Professor Neil Hughes obtained a PhD in Politics from the University of Sheffield under the supervision of Professor Jean Grugel in 1997. He also has an MA in Latin American Studies from the University of Liverpool, an M.Ed from the University of Manchester and post-graduate qualifications in NGO management from the Complutense University in Madrid.
His research spans blended and blended language learning, digitally- enhanced teaching and learning in the Arts and Humanities, Critical Discourse Analysis and Social Movement Studies with a particular emphasis on Spain. He has published book chapters and articles on these issues in: Barataria, Arts and Humanities in Higher Education (forthcoming), The Language Learning Journal and Social Movement Studies. In 2020, he was the Association for Learning Technology's (ALT) Learning Technologist of the Year in the research category.
In 2023, a MOOC he authored titled Blended and Hybrid Learning Design in Higher Education, was released on the FutureLearn platform.
Professor Hughes teaches Business and Society in Contemporary Spain. This module explores Spanish business from both a historical and contemporary perspective. The main themes include the economic… read more
Selected research includes:
Hughes, N (2023) Mearsheimer, Putin, ideology, and the war in Ukraine: A political discourse analysis, Journal of Language and Politics
Hughes, N (2023) Post-Pandemic Teaching and Learning in the Arts and Humanities: The Student Perspective in in Byrom, T (ed.) Meeting the Teaching and Learning Challenges in 21st Century Higher Education: Universal Design - Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Hughes, N (2022) Student engagement, pedagogical imaginaries and the future of Arts and Humanities teaching and learning in Higher Education, Arts and Humanities in Higher Education
Hughes, N (2021) Exploring vegan ideology through graffiti slogans. Discourse & Society.
Mansilla, J. & Hughes, N. (2021) "EN DOS AÑOS NO NOS VAMOS A ACORDAR DE LA PANDEMIA". ANÁLISIS DEL DISCURSO SOBRE EL DECRECIMIENTO TURÍSTICO EN BARCELONA. BARATARIA, Revista Castellano-Manchega de Ciencias Sociales.
Hughes, N. (2021) Romantic Online Course Design. September 28. Available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xkh3-T7qwwY
Hughes, N (2021) The Language of Protest: Graffiti slogans and the construction of tourism contestation in Barcelona in Ma, Y, Pothing, K & Rawnsley, G (eds) Elgar Handbook of Political Propaganda, Edward Elgar
Hughes, N & Mansilla, J (2021) Political discourse analysis of the degrowth challenge to dominant tourism narratives in Spain in Andriotis, K (ed.) Issues and cases of Degrowth in Tourism, CABI Publications
Hughes, N (2020) Nurturing Effective Digital Learning Design in the Arts and Humanities: The Moodle Redesign Initiative at the University of Nottingham in Byrom, T (ed.) Meeting the Teaching and Learning Challenges in 21st Century Higher Education: Universal Design - Cambridge Scholars Publishing