Professor Mary Hamilton

Professor, Emeritus Professor

Profile

Career details

September 2014- Emerita Professor, Dept Educational Research, Lancaster University

October 2013 Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Centre for Research in Learning and Change, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia.

June 2011 Visiting Fellow, School of Education, University of Western Ontario, Canada

2006-2009 Head of Department, Educational Research

Summer 2003 Visiting Professor Department of Adult Education and Counselling Psychology, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education.

2000- Professor of Adult learning and Literacy Department of Educational Research, Lancaster University

1996-2002 Director of Faculty of Social Sciences Graduate School

1986- 1999 Senior Research Fellow Centre for the Study of Education and Training, Lancaster University

Summer 1986 Visiting Professor Department of Adult Education, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education.

1981-85 Research Fellow, IRDPCE, University of Lancaster: Mature Student Participation in Education Project and Outcomes of Post-experience courses in Further and Adult Education

1980-81 Research Associate, Stanford University: Cognitive Effects of Literacy (National Institute of Education)

1979-80 Senior Research Assistant, California State University at Hayward A Sociolinguistic Study of Classroom behaviour

Literacy as numbers: researching the politics and practices of international literacy assessment
Hamilton, M., Maddox, B., Addey, C. 2015 Cambridge University Press. 230 p.
Anthology

Negotiating spaces for literacy learning: multimodality and governmentality
Hamilton, M., Heydon, R., Hibbert, K., Stooke, R. 2015 Bloomsbury Academic. 260 p.
Anthology

Crossing boundaries: digital and non-digital literacy practices in formal and informal contexts in further and higher education
Satchwell, C., Barton, D., Hamilton, M. 2013 In: Literacy in the digital university . London : Routledge ISBN: 978-0-415-53796-4.
Chapter

The texts of everyday life: public and private identities in vernacular literacy practices
Hamilton, M., Barton, D. 2013 In: Literacy studies. Los Angeles : Sage p. 1-21. 21 p.
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Spiralling through change: older people negotiating new communication technologies, a collaborative research project
Hamilton, M. 09/2012 In: International Journal of Education and Ageing. 2, 3, p. 181-206. 25 p.
Journal article

Literacy and the Politics of Representation
Hamilton, M. 2012 Routledge. 176 p. ISBN: 0415686164 .
Book

Local Literacies: Reading and Writing in One Community
Barton, D., Hamilton, M. 2012 2nd Linguistics Classics ed. London : Routledge. 336 p. ISBN: 0415691745, 978-0415691741 .
Book

More Powerful Literacies
Tett, L., Hamilton, M., Crowther, J. 2012 Leicester : NIACE. 240 p. ISBN: 1862015848 .
Book

The effects of the literacy policy environment on local sites of learning
Hamilton, M. 2012 In: Language and Education. 26, 2, p. 166-182. 17 p.
Journal article

Visual Literacy as a Classroom Approach
Rowsell, J., McClean, C., Hamilton, M. 2012 In: Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy. 55, 5, p. 444-447. 4 p.
Journal article

Unruly practices : what a sociology of translations can offer to educational policy analysis.
Hamilton, M.E. 12/2011 In: Educational Philosophy and Theory. 43, Supplement 1, p. 55-75. 21 p.
Journal article

Challenging representations: constructing the adult literacy learner over 30 years of policy and practice in the United Kingdom
Hamilton, M., Pitt, K. 10/2011 In: Reading Research Quarterly. 46, 4, p. 350-373. 24 p.
Journal article

Back to the future?: functional literacy and the new skills agenda
Hamilton, M., Burgess, A. 2011 , 18 p.
Discussion paper

Everyday Enchantments: Literacy and the Politics of Representation
Hamilton, M. 2011 In: Language and Literacy. 13, 2, p. 6-8. 3 p.
Journal article

Spiralling Through Change: Older Adults Engaging with New Technologies
Hamilton, M. 2011 In: Adults Learning. 22, 6, p. 28-31. 4 p.
Journal article

La littératie: une pratique sociale
Barton, D., Hamilton, M. 2010 In: Langage et Societe. 133, p. 45-62. 18 p.
Journal article

Managing Transitions in Skills for Life
Hamilton, M. 2010 In: Transitions and learning through the lifecourse. London : Routledge p. 69-86. 18 p. ISBN: 9780415481731.
Chapter

Putting words in their mouths : the alignment of identities with system goals through the use of individual learning plans.
Hamilton, M. 04/2009 In: British Educational Research Journal. 35, 2, p. 221-242. 22 p.
Journal article

Creativity in Academic Writing : Escaping from the Straitjacket of Genre?
Hamilton, M.E., Pitt, K. 2009 In: Why Writing Matters: Issues of access and identity in writing research and pedagogy. Amsterdam : John Benjamins p. 61-80. 20 p. ISBN: 978 90 272 1870 0.
Chapter

ESOL policy and change.
Hamilton, M., Hillier, Y. 2009 In: Language Issues. 20, 1, p. 4-18. 15 p.
Journal article

Relinquishing the practices of a lifetime : observations on ageing, caring and literacies.
Hamilton, M. 2009 In: Literacy and Numeracy Studies. 17, 1, p. 63-74. 12 p.
Journal article

Deliberative Policy Analysis: Adult Literacy Assessment and the Politics of Change.
Hamilton, M.E., Hillier, Y. 1/09/2007 In: Journal of Education Policy. 22, 5, p. 573-594. 22 p.
Journal article

Critical perspectives on practitioner research.
Hamilton, M., Appleby, Y., Belzer, A., Cuban, S., Kambouri, M. 06/2007
Conference paper

Reflections on agency and change in the policy process.
Hamilton, M. 06/2007 In: Journal of Vocational Education and Training. 59, 2, p. 249-260. 12 p.
Journal article

Outside practices : the social practice theory of literacy.
Cuban, S., Hamilton, M., Barton, D., Papen, U., Reder, S. 04/2007
Conference paper

Advanced continuing professional development.
Hamilton, M., James, K., Cuban, S. 2007 In: Professional Development : Basic Skills Bulletin. 8, 12
Journal article

Practitioner research : just a fling or a long-term relationship?
Hamilton, M., Davies, P., James, K. 2007 London : NRDC.
Book

Practitioner research : just a fling or a long-term relationship?
Hamilton, M. 10/2006 In: Reflect. 6, p. 14-18. 5 p.
Journal article

Adult Literacy, Language and Numeracy: Practice, Policy, Research.
Tett, L., Hamilton, M.E., Hillier, Y. 2006 Open University Press. 160 p. ISBN: 0335219373.
Book

Just do it: Literacies, everyday learning and the irrelevance of pedagogy.
Hamilton, M. 2006 In: Studies in the Education of Adults. 38, 2, p. 125-140. 16 p.
Journal article

The changing face of adult literacy, language and numeracy 1970-2000 : a critical history.
Hamilton, M.E., Hillier, Y. 2006 Stoke-on-Trent : Trentham Books. 208 p. ISBN: 1858563488.
Book

Imagined spaces.
Hamilton, M., Hillier, Y. 2005 In: Adults Learning. 7, 1, p. 1816-20. 1797 p.
Journal article

Literacy as social practice : travelling between the everyday and other forms of learning.
Appleby, Y., Hamilton, M. 2005 In: Lifelong learning : concepts and contexts. London : Routledge 247 p. ISBN: 0415353726.
Chapter

Literacy, reification and the dynamics of social interaction.
Barton, D., Hamilton, M. 2005 In: Beyond communities of practice : language power and social context. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press
Chapter

New ways of engaging new learners : insights from the first round of the practitioner-led research initiative.
Hamilton, M., Wilson, A. 2005 London : NRDC.
Book

New ways of engaging new learners: lessons from round one of the practitioner-led research initiative.
Wilson, A., Hamilton, M. 2005 London : National Research and Development Centre for Adult Literacy and Numeracy.
Book

Understanding the everyday : adult lives, literacies and informal learning.
Hamilton, M. 2005 In: Understanding literacy development : a global view. Newark, N.J. : Erlbaum
Chapter

Changing faces of adult literacy, numeracy and ESOL.
Hillier, Y., Hamilton, M. 2004 In: Literacy Today. London : National Literacy Trust
Chapter

The English mass media : its contribution to adult literacy, numeracy and ESOL (ALNE) policy 1970-2000.
Shahnaz, I., Hamilton, M. 2003 In: Fine Print. 26, 1, p. 34-37. 4 p.
Journal article

The contribution of the mass media to adult literacy. numeracy and ESOL policy in England.
Shahnaz, I., Hamilton, M. 2003 In: RaPAL Journal. 50
Journal article

Sustainable literacies and the ecology of lifelong learning.
Hamilton, M. 2002 In: Supporting lifelong learning. Buckingham and London : Routledge / Open University p. 176-187. 12 p.
Chapter

Editorial : broadening the study of reading.
Hamilton, M., Barton, D.P. 10/2001 In: Journal of Research in Reading. 24, 3, p. 217-221. 5 p.
Journal article

Privileged Literacies: Policy, Institutional Process and the Life of IALS
Hamilton, M.E. 1/07/2001 In: Language and Education. 15, 2, p. 178-196. 19 p.
Journal article

Visual representations of literacy in the press : report to the Leverhulme Trust February 2001.
Hamilton, M., Shaw, I. 02/2001
Working paper

Commentary on the NFER research report progress in adult literacy.
Hamilton, M. 2001 Leicester : National Institute for Adult Continuing Education.
Book

Powerful literacies.
Crowther, J., Hamilton, M., Tett, L. 2001 Leicester : National Institute for Adult Continuing Education.
Book

Ethnology in the classroom: contructing a reflective curriculum for literacy
Hamilton, M. 10/2000 In: Pedagogy, Culture and Society. 7, 3, p. 429-444. 16 p.
Journal article

The International Adult Literacy Survey: What Does It Really Measure?
Hamilton, M., Barton, D. 09/2000 In: International Review of Education. 46, 5, p. 377-389. 13 p.
Journal article

Adult learning and literacy in the United Kingdom
Hamilton, M., Merrifield, J. 2000 In: Annual review of adult learning and literacy. Jossey-Bass p. 243-303. 61 p. ISBN: 0787947415.
Chapter

Exploring literacy as social practice through media photographs.
Hamilton, M.E. 2000 In: Situated literacies : reading and writing in context. London : Routledge p. 16-34. 19 p. ISBN: 0415206707.
Chapter

Policy and practice in workplace basic skills in the UK.
Hamilton, M.E., Frank, F. 2000 In: British Journal of Education and Work.
Journal article

Situated literacies.
Barton, D.P., Hamilton, M.E., Ivanic, R. 2000 London : Routledge. 222 p. ISBN: 0415206715.
Book

Adult basic education in the UK : lessons for the US.
Hamilton, M., Merrifiield, J. 1999 In: National Review of Adult Learning and Literacy. 1, 1
Journal article

The texts of everyday life : public and private identities in vernacular literacy practices.
Hamilton, M.E., Barton, D.P. 1999 In: Caldernos Linguistics and Society. 3, p. 45-71. 27 p.
Journal article

Visible worlds : vernacular literacies and new technology
Hamilton, M. 1999
Working paper

Whatever next? Policy and practice in workplace basic skills in the UK
Frank, F., Hamilton, M. 1999 In: Researching work and learning : a first international conference. Leeds : University of Leeds, School of Continuing Education p. 631-644. 14 p. ISBN: 0907644406.
Chapter

Histories and horoscopes : the ethnographer as fortuneteller.
Hamilton, M. 1998 In: Anthropology and Education Quarterly. 29, 3, p. 1-10. 10 p.
Journal article

Local literacies : a study of reading and writing in on community.
Barton, D., Hamilton, M. 1998 London : Routledge. 299 p. ISBN: 0415171490.
Book

Keeping alive alternative visions : ABE in the UK.
Hamilton, M. 1997 In: ALPHA 97 : Basic education and institutional environments. Hamburg & Toronto : UNESCO Institute for Education & Culture Concepts p. 131-150. 20 p.
Chapter

A history of adult basic education.
Hamilton, M. 1996 In: A history of modern adult education. Leicester : NIACE p. 142-165. 24 p.
Chapter

Putting the new literacy studies into practice.
Hamilton, M., Barton, D. 1996 In: Lifelong Literacies Conference Proceedings. Manchester
Chapter

The challenge of linking research and practice : ways of learning in adult basic education.
Hamilton, M., Moss, W. 1995 In: Innovations in continuing education provision, teaching and learning : research perspectives. Lancaster : University of Lancaster, Department of Continuing Education p. 113-120. 8 p.
Chapter

Early days : the effects of incorporation on adult basic education in England and Wales.
Hamilton, M. 1994 Lancaster : Lancaster University Centre for the Study of Education & Training
Other

Worlds of literacy.
Hamilton, M., Barton, D., Ivanic, R. 1994 Clevedon : Multilingual Matters. 274 p. ISBN: 1853591963.
Book

Not just a number : the role of basic skills programmes in the changing workplace.
Frank, F., Hamilton, M. 06/1993 , 202 p.
Working paper

Literacy and long-term unemployment : options for adult guidance, support and training.
Hamilton, M., Davies, P. 1993 In: British Journal of Education and Work. 6, 2, p. 5-19. 15 p.
Journal article

Not just a number : the role of basic skills programmes in the changing workplace / Fiona Frank, Mary Hamilton.
Frank, F., Hamilton, M. 1993 Lancaster : Lancaster University Centre for the Study of Education & Training, 2002 p.
Working paper

Literacy, numeracy and adults : evidence from the National Child Development Survey.
Hamilton, M., Stasinopoulos, M. 1987 London : Adult Literacy and Basic Skills Unit, 85 p.
Working paper