Senior Lecturer / Programme Lead for Youth and Community Work at Plymouth Marjon University
19 Jun 2019
Tracy Ann Hayes is a convenor for the Nature, Outdoor Learning and Play Special Interest Group. In 2018 she was the recipient of the Anna Craft Creativities in Education Prize for her paper Responsive, responsible research.
Tracy is Senior Lecturer/Programme Lead for Youth and Community Work in the School of Education at Plymouth Marjon University. A qualified youth worker and community development professional, she has published for public, practitioner and academic audiences.
Tracy completed her transdisciplinary PhD with the University of Cumbria, awarded by Lancaster University in 2018. Her research explored 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.