Professor Fiona Hallett

Name: Professor Fiona Hallett
Department: Faculty of Education
Current position: Professor in Education
Location: Ormskirk Main Campus, Faculty of Education



Fiona currently leads the Masters by Research at Edge Hill University and supervises post-graduate research students in the fields of: Inclusive Education; Social Justice; Autism; and Visual Methodologies. 


  • BSc (Honours, with Qualified Teacher Status) Science and Technology, 2:1
  • MA (Special Educational Needs)
  • PhD (Educational Research)


Fiona is the joint Editor of the British Journal of Special Education, a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a Fellow of the RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce).


Research interests

Fiona has developed a national and international reputation for research in Inclusive Education, Autism and visual research methodologies and her research focuses on issues of Social Justice with a view to impacting upon the lives of marginalised learners. As such, Fiona’s research spans compulsory and Higher Education and she has been an invited tutor for PhD summer schools at the University of Trondheim and the University of Hamburg.

Selected recent publications:

 Journal articles

Chapters in books

  • HALLETT, F., Citizenship, Disability Discrimination and the Invisible Learner, 2019. In PETERSON, A., STAHL, G. & SOONG, H. (Eds.). The Palgrave Handbook of Citizenship and Education. Cham, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing AG.
  • HALLETT, F & CHAPMAN, A. 2017. The personal epistemologies of tutors in Higher Education. In. G. SCHRAW, J. LUNN. BROWNLEE, L. OLAFSON & M. VANDERVELDT.(Eds) Teachers’ personal epistemologies: Evolving Models for Informing Practice.  Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.
  • DUNNE, L., HALLETT, F., KAY, V. and WOOLHOUSE, C. 2017. Visualising Inclusion: Employing a photo-elicitation methodology to explore views of inclusive education. Invited Sage Case Study. London: Sage.


  • HALLETT, F & HALLETT, G. 2017. Transforming the role of the SENCo (2nd Edition). London: Open University Press
  • ARMSTRONG, D., ELLIOTT, J, HALLETT, F & HALLETT, G. 2016. Understanding Child and Adolescent Behaviour in the Classroom. Cambridge, Melbourne: Cambridge University Press.

A full list of Fiona’s publications is available via Pure

External collaboration and partnership activity:

Fiona was the Lead EU Academic in a European Tempus IV project (ASPIRE) from 2012-2015, which involved nine other partners in Germany; Ireland; Georgia; Slovakia and Armenia and is currently involved in an Erasmus+ funded project in Vietnam and Laos. She led an Evaluation of the Student Central Programme at Maynooth University (2016-2017), and a RITA funded project on autism (2013-2018).


Fiona is currently involved in a photo-elicitation research project examining perspectives on inclusion and exclusion. Data from this project has been exhibited at TATE Liverpool and is now being used with schools and Local Authorities across England.

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