Heather Hatton leads the PGCE history course at the University of Hull. She holds a BA and MA in history from the University of Sheffield and a PGCE from the University of Bristol. During her teaching career, Heather worked as history teacher and the Head of Citizenship in a secondary school in Derbyshire.
She returned to academia in 2017 to complete a PhD in early American history with the Treatied Spaces research cluster at Hull. Her thesis entitled 'The Languages and Spaces of Diplomacy in Early America, 1701 - 1774' examined the nature of diplomacy, diplomats and interpolity relations between the British and Haudenosaunee in eighteenth-century America. The archival research for this project was carried out in Philadelphia and Ottawa with the support of the European Association of American Studies and the British Association of American Studies.
Heather is also a Cumberland Lodge Scholar (2019 -2021) and works with The Brilliant Club as a PhD tutor - a role in which she delivers university-style tutorials to Key Stage 3 and 4 students in local schools.