Andrew Pearce

Andrew Pearce


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Personal profile


Andrew is a Senior Lecturer in the Institute of Childhood & Education and has worked at Leeds Trinity University since 2011. After completing a BA (Hons) in Theology and Religious Studies, he went onto complete an MEd in Education and an MA in Theology and Religious Studies. He has also completed a PGCE and was awarded a PhD in 2020 for his reserach into teacher resilience. He is currently woking on turning his doctoral thesis into a book and looking to publish it with Peter Lang Publishing.

Before joining Leeds Trinity University, Andrew worked as a Senior Lecturer in Education at York St John University. He has also been the Head of Humanities at Archbishop Holgates School in York, Head of RE at Garforth Community College in Leeds, a teacher of RE at St Aidans C of E High School in Harrogate and an Associate Lecturer at the Open University. When Andrew joined Leeds Trinity University in 2011 he was appointed the Programme Leader for the Masters in Teaching and Learning (MTL). For a number of years he was also the Programme Leader for the PG Cert (Secondary) in Initial Teacher Education.

Andrew also reviews draft articles which are published in the academic journal Professional Development in Education.

Teaching and Administration

Andrew teaches on the following programmes:

  • Professional Studies – PGCE

  • PG Certificate – PGCE

  • MA in Education

  • BA (Hons) Secondary Education Sport and PE

  • BA (Hons) Education Studies
  • BA (Hons) Primary with QTS
  • PhD Supervisor



Research interests

Andrew has specific interests and expertise in: Teacher Resilience, Religious Education and Middle Leadership. His research areas are Teacher Resilience and Reflective Practice.

He is currently working on a turning his doctoral research on teacher resilience into a book and publishing it with Peter Lang Publishers


Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Leeds Beckett University

Award Date: 28 May 2020

Master of Arts, University of Leeds

Award Date: 1 Jun 2005

Master of Education, University of Leeds

Award Date: 1 Jun 1995

PGCE, St Martins College, Lancaster

Award Date: 1 Jun 1990

Bachelor of Arts, The University of Manchester

Award Date: 1 Jun 1988

External positions

External Examiner, Liverpool John Moores University

1 Sept 2019 → …

External Examiner for the University of Hertsfordshire

REF 2029 UOA

  • UOA23 - Education


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