PhD (by publication). University of Chester 2012.
Certificate in Education. University of Manchester 1989.
MA Labour Politics. Manchester Polytechnic 1989.
BA (Honours) Politics & History. Staffordshire Polytechnic 1982 - 85.
My research interests fall into two main areas:
• The international movement of ideas and practices in education and social policy
This has been my main focus for research activity to date and reflects my interest in the ways in which agendas in education and social policy travel, or are transferred around the globe. My work in this area has involved playing a significant part in the development of internationally recognised and world leading work on policy transfer and global social policy. My work in this field has examined the impact of ideas from the USA on policy development in the UK on higher education reform, the development of the evidence movement in education and the reform of professional education in Russia. My work in this field examines the relationship between research evidence, policy and practice in education and social policy. I am also exploring the issue of value in international education with colleagues at Glasgow, Coventry and Ibadan.
• Interagency working and trans-professionalism
This is an area of work that I have developed over the past 7 years. It has been influenced by my previous research in that I have examined the global movement of ideas and practices in inter and multi agency work. It has also been shaped by my experience in building research capacities between academics across the social sciences and teacher educators and social work educators at Manchester Metropolitan University and the University of Chester. In 2014 I attracted a European Union Framework 7 grant on Multi –professional responses to Population Alerts to Chester. The project is worth 4 million Euros over 3 years across 7 partners in 5 countries. In 2012, I was elected President of the Education Human Services Linkages SIG at the American Education Research Association (AERA). I am currently working on a series of articles and two major bids for funding based on a qualitative data base of interviews and focus groups with senior decision makers, multi-professional leaders and practitioners in the North West of England. In June 2015 I was appointed as Vice Chair of Mental Health for Cumbria CCG Partnerships. This role involves co-ordination of policy on inter-professional work for mental health across Cumbria. I shall become Chair in 2017.
R. Hulme, J. McKay, D. Cracknell (2015). From commissar to auctioneer? The changing role of directors in managing children’s services in a period of austerity. Educational Management Administration & Leadership. 43(1), pp.77-91.
M. Hulme, A. Thomson, R. Hulme, G. Doughty (2014). Trading places: The role of agents in international student recruitment from Africa. Journal of Further and Higher Education. 38(5), pp.674-689.
A. Thomson, R. Hulme, M. Hulme, G. Doughty (2014). Perceptions of value: assessing the agent/commission model of UK higher education recruitment in Africa. Africa Review. 6(2), pp.105-120.
A. Thomson, M. Hulme, R. Hulme, G. Doughty (2014). Perceptions of value: assessing the agent/commission model of UK higher education recruitment in Africa. Africa Review.
R. Hulme, M. Hulme (2012). Policy learning? Crisis, evidence and reinvention in the making of public policy. Policy & Politics. 40(4), pp.473-489.
B. Hulse, R. Hulme (2012). Engaging with research through practitioner enquiry: the perceptions of beginning teachers on a postgraduate initial teacher education programme. Educational Action Research. 20(2), pp.313-329.
R. Hulme, D. Cracknell, A. Owens (2009). Learning in third spaces: developing trans‐professional understanding through practitioner enquiry. Educational Action Research. 17(4), pp.537-550.
R. Hulme (2006). The Role of Policy Transfer in Assessing the Impact of American Ideas on British Social Policy. Global Social Policy: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Public Policy and Social Development. 6(2), pp.173-195.
J. Arthur (2013). Debates in Citizenship Education. In: Taylor and Francis Ltd 5. Routledge, pp.43-55.
R. Hulme, D. Cracknell (2013). Learning across boundaries: Developing trans-professional understanding through practitioner inquiry. In: Connecting Inquiry and Professional Learning in Education: International Perspectives and Practical Solutions. pp.53-67.
R. Hulme, M. Hulme (2005). New labour’s education policy: Innovation or reinvention?. M. Powell, L. Bauld. In: Social Policy Review 17: Analysis and Debate in Social Policy, 2005. Bristol: Policy Press, pp.33-50.
M. Hulme, E. Rauschenberger, R. Hulme Trials, Toolkits, and ‘Global Evidence’ Banks:.
M. Hulme, E. Rauschenberger, R. Hulme Trials, Toolkits and ‘Global Evidence’ Banks. Free University Bolzano, 4/9/2018.
ML. Hulme, R. Hulme, E. Rauschenberger Learning from ‘What Works’? The cross-national translation of ‘best evidence’ for decision makers and practitioners. Copenhagen, Denmark, 22/8/2017.
• Hulme, R. What can be Learned from the Experience of Professional Development Schools in Boston, Queen’s University Belfast, June 2012
• Hulme, R. (2010) Creativity and the New Professionalism, Arts Based Education Workshop Warwick [February 2010].
• ESRC TERN Workshop- Perspectives on Policy March 2009
• Society of Education Studies Seminar: Every Child Matters: Local Responses to the Reform of Children’s Services Key note: Trans-professionalism a policy perspective April 2007
• Cultures of Effectiveness in Education in the UK, Finland and North America, Key note address, British Association of Comparative and International Education, Belfast September 2006
• ‘Implementing Citizenship Education in England and Wales, the Gap Between Rhetoric and Reality’, Citizenship Education and Social Justice Seminar, Queens University, Belfast May 2005
• ‘Learning From the West: Towards a Generic Model of Education Policy’ Udmurt State University, Russia March 2005
• ‘The Americanised-Medical Model of Accountability in Education’ University of Ulster, School of Applied Social Studies Seminar Series, February 2003
• ‘Using Research to Control Education: A Comparison of Policy and Practice on Evidence Based Practice in Education’ Public Policy Research Seminar Series York University June 2001
• ‘The Global Movement of Education Policy’, Centre for Public Administration and Policy, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Apr. 1999.
• ‘Transferring Solutions to Policy Problems’, Department of Politics, Research Series University of Edinburgh, April 1997
• ‘ New Labour’s Education Policies’ Department of Social and Community Sciences, University of Ulster, March 2000
Invitations to give guest lectures on my research at the following universities:
Queen’s University Belfast
University of East London.
Reviewer of papers submitted to the following journals:
Global Social Policy
Social Policy and Society
Journal of Social Policy
Reviewer of book proposals for the following publishers:
Open University Press
• External Examiner ,PhD thesis, The Far Right in the East Midlands 2000-2008, Coventry University
• External Examiner to the Ed D taught programme Manchester Metropolitan University 2012-present
• External Examiner BA Politics , Coventry university 2009 -2012
• External Examiner for ED D Thesis Liverpool John Moores University 2011
• External Examiner for PhD theses at the University of York and McMaster University Canada 2005/ 6
• Internal Examiner MMU for 4 PhD thesis ( 2002-2006)
• Internal Examiner PhD thesis University of Chester 2007
• External Examiner for all undergraduate politics courses at the University of Coventry (2008-2010).
• External Reviewer, Department of Education and Social Sciences, University of Central Lancashire 2007
• External Advisor to Coventry University's research committee 2005-10
• Internal Examiner for PhD student Department of Applied Community Studies MMU May 2003
• Visiting Scholar : Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University USA Centre for Public Policy March – April 1999
Research Grants and Awards
• Principal Author and Coordinator of REF Submission Education (unit 25) 2014 University of Chester ( 100% of work submitted ranked as internationally recognized or world leading)
• Principal Investigator EU Framework 7 project POP alerts Euros 4 million 2014-17
• DfE / Booktrust An Evaluation of Booktime £50,000 2014-15 with professor Paul Connolly , Head of School of Education , Queens University Belfast
• Author and investigator , 2012 Banco Santander , £1,000 Exploring International Recruitment for Higher Education from Africa
• 2012 Author and Investigator, Banco Santander £1,000 Renegotiating the Relations of Partnership in Teacher Education in Europe
• Author and Investigator , 2011 HEIF Knowledge Transfer Fund £ 18,000 March 2009- March 2012 to Extend programmes for Leadership on Multi- professional Learning
• 2011 Author and Investigator, Banco Santander £1,000 Renegotiating the Relations of Partnership in Teacher Education in Europe
• Co-author and co-investigator, HEIF Knowledge Transfer Fund, £20,000 2009-2013 Co-ordinating public Services for those working with the traveller community
• Co- Author and coordinator submission to RAE unit 40 Social Work and Social Policy – £57,000 per annum 2009- 2013 (6 individual grants for my own research within this time frame)
• Author and co-ordinator of HEFCE Research Capability Funding for RAE Unit 40 Social Work/ Social Policy at Manchester Metropolitan University. £73,000 pa 2002-7
• HEIF Knowledge Transfer Fund- £ 32, ,000 March 2009- March 2012 to develop programmes for Leadership on Multi- professional Learning
• Learning Skills Council, evaluation of interagency working £3000 Feb – October 2008
• HEA ESCalate £4,000 workshops for Trans-professional Learning Mar 2007
• Society of Education Studies: £ 3000 award to host seminar- Trans-professionalism: local Reponses, Apr 2006
• Author and Co-ordinator of European Union Joint European/ Networking Project: ‘A Centre for Social Policy and Professional Education at Udmurt State University’ MMU with State University Udmurt (Russia) & University of Helsinki 2003-2005. (£750,000)
• Joint co-ordinator with University of Wolverhampton and University of Central Lancashire of £5000 grant from Escalate, the Higher Education Academy Education Subject Centre.: ‘Developing the use of computer-mediated communication (CMC) to facilitate reflective journal writing in the professional education of teachers – Online dialogue journals’ 2003-5
• DfEE £24,500 from the Museums and Galleries Education Fund University of Central Lancashire 2000-2001
• DfEE £ 15,000 from the Best Practice Research Scholarship Fund University of Central Lancashire 2000
Single Authored ESRC Bid ‘Learning to Change, US- UK Policy Transfer in the Development of Information and Communication Technology Policy in Schools’ December 1998, commended by ESRC
I have been invited in a consultancy capacity to provide training and/or give presentations (and in some cases keynote addresses) by a number of organisations, principally on the subjects of policy transfer and inter or multi-professional working. These have included:
Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service
North of England Education Conference (NEEC)
Tomorrow’s Child: ongoing consultancy for multi-professional leadership development with D. Cracknell Cheshire County Council)
Global Social Policy Association (GAASP)
ESRC Teacher Education Research Network
STAKES (Finnish Government Social Policy Research Unit)
University of Helsinki
Udmurt State University (Russian Federation)
Policy Making Role
Vice Chair of Mental Health for Cumbria CCG Partnerships 2015-17 ( Chair from 2017-)
My research has attracted attention from the following media outlets
BBC Radio 4
BBC television (North West England)
Manchester Evening News
Lancashire Evening Post