Andy Fugard is a senior lecturer in social science research methods at Birkbeck, University of London. His 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. He has a background in informatics and psychology, training at the University of Edinburgh, where he took a PhD (2009) on individual differences in reasoning along the broader autism spectrum, and an MSc (2005) in Neuroinformatics. His first degree was in computer science (Queen’s University Belfast, 2002). He was 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). His 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, British Journal of Educational Psychology
- Member, Socialist Health Association
- 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+