Dr Heather Knight

Dr Heather Knight

Lecturer in Education

Plymouth Institute of Education (Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Business)

Lecturer in Education 


My first degree was a BSc (Hons) in Community Work and my Master's degree was MSc Social Research. I am particularly interested in issues of equality and social justice. My doctoral thesis, 'The Impact of Arts Education Programmes on Anti-Racist School Practice in the South West of England', drew together two core interests of anti-racist work and the role of the arts for social transformation. As an artist, I am interested in ways the arts can act as a language for engaging in critical thinking about troublesome issues.   

Teaching interests

I teach on the BA Education programme, and have delivered guest lectures on the MSc Social research course and BSc (Hons) Sociology. 

Research interests

I am interested in the following areas of research:

Anti-racism in predominantly 'white' and rural areas

Arts and social justice education 

Dangerous and troublesome Knowledge 

Key publications

Key publications are highlighted

Knight H 2015 'Social justice and the arts' JOURNAL OF EDUCATION FOR TEACHING 41, (1) 102-105 Author Site , DOI
Knight H 2014 'Articulating injustice: an exploration of young people's experiences of participation in a conflict transformation programme that utilises the arts as a form of dialogue' COMPARE-A JOURNAL OF COMPARATIVE AND INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION 44, (1) 77-96 Author Site , DOI
Anderson J, Dodd D, Huggins V, Kelly O, Knight H & Wickett K 2011 'Using mixed methods: Frameworks for an integrated methodology' JOURNAL OF EDUCATION FOR TEACHING 37, (4) 501-503 Author Site , DOI