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 February 2014 he became the first education columnist for the on-line magazine The Conversation.
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)
"This is an event where I feel that I can say exactly what I think - which is an extremely rare situation these days."
Geoff Dench, Senior fellow, Young Foundation