Simon Hayhoe


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Research interests

Simon is a lecturer in the Department of Education and admissions tutor for the MA Education. He is also a centre research associate in the Centre for the Philosophy of Natural and Social Science, London School of Economics. Prior to his post in Bath, Simon was Programme Director for the MA Special Needs and Inclusion and supervisor for the EdD Special Educational Needs cohort at Canterbury Christ Church University, and a member of Faculty at Sharjah Women’s College, UAE.

Simon’s current work focuses on the epistemology of disability and ability, with special reference to education, inclusion, technology and the arts. His other research interests include inclusive and assistive technology (specialising in mobile technologies), religion and disability - with a focus on Christianity and Islam - and museums and disability. He is also currently involved in an international project investigating the use of mobile technologies as tools of inclusion for disabled people in museum environments. This project is sponsored by a Horizon 2020 grant from the European Union. The research is partnered with TreeLogic (based in Madrid), the Open University, and numerous museums, associations and companies in London, Madrid and Vienna.

Simon has also previously conducted projects in this field in the US, Canada, United Arab Emirates and the UK. He has also won a number of awards in his field, including a Fulbright All Disciplines Scholar's Award for a fellowship at The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, USA) and he was a finalist in the London 2012's Great Briton's Prize. Simon has also delivered guest lectures at the Sidur Museum (Moscow), the Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York), Institute of Child Health at Great Ormond Street Hospital, Harvard University, London School of Economics, MIT, University of California Berkeley, Vrije Universiteit (Brussels) and the Government of the Province of Milan.

Research interests

  • Blindness
  • Visual art and culture
  • Inclusive technologies
  • Epistemology of disability
  • Museum accessibility

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Projects 2016 2019

Research Output 2000 2018

Approaches for Conducting Research with Disabled Students

Hayhoe, S. 14 Feb 2018

Research output: Non-textual formDigital or Visual Products

Classical Philosophies on Blindness and Cross-Modal Transfer, 1688-2003

Hayhoe, S. 1 Apr 2018 (Accepted/In press) The Routledge Handbook of Visual Impairment: Social and Cultural Research. Ravenscroft, J. (ed.). 1 ed. Routledge

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

visual impairment
learning theory

How a blind artist is challenging our understanding of colour

Hayhoe, S. 23 Mar 2018 The Conversation

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle

Open Access

Human Values, Inclusive Capital, and Cultural Access: A Case Study of the Deaf Service at Yosemite National Park, California, US

Hayhoe, S. 3 May 2018 (Accepted/In press) Routledge Handbook of Disability Arts, Communication and Media Studies (1st ed.): Volume 1. McDonald, D. & Hadley, B. (eds.). New York, U. S. A.: Routledge, (Routledge Handbooks)

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

national park
cultural heritage
best practice

Reference Guide - Touching the Rock: An Experience of Blindness for Disability Experiences

Hayhoe, S. 13 Apr 2018 (Accepted/In press) Reference Guide to Life Writing by Disabled Persons (1st ed.): Volume 1. Thomas Couser, G. & Mintz , S. B. (eds.). South Carolina, U. S. A.: Layman Poupard Publishing

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter