Heather Knight

Academic profile

Dr Heather Knight

Lecturer in Education
Plymouth Institute of Education - School of Society and Culture (Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Business)

The Global Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. Heather's work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

Goal 04: SDG 4 - Quality EducationGoal 10: SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities

About Heather

Heather is a Lecturer in Education at the University of Plymouth. She has worked in Higher Education for over 12 years. She specialises in equality and social justice, and has particular interests in critical theory, critical pedagogy and critical race theory. Heather is a local artist and has a background in Community Work. She has worked with arts for social justice programmes, drawing together interests in creativity and the arts as a language for engaging in critical thinking around troublesome issues. Her doctoral thesis, 'The Impact of Arts Education Programmes on Anti-Racist School Practice in the South West of England', brought together two core interests of anti-racist work and the role of the arts for social transformation. 


I teach on the BA Education programme and specialise in equality and inclusion with special interests in anti-racism in mainly White and rural areas, community arts, arts for social justice education and arts for inclusion and supporting well-being. I lead modules about voice and participation and creating therapeutic spaces in education and communities. I have delivered guest lectures on the MSc Social research course, BSc (Hons) Sociology and BEd Primary Education. 

Contact Heather

Floor 5, Rolle Building, Drake Circus, Plymouth, PL4 8AA