Richard Edwards is a Professor of Education and Director of Research. He was previously Head of the School of Education between 2006 - 2013. He has researched and written extensively on many aspects of lifelong learning and educational theory and practice. He has been an investigator in a number of ESRC funded projects and seminar series, including Literacies for Learning in Further Education, Curriculum making in School and College, Ensemble and Code Acts in Eudcation; Learning through Code, Learning to Code. He is currently researching on the role of amateurs in citizen science. His work is heavily influenced by post-structuralism and actor-network theory.
Richard Edwards researches and writes in the areas of lifelong learning, policy studies, further and adult education. He is particularly interested in exploring these areas drawing upon post-structuralist and socio-material perspectives.
This member of staff is interested in supervising doctoral students in the following subject areas:
|Research Student|||||Thesis Title|
|Margaret Allan|||||New Scots as ESOL learners: an opportunity for building social and linguistic capital in Scotland|
|Julia Fotheringham|||||Enabling efficient, flexible learner journeys: how are academics putting policy into practice?|
|Graham Nimmo|||||Threads, knots and nets: an exploration of the nature and narratives of handover in clinical intensive care|
|Deborah O'Neill|||||Multiple deprivations and transitions between FE and HE in Scotland: a case study.|
|Karen Thomson|||||Approaches to learning of international students in health sciences|