Dr Andy Convery

Action Research Lead

Andy holding a crow in his hand


Andy spent 26 happy years teaching at Redcar College before moving to Sunderland University to work in teacher training for ten years with college teachers and trainers across the North-East. Since 1986 he has been engaged in conducting and promoting action research with some wonderful colleagues in primary and secondary schools, secure units, hospitals, colleges, training agencies and universities. The highpoint of his career has been working with this team since 2016 to help teachers develop an enthusiasm for action research which leads to a real sense of professional fulfilment and well-being.

Something Personal

I regularly watch Newcastle United which provides a rich stimulus for my developing interest in stoical philosophy. I enjoy a two mile run most days (after I’ve completed it).  My most endearing characteristic is never having had an original idea in my life.  My most irritating feature is my permanent optimism about how action research can always make working in FE better.

Get in touch with Andy if:

You have an educational challenge that you feel can’t be improved by action research.

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