Andrew Lambirth is Professor of Education in The Faculty of Education and Health at The University of Greenwich. Before joining Higher Education, he was a Primary School teacher in Peckham and Bermondsey in South East London. Andrew has been a Principal Lecturer and then Reader at Canterbury Christ Church University before joining the University of Greenwich where he is Director of Research. Andrew has published widely in the field of the teaching of Literacy and English including: Poetry Matters (2007, UKLA); Primary English (2005, Learning Matters); Creativity and Writing: Developing Voice and Verve in the Classroom (2005, Routledge) with Grainger and Goouch. Understanding Reading and the Teaching of Phonics; Critical Perspectives (2007, Open University) with Goouch, K.; Teaching Early Reading and Phonics: Creative Approaches to Early Literacy (2011, Sage) with Goouch, K. ; Literacy on the Left: Reform and Revolution (2007 Continuum); The Primary Curriculum: A Creative Approach (2011, Sage). Andrew is currently President Elect of the United Kingdom Literacy Association.
Andrew co-convened an ESRC Poetry Seminar series in 2010/11 with colleagues from the Universities of Leicester and Exeter. Andrew's research has involved teachers and student teachers in schools, teaching writing and poetry. His latest projects have included 'Leading Poetry', 'The Poetry Champions' - working with teachers in South East London - and the Ways with Words Project with Primary School teachers in Kent.