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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.

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Research Output 2012 2018

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. 141 p.

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

Open Access
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leader
teacher
school
experience
education

Judgemental and developmental mentoring in Further Education Initial Teacher Education in England: Mentor and mentee perspectives

Manning, C. & Hobson, A. 13 Dec 2017 22, 4, p. 574-595 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

further education
mentoring
teacher
education
trainee

Mentor Education and Development in the Further Education sector in England

Robinson, C. & Hobson, A. 17 Mar 2017 45 p.

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

Open Access
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further education
mentoring
accreditation
university teacher
qualification

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, p. 335-357 23 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

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well-being

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

Hobson, A. 19 May 2016 5, 2, p. 87-110 24 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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mentoring
teacher
professional career
cause
school education