Professor Richard Andrews

Head of Moray House School of Education and Sport


Richard Andrews has held professorships at the Universities of Hull, York, UCL Institute of Education and the University of East Anglia. He is co-series editor with Vicki Wienand of the Cambridge School Shakespeare (Cambridge University Press) which will launch in a Chinese edition in 2020 via Beijing Language and Culture University Press. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and an elected Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences. He is a member of the All Souls Group (Oxford) on education policy and an associate of the Centre for Science and Policy at the University of Cambridge. Currently he acts as external examiner for the Chinese University of Hong Kong and Hong Kong University.

His most recent publications are Multimodality, Poetry and Poetics for Routledge (New York 2018), an article for the Swedish journal, Education and Democracy, on the importance of contemporary rhetoric for schools in England (2019) and a chapter on teacher education in England in Teaching the World’s Teachers, eds Lefty and Fraser (2020).


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MA Oxon), PHd (Hull), PGCE (Leeds)

Open to PhD supervision enquiries?


Areas of interest for supervision

I am interested in supervising topics in the field of intercultural language use; argument and argumentation; academic English; poetics and contemporary rhetoric (the arts of discourse); and research methods in digital education

Current PhD students supervised

Fangyi Guan - internationalisation within Chinese higher education, with particular reference to employability

Soha Altayar - an analysis of students' needs in Arabic as an academic language in language institutes in Saudi Arabia

Yurou Wei - storytelling and language education in China

Past PhD students supervised

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Research summary

My main research interests are in argumentation in schools and higher education; poetics and contemporary rhetoric; and research methods in digital education.

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