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Research interests

Professor Andy Hobson's research focuses on the experiences of and support for the professional learning and development of teachers, especially trainee, newly and recently qualified teachers. He has particular interests in teacher wellbeing and mentoring. He has published widely, led a large number of research and development projects, and supervises doctoral students in these areas.

Amongst Andy's scholarly contributions, he is responsible for coining the term 'judgementoring' (Hobson & Malderez 2013) and for the development of the ONSIDE Mentoring framework (Hobson 2016, 2017). He is Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Mentoring and Coaching in Education.

Scholarly biography

Andy initially trainined as a secondary (11-18) teacher and began working life as a teacher of social sciences in the secondary and further education sectors. Following his PhD at the University of Leeds he was subsequently employed as a Senior Research Officer at the National Foundation for Educational Research, Lecturer in Educational Research Methods at the University of Leeds, Associate Professor in Teacher and School Development at the University of Nottingham, and Research Professor in Education and Director of Academic Research at the Sheffield Institute of Education, Sheffield Hallam University.

Andy took up his current post as Professor of Teacher Learning and Development and Head of Education Research at the University of Brighton in January 2014. He has been appointed to the expert panel for Education for REF 2021, the UK's system for assessing the excellence of research in higher education institutions.

Supervisory Interests

Andy is happy to work with applicants seeking to conduct research into the professional learning, development and/or well-being of teachers and other professionals. Specific foci include but are not restricted to studies of:

  • Teachers’ early professional learning

  • Teacher well-being

  • Mentoring for early career teachers / professionals

  • Mentoring across professions

  • Judgementoring

  • ONSIDE Mentoring

External positions

Editor: International Journal of Mentoring & Coaching in Education

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Research Output 2002 2018

Judgementoring and how to avert it: introducing ONSIDE Mentoring for beginning teachers

Hobson, A., 19 May 2016, In : International Journal of Mentoring and Coaching in Education. 5, 2, p. 87-110 24 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
professional career
school education

Supporting and inhibiting the well-being of early career secondary school teachers: extending self-determination theory

Hobson, A. & Maxwell, B., 26 Dec 2016, In : British Educational Research Journal. 43, 1, p. 168-191 24 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
secondary school teacher

Supporting beginner teacher identity development: external mentors and the third space

McIntyre, J. & Hobson, A., 4 Mar 2015, In : Research Papers in Education. 31, 2, p. 133-158 26 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
need development

The Terrors of Judgementoring and the Case for ONSIDE Mentoring for Early Career Teachers

Hobson, A., 1 Mar 2017, The SAGE Handbook of Mentoring. Clutterbuck, D. A., Kochan, F. K., Laura, L., Dominguez, N. & Haddock-Millar, J. (eds.). London: Sage Publications, p. 335-357 23 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference proceeding with ISSN or ISBNChapterResearch


International teacher recruitment: understanding the attitudes and experiences of school leaders and teachers

Steill, B., Willis, B., Culliney, M., Robinson, C., Coldwell, M. & Hobson, A., 2018, London: Department for Education. 141 p.

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned reportResearch

Open Access