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Dr Clive Hedges

Senior Lecturer in Education

Clive Hedges

About Clive Hedges

Dr Clive Hedges worked for 13 years in research and development for Save the Children UK, contributing to the organisation’s work on children’s rights, community involvement in health services and national and international work on children’s participation in the provision of quality education, working with Michael Fielding and others to launch a national campaign to champion democratic approaches to education and producing a range of publications, including the organisation’s ‘Good School Council Guide’.

Clive teaches modules on safeguarding and public policy and research methods on the Early Childhood Studies and Childhood and Youth Studies undergraduate degrees and the Masters in Education programme.  He is programme leader for the University’s Doctorate in Education.

Research interests and activities

Clive is involved in research with colleagues around HE student use of Facebook as a learning tool and the use of ICT in the early years.  He is currently supervising doctoral research into children's experience of school exclusion and out-of-school education.


Recent publications include:

Ingleby, E. and Hedges, C. (2012) 'Exploring the continuing professional development needs of pedagogical practitioners in early years in England', Professional Development in Education. A paper based on this research was presented at the 2012 British Educational Research Association conference.

‘Curriculum’, in Curtis, W., Ward, S., Sharp, J. & Hankin, L. (eds.) (2013) Education Studies: an issues-based approach Exeter: Learning Matters

View Clive Hedges' Publications on TeesRep