Dennis Hayes is Professor of Education at the University of Derby and a visiting Professor at Oxford Brookes University. In 2010 he was awarded a National Teaching Fellowship.
He is the founder and director of the campaign group Academics For Academic Freedom (AFAF)
Dennis is known for his educational writing and journalism and is a member of the editorial board of the Times Higher Education magazine. He was a ‘Backchat’ columnist for ‘FE Focus’ in the Times Educational Supplement
In 2006-7, he was the first joint president of the University and College Union, the largest post-compulsory education union in the world.
Since moving to Derby in 2009 he has helped organise the East Midlands Salon which meets monthly, alternating between Derby and Nottingham.
Teaching and Training in Lifelong Learning (4th edn Open University Press, September 2011)
The Dangerous Rise of Therapeutic Education (Routledge, March 2008)
A Lecturer’s Guide to Further Education (Open University Press, September 2007)
'The Panic About Obesity'
"Of all the political and cultural festivals, none beats the Battle of Ideas for its eclecticism and willingness to invite controversial and absorbing debate."
John Kampfner, Chief executive, Index on Censorship; former editor, New Statesman