BiographyAlison Hardy is a senior lecturer at the Nottingham Institute of Education, part of Nottingham Trent University (NTU), in teacher education and specialises in design and technology education. Additionally she leads the MA Education course at NTU. Alison started her D&T teaching career in Gloucestershire and has been a head of D&T in Northamptonshire and Lincolnshire. She also worked in further education where she was responsible for curriculum development and as an overseas lecturer at the University of West Bohemia in the Czech Republic.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
My research focuses on ‘The value and purpose of design and technology (D&T) education’. I’m fascinated by this area and have identified a diverse range of values attributed to D&T across a number of stakeholders. I also explore design and technology knowledge – what it is and how it’s taught.