Professor Dennis Hayes

Emeritus Professor of Education, University of Derby

Dennis is Emeritus Professor of Education at the University of Derby and the Director of the campaign group Academics For Academic Freedom (AFAF). Among his many publications is the controversial and best-selling book The Dangerous Rise of Therapeutic Education once described as ‘one of the most important books to have been written in at least the last twenty years in that crucial area where philosophy, policy and practice coincide’. He has been involved in Debating Matters since its inception and was labelled the ‘Simon Cowell’ of judges but, like Cowell, he has mellowed over the years!

Twitter: @ProfDHayes