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Mr. Andrew Gallacher

Biography I worked for the University of Glasgow for ten year and in this time I have gained extensive knowledge of all aspects of Education. I have built upon my school career and very successfully transitioned to the role of a University lecturer. I undertake school assessment visits and as such I continue to be registered with the General Teaching Council for Scotland.
My primary work was with teacher education, at all stages from undergraduate to postgraduate, and although a mathematics education specialist my wider knowledge and experience had been acknowledged by my roles as course leader for a number of PGDE courses. This has allowed me to lead new initiatives, develop new course, and represent the University at national committees as well as UK and international conferences.
Another important role that I undertook is that of quality assurance. This aspect of assessment and ensuring standards and regulations has been commended in my work with a number of external examiners with whom I have worked. I have also been able to share these experiences when appointed as external examiner in my two previous positions. This allowed a good dialogue and understanding of shared academic standards as well as expectations as to advice to examination boards and quality reports to senate. These roles also involved dialogue with students to ascertain their views on courses and other pertinent issues relating to assignments.
Research Interests Carnegie Trust PRiMES Project (In partnership with Aberdeen University, Kings’ College, Education Scotland Dates 01/09/2014 – 01/09/2015 £45 000 Percentage = Pump Prime, Joint PI. Accepted

Virtual Reality Social Research Laboratory (VRSoReaL) Project (Dates: 1/6/2014-30/11/2015 Value: £126,053 Percentage: 25.0%)

HEA Invited Bids (with F.Patrick) Project Dates: 01/09/2013 – 01/11/2014 Value £94 000 Percentage 30%)

Capability Building Projects to Support Curriculum for Excellence (Dates: 01/08/2010-31/07/2014 Value: £164,000 Percentage: 10%)

Capability Building Projects to Support Curriculum for Excellence (Dates: 01/08/2010-31/07/2014 Value: £39,427 Percentage: 20%)
Teaching and Learning Positions of Responsibility

2009 – 2014, 2016-2018 Course Leader: Learning & Teaching in the Secondary Curriculum
Programme Leader: Secondary School Experience (PGDE)

Previous Teaching Duties

2007 – to date Secondary Mathematics (PGDE)
Primary Mathematics (PGDE)
Bachelor/ Masters in Education: Mathematics (UG)
2009 – to date Understanding Learning and Teaching (PGDE)
Professional Enquiry (PGDE)
2010 – to date Bachelor of Technology: Year 4 dissertation supervision
2013 – to date Bachelor of Technology: Mechanics (UG)
2016 – to date Course Leader, Educational Enquiry, MEduc year 3
Course Leader, Engineering Mathematics, BTech
Education & Society, MEduc year 4

2012 – 2018 STEM education. Guest lecturer at Crichton campus, Dumfries.