Trustee (January 2021)

Dennis Hayes is Emeritus Professor of Education at the University of Derby. He is the founder and director of the campaign group Academics For Academic Freedom (AFAF). He is the author and editor of many books including The McDonaldization of Higher Education and a follow-up work Beyond McDonaldization: Visions of Higher Education. 

In 2008, he co-authored, with Kathryn Ecclestone, the controversial and bestselling book, The Dangerous Rise of Therapeutic Education which has been described as ‘one of the most important books to have been written in at least the last twenty years in that crucial area where philosophy, policy and practice coincide’. It was re-issued in February 2019 in the Routledge Education Classic Editions series with a new introduction. His latest book: The Death of Academic Freedom? Free speech and censorship on campus will also be published by Routledge in 2021.

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