Caroline Heaton

Caroline Heaton MbyRes, PGC (LTHE) (FHEA), BA

Senior Lecturer (Research, Evaluation and Student Engagement)


Caroline has held a variety of posts at Sheffield Hallam University, working within taught programmes administration, widening participation policy and research, academic and learner development, and student experience research and evaluation.


Caroline currently works in the Directorate of Student Engagement, Evaluation and Research, where she carries out research into the student learning experience, and supports the co-ordination of institution-wide student engagement in quality enhancement.


Heaton, C. (2017). Julius Caesar, performed by Sheffield Theatres at the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield, UK, 24th May 2017. Early modern literary studies, 19 (2).

Austen, L., Heaton, C., Jones-Devitt, S., & Pickering, N. (2017). Why is the BME attainment gap such a wicked problem? The Journal of Educational Innovation, Partnership and Change, 3 (1).

Jones-Devitt, S., Austen, L., Chitwood, E., Donnelly, A., Fearn, C., Heaton, C., ... Pickering, N. (2017). Creation and confidence: BME students as academic partners…but where were the staff? Journal of Educational Innovation Partnership and Change, 3 (1), 278-285.

Heaton, C. (2015). Review of Dekker and Middleton's The Roaring Girl (directed by Jo Davies for the Royal Shakespeare Company) at the Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, 9 June 2014. Shakespeare, 11 (3), 316-318.

Madriaga, M., Hanson, K., Heaton, C., Kay, H., Newitt, S., & Walker, A. (2010). Confronting similar challenges? : disabled and non‐disabled students’ learning and assessment experiences. Studies in Higher Education, 35 (6), 647-658.

Book chapters

Heaton, C. (2021). Only Northerners need apply? Northern Broadsides and ‘no-nonsense’ Shakespeare. In Hansen, A. (Ed.) Shakespeare in the North Place, Politics and Performance in England and Scotland. Edinburgh University Press:


Austen, L., Hodgson, R., Heaton, C., Pickering, N., & Dickinson, J. (2021). Access, retention, attainment and progression: an integrative review of demonstrable impact on student outcomes. Advance HE.

Theses / Dissertations

Heaton, C. (2016). Revolting Women, Roaring Girls and Bloody Men: The RSC in Stratford, 2014. (Doctoral thesis). Supervised by Hopkins, L.

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