Michael Hand

I'm a philosopher of education based at the University of Birmingham. I work primarily on moral, political, religious and philosophical education. I also have interests in education against extremism, relationships and sex education, autonomy and flourishing as educational aims, and the concepts of indoctrination, punishment and intelligence.

I edit the Bloomsbury Philosophy of Education book series and co-edit the Journal of Philosophy in Schools. I'm Vice-Chair of the Philosophy of Education Society of Great Britain.

At Birmingham, I'm Professor of Philosophy of Education in the School of Education. I coordinate the School's Philosophy of Education Research Seminar Series.

Before coming to Birmingham in 2012, I worked for 11 years at the UCL Institute of Education. My academic qualifications are from the Universities of Cambridge (BA, MA), Manchester (MSc) and Oxford (DPhil).

Many of the publications listed on the following pages are open access. Some of the others are available as postprints in the University of Birmingham Research Archive.