Dr Claire Hawkins

Name: Dr Claire Hawkins
Department: Children, Education and Communities
Current position: Senior Lecturer
Email: hawkinsc@edgehill.ac.uk
Location: Ormskirk Main Campus, Faculty of Education


Claire teaches on the computing modules in the Department for Children, Education and Communities for undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.  Prior to this Claire was a Senior Lecturer in ICT/ Computing Education for the Secondary Department, Faculty of Education.  She has also held the role of Course Leader for undergraduate and postgraduate Information and Communications Technology courses with QTS*; Course Leader for the Computer Science with QTS* undergraduate course; and Year 3 Leader for the BA/ BSc (Hons) Secondary Education with QTS* programme. Claire came to Edge Hill University from teaching ICT at secondary level. Before becoming an ICT teacher, she worked in business developing and delivering services, training and consultancy.


  • PhD
  • MA
  • PGCE
  • BSc (Hons)


  • Cyberbullying
  • Participatory research.

Research interests:

Research on cyberbullying in secondary schools using youth participatory research approaches.

Research groups:

  • CREATE Research Network
  • Sensory Methods Research Group


  • Beer, P., Hallett, F., Hawkins, C. and Hewitson, D. (2017) Cyberbullying levels of impact in a special school setting. The International Journal of Emotional Education, 9 (1). pp. 121-124
  • Simmons, C and Hawkins, C (2015) Teaching Computing. Sage: London
  • Hawkins, C. (2012) ‘Student perspectives on learning with wikis.’ Teacher Education Advancement Network: Individual Papers.
  • Simmons, C and Hawkins, C (2009) Teaching ICT. Sage: London

Knowledge Transfer and Enterprise

Conference Presentations

  • Hawkins, C (2018) ‘Using youth voice to construct a new definition for cyberbullying’. 10th Annual Conference for Research in Education. September 2018.
  • Hawkins, C & Rawlinson, M (2008) ‘I’ve never done that before!” Embedding skills development in level 6 for non-traditional students’. 1st Widening Participation Research Centre Conference. May 2008.
  • Hawkins, C & Rawlinson, M (2007) ‘If I only had the time: supporting part-time undergraduates with skills development in a busy curriculum’ CLTR Conference, Edge Hill University.  Workshop. May 2007.