Elizabeth Hoult


Research interests

My areas of research are, broadly:

1) the development of an understanding of resilience in disadvantaged and marginalised learners;

2) the use of literary theory and literary analysis alongside empirical data as an investigative framework in education;

3) the cultivation of higher level reading practices as a function of resilience and resistance in marginalised and traumatised learners (the cultivation of the ability to read plurally as well as to resist authoritative single readings of oneself as a particular type of learner) - I am currently interested in the application of this idea to prison education and to 'looked after' children in the education system;

4) adult learning as a driver of social change.



Organisational affiliations

Education/Academic qualification

  • PGCE, Durham University

    Secondary English and Drama

    - 1993
  • PhD, Education, University of Kent

    Representations of Resilience in Adult Learning

    - 2010
  • MA, University College London

    Education (School Effectiveness and School Improvement)

    30 Sep 1997 - 1 Nov 2000
  • BA (Hons), English Literature, Newcastle University

    - 1992

Professional Qualifications

  • Member, Society for Research into Higher Education (SRHE)

    6 Jan 2020 -
  • National Teaching Fellowship,