Mr Andy Grace

Mr Andy Grace

EDI Manager

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion - Health, Safety, EDI and Training (Human Resources)


Currently the University Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Advisor and Associate Lecturer at the University of Plymouth Institute of Education with a strong focus on diversity and inclusion particularly with LGBTQ+ students. 

Experience in coordinating international research projects in Israel and the Palestinian Territories as well as coordinating research projects in the U.K. as part of Research Assistant role at University of Plymouth.


University of Plymouth

MA Education

University of Plymouth
BA (Hons) Education 

Professional membership

British Education Studies Association (BESA) - Scholarship

British Educational Research Association (BERA) - Membership Pending

Roles on external bodies

  • Co-Chair of University of Sanctuary Action Group
  • Co-Chair of BAME Barriers to Employment Research Group
  • Chair of Working Group on International Travel with Protected Characteristics

Teaching interests

- Associate Lecturer in the issue of heteronormativity in education, also touching on HIV Education
- Associate Lecturer in the impact of Section 28 and HIV/AIDS on British Education
- Associate Lecturer in Democratic Education in Israel and the Palestinian Territories

Research interests

LGBT Issues in Education, Higher Education, Alternative Education, Pedagogy, Focus Group Methodology, Internet Based Methodology, Qualitative Methods, Autoethnography, HIV & AIDS, Israel

Grants & contracts

PedRIO Fellowship Award: £10,000

Roland Levinsky Memorial Award: £921

Key publications are highlighted

Gibson S, Grace A, O'Sullivan C & Pritchard C 2018 'Exploring transitions into the undergraduate University world using a student-centred framework' Teaching in Higher Education , DOI PEARL