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Jane Andrews


  • Research Interests in Engineering Education

    As the only Sociologist in the UK to be appointed as a Senior Lecturer in Engineering my research focuses on the engineering-society interchange, utilising social and pedagogic theory to enhance engineering education and practice. I am passionate about engineering education and am particularly interested in: enhancing learning through evidence-based practice: engineering curriculum development and enhancement: employability: equality and equity within engineering education: and, the transition into university at UG and PG level.

  • Projects I have been involved in

2017: The Engineering EDGE Project – Engineering the Engaged Development of Educators: RAEng: I am co-PI on this project which will look at the research question “Are engineering educators fit for purpose”.

2013: HEA-BME Evaluation: HEA: PI: I led the evaluation of 8 institutional projects focusing on the BME attainment gap. The findings of this project have been widely disseminated into the engineering education community

2008-2012: “What Works”: Peer Mentoring & Transition: HEFCE / Paul Hamyln: Co-PI: The outcomes of the Peer Mentoring Project continue to positively impact all areas of higher education on an international scale.

  • 3 Selected Publications

Andrews, J. & Clark, R. (2017). “Engineering without Maths or Physics: A Threat to the Development of Engineering Capital? New Approaches to Engineering Education. pp 105-108. London. Institute of Engineering & Technology; The Engineering Professor’s Council. Available from:

Andrews, J. & Clark, R. (2016). “A Community Based Study into Why Some Girls Don’t Do Engineering”. International Journal of Engineering Education. 32. 6. pp 2415-2425.

Andrews, J., Clark, R., Thomas, L. (2012). Compendium of Effective Practice in Higher Education Retention & Success. York. Higher Education Academy. ISBN 978 1 85449 427 6. Available at:

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