Dr Cheryl Hunt
Honorary University Fellow


Dr Cheryl Hunt BA (Hons Psychol), DipEd (QTS), MEd (Continuing Education), PhD

My research interests are: spirituality as a dimension of lifelong learning and professional practice; critical reflective practice in professional settings; teaching and learning in higher education; adult and community education.


BA (Hons Psychol), DipEd (QTS), MEd (Continuing Education), PhD


Having moved to the University of Exeter in 2003, I directed the Professional Doctorates Programme and set up a new inter-professional pathway within the Doctor of Education (EdD) programme. I also co-designed and developed an HEA-accredited Certificate in Academic Practice for new University Lecturers. Previously, I worked in adult and community education for many years before taking up a post in the Department of Continuing Education at the University of Sheffield where I was involved in pioneering work in school governor training, 'distance learning' and professional development, including critical reflective practice in a range of professional settings. I subsequently directed the MEd in Continuing Education and co-directed the thesis phase of the EdD programme. My research and teaching interests in community education and critical reflective practice led me into the study of spirituality. I have published and lectured extensively about these fields, and the links between them. I am currently a Director and Trustee of the British Association for the Study of Spirituality and the Chief Editor of the Journal for the Study of Spirituality.  I am a former Executive Editor of Teaching in Higher Education where I also had particular responsibility for editing the ‘Points of Departure‘ section. I have been a member of the Standing Conference on University Teaching and Research in the Education of Adults (SCUTREA) for over thirty years, during which time I have served as elected Honorary Secretary, Council Member and conference organiser. I was recently appointed as an Honorary Life Member.


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