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Claire Hadfield

Senior Lecturer

Marjon Teacher Education Partnership


Claire Hadfield


  • Doctoral candidate researching teacher professional identity and teacher retention. I am especially interested in the evolution and expression of teachers’ professional identity throughout the PGCE and NQT years.
  • Secondary PGCE French with English, Roehampton University and South West Teacher Training.
  • M.Phil. Place, Language and Identity in the work of Annie Ernaux, University of Strathclyde.
  • BA (Hons) French and Philosophy,  University of Exeter.


Claire teaches on the following courses:

  • Secondary PGCE
  • BA (Hons) English
  • Reflective practice
  • Late 20th and 21st century literature


  • Teaching and Learning
  • Digital Literature and Flash Fiction
  • Language, Identity and Social Place
  • Teacher Professional Identity


Review of Graley Herren The Self-reflexive art of Don DeLillo, C21 Literature: Journal of 21st Century Writings, publication pending Summer 2020.

Expert Membership of professional bodies

  • Associate Fellow of Higher Education Academy
  • Professional Affiliate Chartered College of Teaching
  • National Association for the Teaching of English

Other Interests

  • Creative writing
  • Cinema
  • Music

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