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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

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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

Other positions

Visiting Professor, Leeds Trinity University

1 Aug 2018 → …


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Research Output 2007 2019

2 Downloads (Pure)
consumer protection

Students Making Complaints: Performative or Passionate Utterance?

FULFORD, AMANDA. & Skea, C., 31 Jul 2019, In : Philosophy and Theory in Higher Education.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access

Understanding the Student Experience: Responsibility, Measurement, and Accountability

Fulford, A., 2018, Encyclopedia of Educational Philosophy and Theory. Springer, Singapore, p. 1-6 6 p. (Encyclopedia of Educational Philosophy and Theory).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

2 Citations (Scopus)
23 Downloads (Pure)

Refusal and disowning knowledge: re-thinking disengagement in higher education

Fulford, A., 31 Mar 2017, In : Ethics and Education. 12, 1, p. 105-115 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
university education

Symposium: Student Academic Freedom

Skea, C. & Fulford, A., 2017.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper


Projects 2016 2016

Debating Higher Education


1/02/16 → …

Project: Research

Activities 2007 2020

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

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, ...

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, ...

PaTHES Annual Conference

AMANDA FULFORD (Participant)
18 Sep 201920 Sep 2019

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

PESGB Annual Conference

AMANDA FULFORD (Organiser), Naomi Hodgson (Organiser)
20 Jul 2018 → …

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