Andy Fugard is a senior lecturer in social science research methods at Birkbeck, University of London. Their research focuses on mental health, e.g., evaluating psychological therapies, and rethinking boundaries between quantitative and qualitative research.
Andy Fugard is a senior lecturer in social science research methods at Birkbeck, University of London, joining May 2017. They have a background in informatics and psychology, training at the University of Edinburgh, where they took a PhD (2009) on individual differences in reasoning along the broader autism spectrum, and an MSc (2005) in Neuroinformatics. Their first degree was in computer science (Queen’s University Belfast, 2002). They were a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Salzburg, Austria (2008–2011); a research fellow at the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families (2011–2013); and a lecturer in research methods for educational and child psychology at University College London (2013–2017). Their research focuses on mental health, e.g., evaluating psychological therapies, and rethinking boundaries between quantitative and qualitative research.
Cards carried, etc.
- Member, Advisory Board, Birkbeck Institute for Social Research (BISR)
- Founding member and on the steering committee of the Association for Psychosocial Studies
- Co-convenor, British Sociological Association Mental Health Study Group
- Member, International Sociological Association
- Associate editor, Journal of Psychosocial Studies.
- Member, University and College Union, department rep and branch welfare officer (job share)
- Associate Fellow, Higher Education Academy
- Member, UK Routine Clinical Outcomes Measurement in Mental Health Network
- Member, EBM+