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Andrew Stopher

Programme Director - Physical Education, Sport and Youth Development

About Research

Andy joined St Mary’s in 2008 and is part of the staff team within the Department for Psychology and Pedagogic Science situated in the Faculty of Sport, Health and Applied Science. Andy is a senior lecturer and primarily teaches on the BA (Hons) Physical and Sport Education degree programme.

Having worked in education for the last 20 years, Andy has fulfilled various teaching and management roles both in secondary and higher education, including Head of Physical Education and Programme Director for Secondary Physical Education with QTS and Physical and Sport Education.

Within his current role, Andy lectures on a range of teaching and learning modules in Levels 4, 5 and 6.


Research

Research Interests:

  • The power of effective pedagogical practice on learning and teaching
  • The development and influence on learning of symbiotic relationships
  • Educational leadership and management