Dr Andy Hancock

andy hancock

Dr Andy Hancock is a Senior Lecturer and Depute Head of the Institute of Education, Teaching and Leadership at the University of Edinburgh. He is also Co-Director of the Centre for Education for Racial Equality in Scotland (CERES). Andy teaches on Initial Teacher Education (ITE) programmes and the MEd programme Inclusive Education (Bilingual Learners). He started teaching in multilingual primary schools in London before working for two years in a State Secondary school in Karoi, Zimbabwe as Head of Department for Social Studies. In 1990 he moved to Scotland to become a peripatetic support teacher to bilingual and traveller pupils in primary and secondary schools across Stirling, Clackmannan and Falkirk. For a short period he was seconded as part of a regional anti-bullying project investigating racist incidents and developing anti-racist support materials for schools.  Prior to coming to the University of Edinburgh Andy was Manager of the Bilingual Support Service in North Lanarkshire. His PhD research investigated Chinese children’s biliteracy development in Scotland and his most recent publication is an edited book with Xiaolan Curdt-Christiansen entitled Learning Chinese in Diasporic Communities.