Dr Andrea Priestley


Education University of Stirling, Stirling, FK9 4LA

Dr Andrea Priestley

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About me

I am a Lecturer in Education (Inclusion and Wellbeing) and Convener of the First Year Educational Studies programme. My research interests include children's rights, children's agency, science education and teacher education. My experience lies mainly in qualitative data generation, including creative methodologies, alongside some descriptive statistics. I am a former teacher of Physics, with experience of working in the third sector. I have worked alongside children, young people and their families, mainly those involved with the social work, in the practice field, and in parent/carer engagement in schools.

Research (4)


Impact Evaluation of SSERC Young STEM Leader Programme
PI: Dr Alison Hennessy
Funded by: Scottish Schools Education Research Centre

Creating better lives? An Evaluation of the Life Changes Trust
PI: Professor Louise McCabe
Funded by: Life Changes Trust

Promoting equity, inclusion, and social justice in Scottish mathematics classrooms: Primary and secondary teachers' perspectives
PI: Dr Constantinos Xenofontos
Funded by: The Carnegie Trust

Parent/Carer Engagement Project
PI: Dr Andrea Priestley
Funded by: Connect

Outputs (9)


Research Report

Ramjan C, Hennessy A & Priestley A (2022) THE YOUNG STEM LEADER PROGRAMME Programme Evaluation. SSERC. Stirling. https://sserc2.wpenginepowered.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/10/YSLP-Evaluation-Report-June-2022-1.pdf

Research Report

Hennessy A, Ramjan C, Priestley A, Bradfield K & Schuler B (2021) Developing Partnerships between schools, students’ families, and the wider community [THE IMPACT OF SUPPORTING SCHOOLS USING CONNECT’S PARTNERSHIP SCHOOLS SCOTLAND (PSS) PROGRAMME TO DEVELOP RELATIONSHIPS WITH PARENTS/CARERS]. Connect (Scottish Parent Teacher Council). Edinburgh. https://connect.scot/application/files/3316/1668/7995/Developing_partnerships_between_schools_students_and_the_wider_community_2021__1.pdf

Consultancy Report

Priestley M, Shapira M, Priestley A, Ritchie M & Barnett C (2020) Rapid Review of National Qualifications Experience 2020. Scottish Government. Edinburgh. https://www.gov.scot/publications/rapid-review-national-qualifications-experience-2020/

Authored Book

Allan J, I'Anson J, Fisher S & Priestley A (2007) Promising Rights: Introducing children’s rights in school. Edinburgh: Save the Children. http://www.savethechildren.org.uk/resources/online-library/promising-rights-introducing-childrens-rights-at-school

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