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Dr Andy Coverdale 

Research Fellow in Education

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Dr Andy Coverdale is a Research Fellow in Southampton Education School currently working on the Self-build Social Care research project.

Andy’s research uses inclusive and participatory methods to work collaboratively with people with learning disabilities and their allies. He draws on over ten years’ experience of working with, supporting and teaching people with learning disabilities, including four years in his role as Learning Manager with the charity Inspire Nottingham.

Andy has previously conducted research in the educational use of digital media and technology through his work with iRes at Falmouth University and the Visual Learning Lab at the University of Nottingham. He completed his MA in Educational Research Methods and PhD in Education at the University of Nottingham. His thesis examined the role of social and participatory media in doctoral education.

Research interests

  • Learning disabilities
  • Inclusive and participatory research methods
  • Lifelong learning
  • Sociocultural approaches to learning
  • Digital media and technology in education

Research projects

Andy is currently working on the ESRC-funded Self-build Social Care research project with Prof Melanie Nind and social geographers at the University of Southampton and the University of Dundee. Visit the Self-build Social Care website.

Research group

Centre for Research in Inclusion

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Dr Andy Coverdale
Southampton Education School University of Southampton Building 32 Southampton SO17 1BJ United Kingdom

Room Number: 32/2109

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