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    Philosophy of education Philosophy of higher education Community and public philosophy Higher education policy Higher education pedagogy and practice Dialogue and conversation in education Relationships in education Student satisfaction and expectation The student experience Philosophical / theoretical research using the works of Stanley Cavell, Martin Buber, Gabriel Marcel American transcendentalism and the works of Henry David Thoreau and Ralph Waldo Emerson

    • 19 Citations
    • 3 h-Index

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    Personal profile


    My current research interests are in the field of philosophy of education, and in philosophy of higher education. I have published articles on the nature and aims of the university; pedagogy for higher education; academic literacies and academic writing; conversation in higher education; the place of the university tutorial, and on student engagement, experience and satisfaction. My PhD considered the possibilities for our being literate, and was informed by the philosophy of Martin Heidegger, Stanley Cavell, Emmanuel Levinas and Martin Buber. ​I have published in leading international journals including the Journal of Philosophy of Education, Ethics and EducationEducational Theory, Philosophy and Theory in Higher Education, and in Studies in Philosophy and Education. I have jointly authored a monograph entitled Philosophy and Theory in Educational Research: Writing in the Margin which was published by Routledge 2016. I am a co-editor for a book series with Springer entitled Debating Higher Education: Philosophical Perspectives, and have two monographs forthcoming, Community and Philosophy: Theories, Practices and Possibilities (for Bloomsbury), and Philosophers on the University (for Springer).

    Education/Academic qualification

    Philosophy of Education, University College London

    Award Date: 13 Jun 2012

    Other positions

    Visiting Professor, Leeds Trinity University

    1 Aug 2018 → …


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    Research Output

    A Philosophical Defence of the University Lecture

    FULFORD, AMANDA. & Mahon, A., 19 Jan 2020, In : Oxford Review of Education.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Contracting with Students: Re-Thinking Higher Education as ‘Invitation to Treat’

    FULFORD, AMANDA., 1 Jan 2020, In : Higher Education Quarterly. 74, 1, p. 63-74 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 1 Citation (Scopus)
    2 Downloads (Pure)

    Hospitality & Higher Education

    FULFORD, AMANDA., 4 Aug 2020, (Accepted/In press) Oxford Encyclopedia of Philosophy of Education. Oxford Univesity Press

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingEntry for encyclopedia/dictionary

  • Philosophers on the University: Reconsidering Higher Education

    FULFORD, AMANDA. (ed.) & Barnett, R. (ed.), 25 Mar 2020, Cham: Springer, Switzerland. 213 p. (Debating Higher Education: Philosophical Perspectives)

    Research output: Book/ReportBook

  • Philosophy and Community: Theories, Practices and Possibilities

    FULFORD, AMANDA. (ed.), Lockrobin, G. (ed.) & Smith, R. (ed.), 9 Jan 2020, Bloomsbury. 280 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportBook

  • Projects

    Debating Higher Education


    1/02/16 → …

    Project: Research


    • 4 Organising a conference, workshop, ...
    • 4 Membership of network
    • 1 Editorial work
    • 1 Membership of committee

    International Network of Philosophers of Education

    AMANDA FULFORD (Participant), Bianca Thoillez (Member of programme committee), Sharon Todd (Chair) & Kai Horsthemke (Member of programme committee)

    28 Jul 202030 Jul 2020

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganising a conference, workshop, ...

    Philosophy of Education Society of Great Britain Annual Conference

    AMANDA FULFORD (Participant)

    27 Mar 202028 Mar 2023

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganising a conference, workshop, ...

    PaTHES Annual Conference

    AMANDA FULFORD (Participant)

    18 Sep 201920 Sep 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganising a conference, workshop, ...

    Society for Research into Higher Education (External organisation)


    10 Nov 2018 → …

    Activity: Membership typesMembership of committee

    PESGB Annual Conference

    AMANDA FULFORD (Organiser) & Naomi Hodgson (Organiser)

    20 Jul 2018 → …

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganising a conference, workshop, ...