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Dr Hazel Bending

Senior Lecturer

Programme Lead

School of Sport, Health and Wellbeing

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Hazel Bending

Role Summary



  • Doctorate in Education 2013, University of Exeter
  • MSc Psychology, Open University
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Psychological Research Methods, Open University
  • BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy, University of Exeter


  • Psychology
  • Mental illness and wellbeing
  • Working with individuals with learning disabilities
  • Communication and counselling skills
  • Research methods and evidence based practice


  • Reflective practice in education, health and social care
  • Locating a reflective space
  • Identity construction
  • Individual experience
  • Evidence based practice and the role of intuition
  • Student experience and using technology to support students' learning



Bending H (2018) Wellbeing and Resilience in Education, in  Luke, I & Gourd, J. (2018) (Eds) Thriving as a Professional Teacher, London: Routledge  

Bending, H (2015) Blogging my reflections? No I don’t…. but it’s a good idea, International Conference on Education and New Technologies 2015 Conference proceedings. 

Bending, H (2013) Is the group task a good selection tool? the Students' view, International Conference on Education and New Technologies, 2013 conference proceedings ISBN: 978-84-616-3822-2

Bending H (2012) Group interviews: a good alternative to an individual interview? International Conference on Education Research and Innovation, 2012 conference proceedings ISBN: 978-84-616-0763-1

Bending, H (2012) e-supervision; using technology to support students on their work placements, International Conference of Education, research and innovation 2012 ISBN: 978-84-616-0763-1


Bending, H (2020 - postponed)  Students’ feedback on feedback, are we asking too often?  Due to be presented at the Division of Academics, Researchers and Teachers in Psychology Conference, June 2020.

Bending, H (2019) Managing students with hidden disabilities on psychology programmes. Presentation at Division of Academics, Researchers and Teachers in Psychology Conference, 4-5 June 2019.

Bending H (2018 June)  Reflections on Blogging for Assessment, Presentation at Division of Academics, Researchers and Teachers in Psychology, Inaugural Conference, Birmingham 6-7 June 2018.

Griffiths, S and Bending, H (2014). Values Based Recruitment at the University of St Mark and St John, presentation at the RCSLT Conference, Leeds UK.

Bending, H (2014). Superhero, brainiac or manager-in-waiting? being a male speech and language therapist. RCSLT Conference, Leeds UK

Bending H (2013) Being a male speech and language therapy student, paper presented at the 24th International Networking for Healthcare Education Conference, 2013

Expert Membership of professional bodies

  • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society
  • Chartered Member of the British Psychological Society

Roles on external bodies

British Psychological Society Members Board Committee

Other Interests


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