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Tracy Hayes, Dr

Lecturer at University of Cumbria

Tracy Hayes is the current convenor for the Nature, Outdoor Learning and Play Special Interest Group.

Tracy Hayes was awarded the 2018 Anna Craft Creativities in Education Prize for her paper Responsive, responsible research: Lexi’s Story.

Tracy Hayes joined the University of Cumbria in November 2014, following an established career in youth work and community-based education. She teaches on the Working with Children, Young People and Families undergraduate programme, drawing extensively on her experiences as a professional youth and community development worker and as an environmental educator.

She has recently completed a PhD in the Department of Science, Natural Resources and Outdoor Studies researching the relationship that young people have with the natural environment. She takes a playfully narrative approach to her work, embracing creative methodologies, particularly reflexive auto/ethnography, creative non-fiction and story-telling. She enjoys being, and playing, outside.


Tracy Hayes's contributions

Nature, Outdoor Learning and Play SIG Annual Meeting

26 Feb 2021 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Join the  Nature, Outdoor Learning and Play SIG annual meeting to network with colleagues, learn about the activities of the SIG over the last year and plans for 2021   This meeting will be...

Upcoming event

Nature, Outdoor Learning and Play

The aim of this SIG is to provide a focus for the wealth of outdoor learning research taking place in the UK, and beyond. We aim for this SIG to work closely with existing SIGs and to encourage...

Special Interest Group