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Dr David Hiles

Job: Principal Lecturer

Faculty: Health and Life Sciences

School/department: School of Applied Social Sciences

Address: De Montfort, University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH.

T: +44 (0)116 257 7760

E: drhiles@dmu.ac.uk

W: www.dmu.ac.uk/hls

 

Personal profile

Psychologist, with a commitment to psychology as a human science.

Expertise in:

  • Qualitative inquiry,
  • Discourse analysis and critical psychology;
  • Narrative and semiotic approaches to counselling,
  • Humanistic, transpersonal, cognitive and psychodynamic psychology.

Publications and outputs 


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Research interests/expertise

Current research focus includes:

  • A Model of Disciplined Inquiry
  • The Meaning of Human Differences
  • A Study of Savant Syndrome
  • A Model of Narrative Oriented Inquiry (with Ivo Čermák)
  • Qualitative Research: The logic of inquiry
  • Heidegger and the Participatory Paradigm
  • A Theory of Narrative Intelligence (with Ivo Čermák, V. Chrz, & T. Urbánek)
  • Abductive Inference.

Areas of teaching

  • Cultural Psychology
  • Critical Psychology
  • Social Constructionism
  • Discursive Psychology
  • Narrative Psychology
  • Psychology of the Media
  • Counselling Psychology
  • Transpersonal Psychology
  • Humanistic-Existential Psychology
  • Qualitative Methods
  • History of Psychology
  • Project supervision.

Qualifications

  • BSc (Hons) Psychology, University of Hull, 1970
  • MSc (Psychology), McGill University, Montreal, 1971
  • PhD (Psychology), McGill University, Montreal, 1973
  • Dip Psychotherapy, Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy Education, London, 1991.

Courses taught

  • BSc (Hons) Psychology Programme
  • MA Applied Health Studies

Honours and awards

Commonwealth Scholarship (Canada), 1970-1973

Conference attendance

Hiles, D.R. & Čermák, I. “Narrative oriented inquiry.” Paper presented to 8th Annual Narrative and Memory Conference, Huddersfield, 2008.

Hiles, D.R. “Unusual narrative ability in savant syndrome.” Paper presented to 8th Annual Narrative and Memory Conference, Huddersfield, 2008.

Hiles, D.R. “Putting Heidegger Polanyi Popper in the same frame.” Paper presented at “Personal Knowledge at Fifty” Conference,Loyola University, Chicago, 2008.

Hiles, D.R. “Heidegger and the participatory paradigm for psychological research.” Paper presented at International Conference in Critical Psychology, Cardiff, UK, 2008.

Hiles, D.R. “Participatory perspectives on counselling research.” Invited address presented to Newport Centre for Counselling Research Conference, Newport, S. Wales, 22nd November, 2008.

Hiles, D.R., Čermák, I. & Chrz, V. “Narrative identity positioning: First steps in NOI.” Paper presented to 9th Annual Narrative and Memory Conference, Huddersfield, 2009.

Hiles, D.R. “Things that went bump in the night: Tacit knowing, narrative circumspection and ordinary life.” Paper presented to 9th Annual Narrative and Memory Conference, Huddersfield, 2009.

Hamilton, N. & Hiles, D.R. “Symmetry in dreams and its relation to psycho-spiritual awakening.” Paper presented at 26th Annual Dream Conference, International Association for the study of Dreams, Chicago, Illinois, June, 2009.

Hiles, D.R. “Familiar and unfamiliar places: explorations in tacit knowing.” Paper presented to 8th International Qualitative Research Conference, Bournemouth, September, 2009.

Hiles, D.R., Čermák I., Chrz, V. & Urbánek, T. “Human Narrative Intelligence: The storied nature of human experience.” Paper presented to International Conference on Narrative, St.Louis, Missouri, April, 2011.

Hiles, D.R., Čermák, I., Chrz, V. & Urbánek, T. “Human Narrative Intelligence: From the embodied to the Aeolian mode.” Paper presented to IHSRC, at St Catherine’s College, Oxford University, July 27-30, 2011.

Hiles, D.R. “Black Swan – Sensuality of the waking dream in the Self-Body-World.” Paper presented to IHSRC, at St Catherine’s College, Oxford University, July 27-30, 2011.

Hiles, D.R. “Narrative Oriented Inquiry (NOI), narrative intelligence and psychology.” Paper  presented to Annual BPS Conference, London, April 18-20, 2012.

Hiles, D.R. “Mixed methods and the problem of the logic of inquiry.” Paper presented as invited contribution to symposium on “Mixed Methodology in Psychology”, Annual BPS Conference, London, April 18-20, 2012.

Consultancy work

  • Advisor and Research Appraiser to Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic. 2000
  • Consultant - SkillsArena, UK. 2001 - 2003
  • Research Appraiser to Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic. 2004, 2005, 2007
  • Professional consultant for television production (Acquired Savant Syndrome) – Broadcast: BBC1, 13th July, 2009.

Current research students

Lorraine Price, P/T, PhD, 2nd Supervisor

Finbarr McConnell, P/T, PhD, 1st Supervisor

Professional esteem indicators

A Sage most downloaded article 2010:
Yates, S. & Hiles, D.R. “Towards a ‘Critical Ontology of Ourselves’? Foucault, subjectivity and discourse analysis.” Theory and Psychology, 2010,20(1), 52-75.

UK & International invitations:
Hiles, D.R. (2008) “Heuristic Inquiry: Researching personal significance.” Invited address, University of Keele, UK.
Hiles, D.R. (2008) “Participatory perspectives on counselling research.” Keynote address, presented to Newport Centre for Counselling Research Conference, Newport, S. Wales, November.
Hiles, D.R. (2011) Invited to present “Master Class in Narrative Inquiry Methods” to PhD students and Staff, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic, April.
Hiles, D.R. (2011) Invited to present “Master Class in Qualitative Inquiry Methods.” Friedrich-Schiller-UniversitätJena, GDR, November.

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