Andy Grace
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Andy Grace

Senior Administrator - Equality and Diversity Support

Faculty of Health & Human Sciences

Role

Currently Senior Equality & Diversity Administrator for Faculty of Health & Human Sciences and Associate Lecturer at University of Plymouth Institute of Education with a strong focus on diversity and inclusion particularly with LGBTQ+ students. 

Experience in coordinating international research projects in Israel and the Palestinian Territories as well as coordinating research projects in the U.K. as part of Research Assistant role at University of Plymouth.

Awards & Achievements:

  • Recipient of PedRIO Fellowship award
  • Recipient of the Roland Levinsky Memorial Award 
  • Recipient of University of Plymouth Deans Award for Academic Achievement 
  • Winner of Plymouth Institute of Education Outstanding Dissertation Awards
  • Qualifications

    University of Plymouth

    MA Education
    Ongoing

    University of Plymouth
    BA Education (Hons)
    First Class

    Professional membership

    British Education Studies Association (BESA) - Scholarship

    British Educational Research Association (BERA) - Membership Pending

    Roles on external bodies

    • Co-Chair of Faculty of Health & Human Sciences Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Committee
    • Chair of Working Group on International Travel with Protected Characteristics

    Teaching interests

    - Associate Lecturer in the issue of heteronormativity in education, also touching on HIV Education
    - Associate Lecturer in the impact of Section 28 and HIV/AIDS on British Education
    - Associate Lecturer in Democratic Education in Israel and the Palestinian Territories


    Research interests

    LGBT Issues in Education, Higher Education, Alternative Education, Pedagogy, Focus Group Methodology, Internet Based Methodology, Qualitative Methods, Autoethnography, HIV & AIDS, Israel

    Grants & contracts

    PedRIO Fellowship Award: £10,000

    Roland Levinsky Memorial Award: £921

    Key publications are highlighted

    Journals
    Articles
    Gibson S, Grace A, O'Sullivan C & Pritchard C 2018 'Exploring transitions into the undergraduate University world using a student-centred framework' Teaching in Higher Education , DOI PEARL