Academic Director: specific learning difficulties in higher education, University of Sheffield

I have QTS (secondary), and a PGDip in T.E.S.O.L, though after many years teaching academic English, I retrained as a specialist teacher in SpLDs (specific learning difficulties) in higher education, and gained an MSc in Applied Psychology of Learning Disability. Most recently, I gained a PhD in the field of Critical Educational Psychology with a focus upon constructions of dyslexia in higher education.


  • –present
    Academic Director: specific learning difficulties in higher education, University of Sheffield


  • 2014 
    The University of Sheffield, PhD
  • 2008 
    The University of Portsmouth, MSc
  • 2005 
    Manchester Metropolitan University, PG Dip teaching and Assessing in SpLD
  • 2002 
    Sheffield Hallam University, PG Dip TESOL
  • 1997 
    The University of Leicester, PGCE
  • 1996 
    The University of Liverpool, BA with honours


  • 2016
    Cameron, H. (2016) Beyond cognitive deficit: the everyday lived experience of dyslexic students at university. Disability & Society.,
  • 2016
    Cameron, H. (2016) ”Being’ dyslexic in higher education: reflections on discourse and identity.’ Chapter 22 in Billington, T., Goodley, D., Corcoran, T. and Williams, A. (Eds). Critical Educational Psychology: Wiley: ISBN-13: 978-1118975947,
  • 2015
    Cameron, H and Billington, T. (2015) The discursive construction of dyslexia by students in higher education as a moral and intellectual good. Disability & Society. 30 (8): 1225-1240,
  • 2015
    Cameron, H & Billington, T. (October 2015) ‘Just deal with it’: neoliberalism in dyslexic students’ talk about dyslexia and learning at university. Studies in Higher Education,
  • 2014
    Cameron, H. (2014) ‘Close-up, practitioner-led, ‘impact’-ful research in higher education: an example’ published online following presentation to conference Higher Education Close Up (HECU7), 21st-23rd July, 2014. Lancaster. Paper available here.,
  • 2014
    Stafford, T., Elgueta, H., and Cameron, H. (2014) Students’ engagement with a collaborative wiki tool predicts enhanced exam performance. Research in Learning Technology. 22. doi:10.3402/rlt.v22.22797,
  • 2012
    Cameron, H and Nunkoosing, K (2012) Lecturer perspectives on dyslexia and dyslexic students within one faculty at one university in England. Teaching in Higher Education. 17 (3): 341-352,

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