Professor in English Education and Head of the School of Education and Lifelong Learning, University of East Anglia
Richard Andrews became Professor in Education at the University of East Anglia (UEA) from May 2016, also taking on the role of Head of the School of Education and Lifelong Learning from July 2016.
Until recently, Richard was the Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Research and Innovation at Anglia Ruskin University. His role focused on creating a framework for colleagues across the University's five faculties to develop their research and innovation, and to build upon their success in the Research Excellence Framework 2014. He also oversaw work on knowledge transfer, consultancy, entrepreneurship and innovation, as well as international, aiming to further enhance their reputation in these areas.
Before joining Anglia Ruskin in 2014, Professor Andrews was Professor in English and Dean of the Faculty of Children and Learning at Institute of Education/University College London. He moved to London from Yorkshire, and from his post as Professor of Education at the University of York. He started his career teaching English in schools in London and Hong Kong, then moved to a lectureship at the University of Hull in 1987. He took a Professorship at Middlesex University in 1994.
He has a long-standing interest in education, linguistics and literature, and is the author or editor of numerous books, book chapters and articles with titles including A Theory of Rhetoric (Routledge, 2014) and the forthcoming A Prosody of Free Verse: Explorations in Rhythm (Routledge, 2016). He is co-editor of the 2nd edition of the Handbook of E-Learning Research (Sage, 2016).