Dr Harriet Cameron


School of Education

Lecturer in Psychology and Education

Academic Integrity Lead

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Dr Harriet Cameron
School of Education
The Wave
2 Whitham Road
S10 2AH
Research interests

I am interested in the discourses of learning, learning difference and learning identity.

I am particularly interested in the way language around learning disabilities and differences comes to shape the way diagnoses of autism, (specific) learning disability, ADHD and mental ill-health are constructed in specific places, spaces and times.

I am also interested in the lived experiences of people who come to be categorised as ‘deficient’ in learning or communicating, and in how systems, processes, and policies interact with these experiences, both in ‘western’ contexts and in the global South.


Journal articles


  • Cameron HE (2016) ‘Being’ dyslexic in higher education: reflections on discourse and identity In Goodley D, Corcoran T, Billington T & Williams A (Ed.), Critical Educational Psychology (pp. 250-259). John Wiley & Sons RIS download Bibtex download
  • Cameron H () Specific Learning Difficulties as a relational category: reconstruction, redistribution and resistance in higher educational practice In McNamee S, Gergen M, Camargo-Borges C & Rasera E (Ed.), Handbook of Social Constructionist Practice View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
Teaching interests

My teaching centres largely upon the ways in which Psychology as a discipline has come to shape and be shaped by Education.

From the BA in Culture, Education and Childhood to our masters programmes in Psychology and Education, my approach is to enable students to make connections between critical psychological, sociological and educational theories and their own experiences within learning communities.

My academic career follows many years’ as a service director and specialist teacher in Higher Education for students with specific learning difficulties, differences and disabilities, including dyslexia, dyspraxia, autism and ADHD. I have since run an MA in Autism Spectrum Conditions and led modules around Inclusive Education, and Critical Psychology.