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Andrea Gaynor joined the University in 2007 as a part-time lecturer in the Behavioural Sciences. In 2009 she became an Academic Skills Tutor within the School of Human and Health Sciences’ Academic Skills Development Team (formerly the Learning Quality Support Unit). Alongside this role, Andrea continues to lecture part-time in the Division of Criminology, Politics and Sociology and the Division of Psychology and Counselling.
Andrea has a BSc degree in the Behavioural Sciences and a PGCE (pcet), both from the University of Huddersfield. She is currently studying for a PhD at the University and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
Andrea is currently undertaking a PhD in relation to citizenship and marginalisation. In particular, the thesis relates to commercial sex workers but she is interested in how citizenship ideals may lead to marginalisation for any group of citizens. Andrea is also interested in and currently working on a paper relating to learning disabilities (dyslexia in particular) and how late diagnosis (in Higher Education) may impact on student experiences (educationally, socially and psychologically).