Kathryn Ecclestone
visiting professor of education, University of Sheffield; co-author, The Dangerous Rise of Therapeutic Education

Kathryn is visiting professor of education at Sheffield. Over the past 15 years, her books, articles and public speaking have challenged the consensus that there is a crisis of ‘emotional well-being’ and ‘mental health’ and that building education around ‘positive mental health’ is educationally and socially progressive. She has published widely and spoken to many audiences on this topic, both here and in other countries.

Kathryn’s most well-known book is The Dangerous Rise of Therapeutic Education, co-authored with Dennis Hayes in 2008. It has been selected as one of Routledge’s Education Classics Series.

Kathryn is currently a co-investigator in a national research network. Funded by UK Research and Innovation, led by King’s College London, it will work with key stakeholders across the UK’s higher education sector to improve understanding of student mental health.

Follow Kathryn on Twitter: @EcclestoneK