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Amanda Hatton

Dr Amanda Hatton BA, MA, EdD

Senior Lecturer In Children and Childhood


I have worked at the university as an associate lecturer since 2009, teaching on safeguarding modules. I teach on a range of modules including Therapeutic approaches to working with children, Education, culture and environments and supporting students with research projects.

  • About

    Previous posts include

    Senior staff development officer, DCC safeguarding children’s training team

    Project co-ordinator for a range of literacy projects for ROWA supporting young people in care, teenage parents, young offenders and young people accessing alternative educational provision

    Working for the Derbyshire youth offending service

    Working as education social worker for Derbyshire

    Working as adult education tutor, particularly specialising in literacy and family literacy

    Teaching interests


    participation of children and young people

    using creative methodologies

    multi-agency working

    literacy practices

  • Teaching

    Department of Education, Childhood and Inclusion

    Social Sciences and Arts

    The research focus of my Doctorate in Education (EdD) was around participation of children and young people, listening to young people and using creative methodologies to engage with them and enable them to express their views. Aspects of this have recently being published in the following:

    Chapter 5: Shallow Democracy: In other People’s shoes – Listening to the Voices of Children and Young People published in `Participation, Citizenship and Intergenerational Relations in Children and Young People's Lives ‘ (2014) Edited by Joanne Westwood, Cath Larkins, Dan Moxon, Yasmin Perry and Nigel Thomas, Palgrave Macmillan.

  • Research

  • Publications

    Journal articles

    Daniels, K., Burnett, C., Bower, K., Escott, H., Ehiyazaryan-White, E., Hatton, A., & Monkhouse, J. (2019). Early years teachers and digital literacies: Navigatinga kaleidoscope of discourses. Education and Information Technologies, 25 (4), 2415-2426.

    Book chapters

    Hatton, A., & Marsh, J. (2007). Enhancing the reading of looked after children and young people. In Bearne, E., & Marsh, J. (Eds.) Literacy and social inclusion: Closing the gap. Trentham Books

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