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Carol Hall

Emeritus Professor, Faculty of Social Sciences



Carol Hall is an Emeritus Professor of Human Relations. She has worked in the field of Human Relations and Counselling for over 25 years in both schools and universities as an academic researcher and practitioner. She has authored numbers of books and journal articles in the area (see publication list) and the work has been translated into 6 languages (Chinese, Italian, Lithuanian, Polish, Spanish and Korean). In 2005 she was a recipient of the University's Lord Dearing Award for Learning and Teaching.

Carol serves on the Executive Committee of the National Association for Pastoral Care in Education, as well as being a member of the Editorial Board of the International Journal, Pastoral Care. She is an external examiner for Cambridge University's M.Phil and MEd in Counselling programmes.

She has consulted to public and private sector organisations and government agencies as well as continuing to work one-to-one with professionals requiring forms of personal and professional support and development.

Carol began her career as a secondary school teacher in Nottingham, teaching English, drama and personal and social education. Her interest in human relations and counselling and helping skills in educational contexts began early in her career as pastoral head of year. She remains particularly interested in investigating how the quality of the relationship between teacher and student impacts on learning. More recently her work in the area of eLearning investigates how the relational, affective component of learning is mediated through new technologies.What research can tell us about how to improve the quality of relationships in order to promote learning remains her abiding passion. Editorial Board Membership

1999 - 2007 Editorial Board Membership Pastoral Care in Education: The International Journal of Pastoral Care and Personal and Social Education.

Membership of the International Journal of Instruction Advisory Board Reviewer for ESRC and Sage Publishers.

Research Summary

the main foci of her current research interests lie in:

  • Experiential learning methodologies and curriculum development in intra and interpersonal learning
  • Experiential learning in human relations as a feature of CPD
  • Emotional intellligence and the dynamics of organizational leadership
  • Guided imagery and its application to learning and elearning
  • How new technologies impact on relationships in educational contexts
  • Developing empathy in online tutoring

Carol is an experienced research supervisor. She is particularly interested in working with research students who wish to undertake qualitative studies in the areas of the research interests mentioned above.

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University of Nottingham
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Nottingham, NG8 1BB

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