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Job Title: Associate Dean (Education Partnerships)
Phone: 020 8417 5531
Location: Edu-Kingston Hill 218
Andy taught for 18 years in inner-city secondary schools in Hackney and Camden in London, worked in educational publishing, and pioneered research on Children in Difficult Circumstances for Oxfam and UNICEF. Always a keen teacher educator, he moved full time into initial teacher training and professional development work with teachers in 1992, and has subsequently led teacher education at The Institute of Education and Greenwich University. Andy was head of the School of Education at Kingston from 2004, led the school to success in OFSTED rating and in national performance tables and contributed to the school's distinctive profile as a quality provider of work-based and inter-professional learning.
Andy is currently leading on innovation: developing the School's profile for quality teacher education in local 'school-led' and in European and international partnerships. Within his role Andy also represents Kingston University on the Kingston Education trust, a unique collaboration between the University, Kingston Borough Council and Kingston College to support primary and secondary academy developments within the local area.
Andy is currently involved in an EU funded research project into young peoples' attitudes to, and use of performance and appearance enhancing substances. European partner institutions in Germany, Italy, Greece and Cyprus are conducting survey and focus group investigations with participants in the 16 to 25 age group. The project reports in 2017.
Previous research interests have included children's rights and advocacy, education policy studies, teacher education and leadership and management of practice disciplines.
Ross, Fiona, Marks-Maran, Di, Tye, Christopher, Collington, Val and Hudson, Andy
Leadership of practice disciplines in universities: the case of nurses and teachers.
London, U.K. : Leadership Foundation for Higher Education.