Professor Richard Andrews

Professor in Education and Head of Moray House School of Education and Sport, University of Edinburgh at The University of Edinburgh

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Professor in Education and Head of Moray House School of Education and Sport, University of Edinburgh

Richard Andrews became Professor in Education at the University of Edinburgh in October 2019.

Professor Andrews has held posts as Professor of Education and Head of Department of Educational Studies at the University of York; Professor in English and Dean of the Faculty of Children and Learning at UCL Institute of Education; and Professor in English Education and Head of School at UEA. 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 his first Professorship at Middlesex University in 1994.

He has a long-standing interest in education, rhetoric, poetics, argumentation, linguistics and literature, and is the author or editor of numerous books including A Theory of Rhetoric (Routledge, 2014), A Prosody of Free Verse: Explorations in Rhythm (Routledge, 2016) and Multimodality, Poetry and Poetics (Routledge, 2018). He is co-editor of the 2nd edition of the Handbook of E-Learning Research (Sage, 2016) and of CUP’s Cambridge School Shakespeare (with Vicki Wienand) which is being published in a Chinese edition from 2020. His latest book, Polyrhythmicity in Language, Music and Society, will be published by Springer in 2021.

He is a Fellow of the RSA; an elected fellow of Academy of Social Sciences; a member of All Souls Group, Oxford; and has recently joined the management group of the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities at the University of Edinburgh.