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Dr Andrew Green
Senior Lecturer in Education

Gaskell Building 206


Andrew Green taught English in a variety of schools in Oxfordshire and London before becoming Head of English at Ewell Castle School, Surrey. He now leads the BA Education at Brunel University London. His research interests include literary education, the teaching of English post-16 and issues surrounding the transition between the study of English post-16 and at university.

Career History


  • Green, A. (2015) Approaches to Developing critical reading. School of Advanced Study, University of London.
  • Green, A. (2014) School Direct: Ideology and Impact. The Battle for Teacher Education: an international conference. University of Bergen, Norway.
  • Green, A. (2012) Enhancing the Quality of Independent Study in Higher Education. Learning in Higher Education Symposium. University of Akureyri, Iceland.
  • Green, A. (2012) Reimagining Poetry. Creative Approaches to Poetry Teaching. Brunel University.
  • Green, A. (2011) The Use of Audience Response Systems in the English Classroom. NATE Conference. British Library.
  • Green, A. (2011) Elements of Gothic: Wuthering Heights and Macbeth. Sutton Grammar School.
  • Green, A. (2011) The Poetry of Philip Larkin. Dulwich College.
  • Green, A. (2011) The Edmonds Lecture: English Pastoral and modern verse. Wellington College.
  • Green, A. (2010) Wuthering Heights. Slough Grammar School
  • Green, A. (2010) From Sixth Form to University: Supporting transition into Higher Education. 11th Symposium on Learning & Teaching. Brunel University.
  • Green, A. (2010) Students’ experience of Creative Writing at A level. NATE Conference. Leicester.
  • Green, A. (2009) The Poetry of William Blake. Slough Grammar School
  • Green, A. (2008) Gothic Literature. Wellington College.
  • Green, A. (2008) The Problems of Independent Study. Launch event of Pedagogy. Higher Education Academy English Subject Centre.
  • Green, A. (2008) Creative Writing and A level English Literature. Creative Writing and How to Teach It. Brunel University.
  • Green, A. (2007) The Poetry of William Blake. Wellington College.
  • Green, A. (2007) Use of Directed Activities Related to Texts in higher education. Renewals Conference. Royal Holloway University of London.
  • Green, A. (2006) Developing undergraduate reading skills. Languages, Linguistics and area Studies Conference. London.
  • Green, A. (2005) Managing change between school and university. Higher Education Academy National Subject Centre Conference. Nottingham.

Book reviews

Starting an English Literature Degree

'This unusual, detailed, and thought-provoking book will help students of English Literature come to grips with their studies and take a share of responsibility for their own learning. It thus has the potential to make a major impact on the way English is studied.' - Professor Ben Knights, Director, English Subject Centre

'I liked this book a lot - It covered a vast amount, ranging from applications and interviews, Preparatory exercises, through its materials that will prove useful when a student starts their course. Great sections on suggestions for group activities that instructors may find useful.' - Matthew Woodcock, University of East Anglia.

Becoming a Reflective English Teacher

This timely and valuable textbook will be of enormous help to students and trainee teachers on a variety of courses and routes into the English teaching professio0n. Its crucial emphasis on the importance of theory and reflection as well as on practice represents a considered and powerful riposte to prevailing reductive approaches to English teaching in our schools. I will certainly be recommending it to my students. (Dr Andrey Rosowsky, Director of Initial Teacher Education, University of Sheffield)

Research group(s)

Newest selected publications

Green, AJ. (2018) 'A place for poetry'. English in Education, 49 (1). pp. 4 - 4. ISSN: 0425-0494 Open Access Link

Journal article

Green, AJ. (2017) 'London in Space and Time: Peter Ackroyd and Will Self', in Goodwyn, A., Durrant, C., Reid, L. and Scherff, L. (eds.) International Perspectives on the Teaching of Literature in Schools. Abingdon : Routledge. pp. 44 - 54. ISBN 10: 1138227218. ISBN 13: 978-1138227194. Open Access Link

Book chapter

Green, A., Ellis, V. and Simecek, K. (2016) 'Actual Texts, Possible Meanings: The Uses of Poetry and the Subjunctification of Experience'. Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 23 (4). pp. 351 - 362. ISSN: 1358-684X Open Access Link

Journal article

Green, A. (2016) 'Study and Revise: Frankenstein for GCSE'. ISSN 10: 1471853586 ISSN 13: 9781471853586


Atherton, C., Green, A. and Snapper, G. (2015) 'A/AS Level English Literature B for AQA Student Book'. Cambridge University Press. ISSN 10: 1107468027 ISSN 13: 9781107468023

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