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Dr Andy Coverdale MA, PhD

Research Fellow in Education

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Dr Andy Coverdale, Research Fellow.

Dr Andy Coverdale is a Research Fellow in Southampton Education School with recent experience on the ‘Self-build Social Care‘ research project, using inclusive and participatory methods to work collaboratively with people with learning disabilities and their allies. He is currently researching how digital accessibility is taught and learned and working with the National Centre for Research Methods on their project looking at social research in the context of Covid-19.

Andy draws on over ten years’ experience of working with, supporting and teaching people with learning disabilities, including four years as a Learning Manager. He 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. Andy 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
  • Digital accessibility
  • Research methods and pedagogy
  • Sociocultural approaches to learning
  • Digital media and technology in education


Research group

Centre for Research in Inclusion

Research project(s)

Teaching Accessibility in the Digital Skill Set

Changing Research Practice: Undertaking social science research in the context of Covid-19

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

Room Number : 32/2089

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