Dr Cecile Hatier



Assistant Director of Learning and Teaching

Email: cecile.hatier@canterbury.ac.uk
Tel: 01227 92 2949

Profile summary

As Assistant Director of Learning and Teaching, my role is to ensure the strategic implementation of the University’s Learning and Teaching Strategy to deliver outstanding learning and teaching for students of all levels. I oversee the University academic development offer and manage teams of senior academic developers, learning technologists and student engagement officer who support academic and professional staff to further embed innovative and effective L&T practices.

In addition to this, I have a strategic role in the design, review and evaluation of our policies, procedures and planning relating to the enhancement of the student experience. I represent the learning and teaching perspective in a variety of University-wide panels and committees.

I joined the department of LTE at Canterbury Christ Church University in early 2018. I previously worked as St Mary’s University in Twickenham (as Academic Director for Teaching and Learning Quality Enhancement), at the University of Wolverhampton (as Principal Lecturer in Quality and Partnerships, and prior to this as Senior Lecturer and Course Leader in French, Politics and Philosophy), and at the University of Bath (as lecturer in French).

Research and knowledge exchange

My higher education background is in humanities and social sciences: I am a graduate of the Institut d’Etudes Politiques (Sciences-Po), in Paris, and I also have a BA (Hons) in History. I completed a PhD at Birmingham University in political theory, focusing on Cold War liberal political ideology. I have since broadened my interest to political morality and the problem of dirty hands in politics.

I hold a PGCert in Higher Education and I am a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. In my CCCU role, I am now getting more involved in pedagogical and HE policy research.

Teaching and subject expertise:

In previous Universities, I taught:

  • French language, culture, politics and society, translation
  • Political ideologies, political theory and European politics
  • Philosophy and ethics

I am now engaged in the delivery of learning and teaching workshops and modules for academic staff.

 External activities

I am part of the HEA Accredited Programme Leaders Network and the Foundation Year Group. I am a reviewer for the following journals:

  • Policy and Politics
  • Studies in Higher Education

I am also involved in Political Theory groups linked with the Political Studies Association.

I have also been an external examiner and adviser at various UK Universities, and am currently a Field External Examiner for the BA (Hons) Politics and International Relations at the University of the West of England, and a Framework External Examiner at the University of Northampton.

 Publications and research outputs

  • The virtues and vices of resigning from office’, Policy and Politics, 2016, vol. 44:3, pp. 351-66.
  • `The Morality of University Decision-makers’, Studies in Higher Education, 2014, vol. 39.6, pp. 1085-96.
  • ‘Them and us: demonising politicians by moral double standards’, Contemporary Politics, vol. 18.4, December 2012, pp. 467-80.
  •  ‘ “Quelle Horreur !”: On the latest Posthumous Publication of Isaiah Berlin’, The European Legacy, vol. 12.5, 2007, pp. 607-09.
  •  ‘Isaiah Berlin and the Totalitarian Mind’, The European Legacy, issue 9.6, December 2004, pp. 767-82.
  •  ‘The Liberal Message of Raymond Aron: A Substantial Legacy’, European Journal of Political Theory, vol. 2 n°5, October 2003, pp. 443-51
  •  ‘Isaiah Berlin, une morale de l’in-certitude’, Revue Française de Science Politique, vol. 52 n° 5-9, Oct.-Dec. 2002.

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