Andrea has been working at Edge since 2017 and now leads Edge’s research work. She has over 20 years of education research and policy evaluation experience while working at Oxford and Warwick Universities and Edge.
Her broad interests cover Vocational Education and Training (VET) and apprenticeships at all levels, employer engagement in VET and general education, skills development, innovative/alternative higher education, youth transition and trajectories and provisions for young people and adults from disadvantaged backgrounds. She has also conducted research, for example, about the disadvantaged/disengaged group of young people, SEND group, health education in schools. She has an active interest in international and comparative research.
Andrea has been teaching and supervising MSc students in Higher Education and International and Comparative Education. She has taught at Oxford (UK), Perm (Russia), Stuttgart, Oldenburg (Germany) and Debrecen (Hungary).
Andrea has an MSc and a DPhil from the University of Oxford, Department of Education where she holds an Honorary Research Fellowship and she is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.