Dr Christian Beighton


NameDr Christian Beighton
Job titleSenior Lecturer
Research instituteSchool of Humanities and Education Studies

Research outputs

Dis/placing teacher identity: performing the ‘brutal forms of formalities’ in English Further Education

Naz, Z. and Beighton, C. 2024. Dis/placing teacher identity: performing the ‘brutal forms of formalities’ in English Further Education . International Journal of Lifelong Education.

Trainee teachers and academic literacy: process, pedagogy and practice

Beighton, C. 2024. Trainee teachers and academic literacy: process, pedagogy and practice . Educational Studies. https://doi.org/10.1080/03055698.2024.2313222

Three policy problems: Biocreep and the extension of biopolitical administration

Beighton, C. and Powell, H. 2023. Three policy problems: Biocreep and the extension of biopolitical administration. Journal of Education Policy. https://doi.org/10.1080/02680939.2023.2200387

The calculated management of life and all that jazz: gaming quality assurance practices in English further education

Beighton, Christian and Naz, Z. 2023. The calculated management of life and all that jazz: gaming quality assurance practices in English further education. Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education. 44 (6), pp. 844-858. https://doi.org/10.1080/01596306.2023.2192907

Biopolitics and lifelong learning: the vitalistic turn in English further education discourse

Beighton, Christian 2021. Biopolitics and lifelong learning: the vitalistic turn in English further education discourse. International Journal of Lifelong Education. 40 (3), pp. 229-243. https://doi.org/10.1080/02601370.2021.1946863

Convergent correlationism: analyzing teacher educators’ reflection on professional practice

Beighton, Christian 2021. Convergent correlationism: analyzing teacher educators’ reflection on professional practice. Reflective Practice. 22 (6), pp. 796-808. https://doi.org/10.1080/14623943.2021.1976629

“A cumulative and alienating pattern of repeated slights and insults”: racism, internationalization and ethical vacuity in UK Higher Education

Beighton, C. 2020. “A cumulative and alienating pattern of repeated slights and insults”: racism, internationalization and ethical vacuity in UK Higher Education. Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies. 18 (3).

"It’s like very white-winged”: students’ perceptions of the image and reality of Internationalisation in UK Higher Education

Kemiche, Z. and Beighton, C. 2021. "It’s like very white-winged”: students’ perceptions of the image and reality of Internationalisation in UK Higher Education . Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies. 19 (1).

Xenolexia’s positivity: the alterity of academic writing and its pedagogical implications

Beighton, C. 2020. Xenolexia’s positivity: the alterity of academic writing and its pedagogical implications . Teaching in Higher Education. https://doi.org/10.1080/13562517.2020.1819227

Beyond alienation: spatial implications of teaching and learning academic writing

Beighton, C. 2018. Beyond alienation: spatial implications of teaching and learning academic writing. Teaching in Higher Education. https://doi.org/10.1080/13562517.2018.1554642

Closed circuit? Flow, influence and the liquid management of learning and skills

Beighton, C. 2015. Closed circuit? Flow, influence and the liquid management of learning and skills. Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education. https://doi.org/10.1080/01596306.2015.1128884

Assessing the mess: challenges to assemblage theory and teacher education

Beighton, C. 2013. Assessing the mess: challenges to assemblage theory and teacher education. International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education. 26 (10), pp. 1293-1308. https://doi.org/10.1080/09518398.2012.731539

Payback time? Discourses of lack, debt and the moral regulation of teacher education

Beighton, C. 2014. Payback time? Discourses of lack, debt and the moral regulation of teacher education. Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education. https://doi.org/10.1080/01596306.2014.927142

A transversal university? criticality, creativity and catatonia in the globalised pursuit of higher education excellence.

Beighton, C. 2018. A transversal university? criticality, creativity and catatonia in the globalised pursuit of higher education excellence. in: Cole, D. and Bradley, J. (ed.) Principles of Transversality in Globalization and Education Springer.

Telling ghost stories with the voice of an ogre Deleuze, identity, and disruptive pedagogies

Beighton, C. 2016. Telling ghost stories with the voice of an ogre Deleuze, identity, and disruptive pedagogies. Issues in Teacher Education. 26 (3), pp. 111-127.

Groundhog day? Nietzsche, Deleuze and the eternal return of prosumption in lifelong learning

Beighton, C. 2016. Groundhog day? Nietzsche, Deleuze and the eternal return of prosumption in lifelong learning. Journal of Consumer Culture. https://doi.org/10.1177/1469540515623607

Moving on? Speed, flow and the liquefaction of lifelong learning

Beighton, C. 2016. Moving on? Speed, flow and the liquefaction of lifelong learning. in: Panitsides, E. and Talbot, J. (ed.) Lifelong Learning: Concepts, Benefits and Challenges USA Nova Science Publishers.

Deleuze and lifelong learning: creativity, events and ethics

Beighton, C. 2015. Deleuze and lifelong learning: creativity, events and ethics. Palgrave Macmillan.

Beyond the Panopticon: changing gazes in ESOL

Beighton, C. 2012. Beyond the Panopticon: changing gazes in ESOL. Language Issues. 23 (2), pp. 19-31.

Analysing multimodal data in complex social spaces

Hazeldine, L., Beighton, C. and Hazeldine, G. 2019. Analysing multimodal data in complex social spaces. SAGE.

Theorising work-based learning: analysing interview data with deductive reasoning

Beighton, C. 2020. Theorising work-based learning: analysing interview data with deductive reasoning .

Scenario-based interviews: developing studies of policy and practice

Beighton, C. 2021. Scenario-based interviews: developing studies of policy and practice. SAGE.

Pandemic panic: COVID and the claustropolitan university?

Beighton, C. 2020. Pandemic panic: COVID and the claustropolitan university? Canterbury Christ Church University.

Auto-ethnographic approaches to academic writing development: dialogue as a research tool

Beighton, C., Cobb, W. and Welland, H. Auto-ethnographic approaches to academic writing development: dialogue as a research tool. SAGE.

Critical ethnography: investigating practice in police firearms training

Beighton, C. 2018. Critical ethnography: investigating practice in police firearms training. in: SAGE Research Methods Cases Part 2 SAGE.

Reasoning with qualitative data: using retroduction with transcript data

Beighton, C. 2019. Reasoning with qualitative data: using retroduction with transcript data. SAGE. https://doi.org/10.4135/9781526477378

Conflict, collaboration and counterpoint: analysing iterative research techniques within the research development narrative.

Beighton, C., Cobb, W. and Welland, H. 2020. Conflict, collaboration and counterpoint: analysing iterative research techniques within the research development narrative.

A risky business? Taking chances in AFO training

Beighton, C. and Poma, S. 2014. A risky business? Taking chances in AFO training. Top Cover: The Police Firearms Officers Association Magazine. 6, pp. 30-31.

Narrative of, about, and for troubled times: struggles for the good and beautiful and Pier Paulo Pasolini’s Salò

Beighton, C. 2020. Narrative of, about, and for troubled times: struggles for the good and beautiful and Pier Paulo Pasolini’s Salò .

Blow up dolls and a hammer: is there a place for social learning on the National Firearms Instructors Course?

Beighton, C. and Heath, A. 2019. Blow up dolls and a hammer: is there a place for social learning on the National Firearms Instructors Course? Top Cover: The Police Firearms Officers Association Magazine. (15).

Publish or perish? Using iterative research techniques to trouble the research development narrative.

Beighton, C., Cobb, W. and Welland, H. 2019. Publish or perish? Using iterative research techniques to trouble the research development narrative.

Expansive learning in firearms training: the HE / professional learning interface

Beighton, C., Poma, S. and Leonard, V. 2014. Expansive learning in firearms training: the HE / professional learning interface. Police Practice and Research. https://doi.org/10.1080/15614263.2014.951045

Learning landscapes: prehensions of space in film and their pedagogical implications

Beighton, C. 2018. Learning landscapes: prehensions of space in film and their pedagogical implications.

Criticality, creativity... & catatonia

Beighton, C. 2018. Criticality, creativity... & catatonia.

Pedagogies of academic writing in teacher education: from epistemology to practice and back again

Beighton, C. and Blackman, A. 2017. Pedagogies of academic writing in teacher education: from epistemology to practice and back again. 3rd International Conference on Higher Education Advances, HEAd’17. 2017, pp. 169-178. https://doi.org/10.4995/HEAd17.2017.5082

Second language, literacy and teaching: teacher development to support the needs of low educated learners

Delaney, J. and Beighton, C. 2016. Second language, literacy and teaching: teacher development to support the needs of low educated learners.

Professionalism inside-out: expanding the interface between professionalism and learning

Beighton, C. and Poma, S. 2013. Professionalism inside-out: expanding the interface between professionalism and learning.

Expansive learning in professional contexts: a materialist perspective

Beighton, C. 2016. Expansive learning in professional contexts: a materialist perspective. Palgrave Macmillan.

A question of degree? An academic future for firearms officers

Beighton, C. and Doody, G. 2016. A question of degree? An academic future for firearms officers. Top Cover: The Journal of the Police Firearms Officers Association. 11.

Expansive learning in police firearms training: developing the interface between HE and professional learning

Beighton, C., Poma, S. and Leonard, V. 2016. Expansive learning in police firearms training: developing the interface between HE and professional learning. in: Phillips, S. and Das, D. (ed.) Change and Reform in Law Enforcement: Old and New Efforts from Across the Globe Abingdon CRC Press.

Mapping diagrams in research supervision: paths through conflicting writing practices

Beighton, C. 2015. Mapping diagrams in research supervision: paths through conflicting writing practices .

Open Range – what happens when firearms training turns into Higher Education?

Beighton, C. and Poma, S. 2013. Open Range – what happens when firearms training turns into Higher Education? Top Cover: The Police Firearms Officers Association Magazine. 4, pp. 24-27.

Creativity in lifelong learning: events and ethics

Beighton, C. 2013. Creativity in lifelong learning: events and ethics. PhD Thesis Canterbury Christ Church University Faculty of Education

Qu’ en est –il de la subversion en 2011? Que faire d’un(e) air(e) du temps?

Beighton, C. 2011. Qu’ en est –il de la subversion en 2011? Que faire d’un(e) air(e) du temps? libr-critique.com.

A quiet revolution: expansive learning in firearms training

Beighton, C., Poma, S. and Leonard, V. 2013. A quiet revolution: expansive learning in firearms training.

Creativity and learning events

Beighton, C. 2013. Creativity and learning events.

Dosse, F., Gilles Deleuze, Félix Guattari – Biographie Croisée

Beighton, C. 2012. Dosse, F., Gilles Deleuze, Félix Guattari – Biographie Croisée. Pli: The Warwick Journal of Philosophy.

Criticality, clinicality and connectivity in education

Beighton, C. 2010. Criticality, clinicality and connectivity in education.

Joe Hughes (2008) Deleuze and the Genesis of Representation, New York: Continuum.

Beighton, C. 2010. Joe Hughes (2008) Deleuze and the Genesis of Representation, New York: Continuum. Deleuze Studies. 4 (3), pp. 437-450. https://doi.org/10.3366/dls.2010.0108

Key issues in education policy

Beighton, C. 2009. Key issues in education policy.

Success with your education research project.

Beighton, C. 2009. Success with your education research project. ESCalate/HEA.

Qualitative research in international settings

Beighton, C. 2009. Qualitative research in international settings.

Key concepts in education

Beighton, C. 2009. Key concepts in education.

A trip to the movies: Homo parasiticus and the question of sustainability

Beighton, C. 2021. A trip to the movies: Homo parasiticus and the question of sustainability.

Doing participatory research within diverse locations: conducting collaborative enquiry into complex environments using digital technology

Hazeldine, L. and Beighton, C. 2021. Doing participatory research within diverse locations: conducting collaborative enquiry into complex environments using digital technology. SAGE.

Researching academic writing: a retroductive approach

Beighton, C. 2020. Researching academic writing: a retroductive approach.

Not just playing catch-up:an agenda for social learning under COVID19

Beighton, C. 2020. Not just playing catch-up:an agenda for social learning under COVID19.

Sapere Aude - enlightenment values and academic cancel culture

Beighton, C. 2021. Sapere Aude - enlightenment values and academic cancel culture.

Sapere Aude: Enlightenment ideas, values and slogans and academic cancel culture

Beighton, C. 2021. Sapere Aude: Enlightenment ideas, values and slogans and academic cancel culture .

Why so surprised? A very brief history of sexual harassment in schools

Beighton, C. Why so surprised? A very brief history of sexual harassment in schools .

A Chilling Debate? Cultivating free speech on campus

Beighton, C. A Chilling Debate? Cultivating free speech on campus .

Language teaching after COVID: real world priorities

Beighton, C. and Rusbridge, I. 2021. Language teaching after COVID: real world priorities.

0 Sapere Aude

Beighton, C. 2021. 0 Sapere Aude .

Knowing narratives: challenging the spectacle of racist discrimination

Beighton, C. 2021. Knowing narratives: challenging the spectacle of racist discrimination .

Zoom fatigue: online communication platforms and technologies of the self

Beighton, C. 2021. Zoom fatigue: online communication platforms and technologies of the self.

Using photovoice in Participatory educational research

Barry, W. and Beighton, C. 2021. Using photovoice in Participatory educational research. in: SAGE Research Methods Cases Part 1 SAGE.

Language learning in crisis: A dangerous question?

Beighton, C. 2021. Language learning in crisis: A dangerous question? Canterbury Christ Church University.

Spectacular disconnections 2022: from Partygate to the Schools White Paper

Beighton, C. 2022. Spectacular disconnections 2022: from Partygate to the Schools White Paper. CCCU website

Under pressure: inspection regimes and the institutionalisation of failure

Beighton, C. and Naz, Z. 2023. Under pressure: inspection regimes and the institutionalisation of failure . Canterbury Christ Church University.

A break or a lesson? Submarines, stereotypes and silent geopolitics

Beighton, C. 2021. A break or a lesson? Submarines, stereotypes and silent geopolitics. Canterbury Christ Church University.

(Un)trustworthy organisations? Implications of the Sarah Everard murder case

Beighton, C. 2021. (Un)trustworthy organisations? Implications of the Sarah Everard murder case. Canterbury Christ Church University.

Powerful knowledge? Challenging neoliberal trends in FE policy and practice

Beighton, C. and Naz, Z. 2021. Powerful knowledge? Challenging neoliberal trends in FE policy and practice . Canterbury Christ Church University.

Backyard ethnography: researching the interplay between education policy and teaching practices in a complex workplace

Beighton, C. and Naz, Z. 2024. Backyard ethnography: researching the interplay between education policy and teaching practices in a complex workplace. SAGE.

Positioning and authenticity in data collection: researching racism in education contexts

Beighton, C. and Kemiche, Z. 2024. Positioning and authenticity in data collection: researching racism in education contexts. SAGE.
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