BIOGRAPHY

Andrew Wilkins is Reader in Education Policy at Goldsmiths, University of London. He has worked as a research fellow and associate on ESRC, HEA and EU Tempus-funded projects. Andrew is a policy sociologist with research interests in education policy and comparative education.

Andrew’s book Modernising School Governance: Corporate Planning and Expert Handling in State Education (Routledge 2016) was awarded joint-second prize by the Society for Educational Studies for books published in 2016. His recent book, co-edited with Antonio Olmedo, is Education Governance and Social Theory: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Research (Bloomsbury 2018). Andrew is currently writing three books: Keywords in Global Education Policy: A Research Guide (Palgrave 2022), Policy Foundations in Education (Bloomsbury 2022), and Risk, Technocracy and Education: A Governmentality Approach (TBC 2022).

Andrew has been invited to peer review for numerous journals, book publishers and research councils as well as published in various international peer-reviewed journals including Journal of Education Policy, Critical Social Policy, Critical Policy Studies, Globalisation, Societies and Education, and Journal of Educational Administration and History.

Andrew is Associate Regional Editor (Europe) for Journal of Education Policy and on the editorial board for several other journals including British Journal of Sociology of Education and Journal of Applied Social Theory. He is external examiner to the Sociology of Education Umbrella Board at University College London (UCL), which includes the taught programmes MA Education and Human Rights, MA Policy Studies in Education, MA Social Justice and Education, and MA Sociology of Education.  Andrew is also external examiner to the taught programme MSc in Education, Public Policy and Equity at the University of Glasgow.

Andrew is responsible for leadership in the Department of Educational Studies at Goldsmiths, including Coordinator for the Consortium for the Humanities and the Arts South-East England (CHASE); Chair of the Ethics Committee; and Coordinator of the Research Strategy Working Group.  From December 2020, Andrew will be Co-Director of Research (with Farzana Shain). 

Andrew is committed to public interests and arguments for, among other things, democratic and publicly accountable education services. In recent years he has worked with various school trusts, education charities and policy networks to debate and rethink approaches to school governance.