Helen Hewertson

Helen Hewertson


School of Humanities, Language and Global Studies

Livesey House, LH107

+44 (0) 1772 89 2865


Subject Areas: Education, Sociology

Helen Hewertson is a fully qualified post compulsory teacher who has taught at various levels and to learners with various abilities and ages. She is currently teaching on the Foundation programme in the School of Humanities, Language and Global Studies, and is module leader for several modules. Helen is also the Chair of the Pedagogic Research Forum and is passionate about educational research.

Helen is research active in the Pedagogic Research Forum.


Full Profile

Helen has published at international conferences on education and anthrozoology, and contributed to a book on creative education. She has also published with the Pedagogic Research Forum; The UCLan Guide to Pedagogic Research and Impact Guide to Pedagogic Research. Her research interests are quite varied but include work within the areas of Pedagogy, Research- informed Teaching, Social Psychology, Environmental Sociology, Sociology and gender, Human-Computer Interaction and Anthrozoology.



  • Msc Applied Psychology (Liverpool Hope University, 2007)
  • Certificate in Education (Post Compulsory) (Liverpool John Moores, 2008)
  • Teaching Toolkit (University of Central Lancashire, 2010)
  • MRes Child Computer Interaction (University of Central Lancashire, 2015)

Membership of Professional and Learned Bodies

  • Higher Education Academy fellow
  • British Science Association


  • UCLan Hate Crime conference
  • UCLan Pedagogic Research Forum – Chair

Teaching Activities and Responsibilities

Helen is the module leader for several Foundation entry modules in the School of Humanities, Language and Global Studies including; Essential Study Skills for Higher Education, Learning by Experience and Extended Study.

Helen also teaches on Developing Academic Knowledge and works with the Sociology team. She will be running a new Sociology module on Animals and Society in 2017.

Helen is an Academic Advisor for the Humanities, Language and Global Studies Foundation entry students.

External Affiliations and Roles

  • British Conference of Undergraduate Research (Steering group member)
  • British Science Association (Secretary, Lancashire branch)
  • Reviewer for Studies in Higher Education


  • Dillon, M. and Hewertson, H. (2013) The UCLan Research Academy: Supporting students with their capstone research projects. Re-energising undergraduate research methods pedagogy in education. Liverpool Hope University 18th June 2013.
  • Hewertson, H. (2012) Companion Animals: Interactions and relationships. International Society for Anthrozoology Conference; Arts and Sciences of Human-Animal Interactions. Murray Edwards College, Cambridge, UK. 11 - 13 July 2012
  • Mahoney, P. Hewertson, H. Gotaas, J (2010) The Magic Pens project. ALT-C; "Into something rich and strange" - making sense of the sea-change. 7th September 2010
  • Hampton-Reeves, S. Mashiter, C. Hewertson. H (2009) Using and Abusing the Internet to Access Research: Reflections on a Study of Student Research Behaviour. International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation- ICERI2009 16th -18th November 2009
  • Hewertson, H. What makes a really good learner? What do students believe? Improving Student Learning – For the 21st Century Learner; The 17th Improving Student Learning Symposium, Imperial College London, UK, 7 –9 September 2009.


Hewertson H. (2015) Undergraduate Research Internships: Engaging Students in the Co-Creation of Research, In Brewer, G. and Hogarth, R. (eds) Creative Education, Teaching and Learning; Creativity, Engagement and the Student Experience. London: Palgrave Macmillan.

Gayle Brewer, G. Dennison, D. Hewertson, H. Pilkington, R. Smith, R. Smith, S. and Wood, G. (2011) IMPACT; Pedagogic Research. Centre For Research-informed Teaching, UCLan.

Hampton-Reeves, S. Hewertson, H. Mashiter, C. (2010) Research-informed leadership and Academic Identities in the Post-92 University Sector. Report for the Leadership Foundation in Higher Education. Available at Academia.

Hampton-Reeves, S. Mashiter, C. Westaway, J. Lumsden, P. Day, H. Hewertson, H. Hart, A. (2009) Students’ Use of Research Content in Teaching and Learning. A report for the Joint Information Systems Council (JISC) Available at Academia