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Dr Penny Hay

Penny Hay is an artist and educator, Senior Lecturer in Arts Education, Bath Spa University and Director of Research, 5x5x5=creativity (arts research charity). Signature projects include School Without Walls, House of Imagination and Forest of Imagination. Penny is a member of the Creativity in Education Research Group and Research Centre for Cultural and Creative Industries, Bath Spa University, RSA Innovative Education Network, Crafts Council Learning Advisory Group, Visiting Lecturer at Plymouth College of Art and Co-ordinator of the South West Creative Education Hub.

Previously Penny was a primary teacher, arts advisory teacher, lecturer in arts education at Goldsmiths College, the Institute of Education, University of London, Roehampton Institute and University of the West of England. She co-designed the NSEAD Artist Teacher Scheme with Arts Council England and Tate Modern. 

Penny’s doctoral research focused on how we support children’s identity as artists. Current postdoctoral work focuses on creative pedagogy. Penny is an RSA Fellow and awarded by Action for Children’s Arts for her contribution to arts education. 

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Contemporary Arts Practice, Creative and Reflective Practice, Creative and Relational Pedagogies, Creative and Innovative Education, Arts Education, Artist/Educator Professional Development, Participatory Action Research, Inclusive Education

TEACHING SPECIALISM: Arts, Arts Education, Creativity, Creative Learning, Creative Pedagogy
Teaching: PGCE Primary and Early Years, Arts Specialism, Education Studies, Masters Tutor, CPD Tutor, Guest lecturer for Artist Teacher Scheme and Graduate Opportunities

INTERNATIONAL LINKS ; Reggio Children, University of Bologna, Italy; Universita Autonoma Barcelona; Universita Extremadura, Spain; University of Groningen, The Netherlands, and University of Aukland, New Zealand. Arts Together: Integrating migrant children through artistic expression. European Union Commission 2018-20