Richard Andrews joined UEA as a Professor in Education in May 2016. His previous posts include professorships in English and Education at the universities of York, Hull, Middlesex and, most recently, UCL Institute of Education in London, where he was Dean of the Faculty of Children and Learning. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and an elected Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences; a member of the All Souls Group, Oxford on education policy; and a network member of the Centre for Science and Policy at the University of Cambridge. His recent books include Re-framing Literacy (2011), A Theory of Contemporary Rhetoric (2014) and A Prosody of Free Verse: explorations in rhythm (2016) – all through Routledge. He is lead editor for the Sage Handbook of Digital Dissertations and Theses (2012) and co-editor of the second edition of the Sage Handbook of E-learning Research (2016). He is Chair of the International Advisory Board and co-series editor for the Cambridge School Shakespeare (Cambridge University Press).


His research interests include argumentation at school and university levels; writing development; rhetoric, poetry and poetics; learning theory; and research methodologies and methods for the digital age.




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