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Dr Peter Hart


Lecturer in Inclusion, Childhood and Youth; School of Education, University of Leeds, United Kingdom



Peter is a lecturer in Inclusion, Childhood and Youth at the University of Leeds. After completing a PhD at Durham University on the ethics of the relationship between young people and youth workers, he joined Leeds in 2015, where he researches in areas of young people’s participation, professional ethics, reading interventions, and participatory character education. Outside of the university he acts as a trustee for the Eden Multi Academy Trust, and chairs People’s Meeples, a local charitable body that uses gaming as a means of social inclusion.



Peter Hart (2021) Reinventing character education: the potential for participatory character education using MacIntyre’s ethics, Journal of Curriculum Studies, DOI: 10.1080/00220272.2021.1998640

Hart P, (2017) ‘The reality of relationships with young people in caring professions: A qualitative approach to professional boundaries rooted in virtue ethics’, Children and Youth Services Review
DOI: 10.1016/j.childyouth.2017.11.006, 

Hart P, (2016) ‘Young people negotiating and maintaining boundaries in youth work relationships: findings from an ethnographic study of youth clubs’, Journal of Youth Studies, 19.7 (2016), 869-884, DOI: 10.1080/13676261.2015.1112881


Character education, children's rights, youth participation, professional ethics
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