Dr Andrew Gunn
I've undertaken a vast and varied range of roles since I first joined the School of Education in February 2005. For five years I was a project officer, working on widening participation in initial teacher education projects funded by the Training and Development Agency for Schools. In 2008 I provided research assistance to Professor Mark Pike's ESRC/AHRC funded 'Religious Reading in a Secular Society: Learning to Live in Liberal Democracy' project. More recently, I secured a Higher Education Academy grant to fund a project on embedding research methods into the social science curriculum which explored the relationships between teaching and research. I'm currently undertaking higher education policy research, focused on the development of the new Teaching Excellence Framework.
I've represented the University of Leeds all over the world, undertaking many international visits. I recently participated in a project developing values-based and inter-cultural research approaches to the internationalisation of higher education in Bangkok, Thailand. My continued involvement in the Worldwide Universities Network 'Global Higher Education and Research' Challenge included a period as a Visiting Researcher at the University of Auckland, New Zealand.