Andy Hargreaves is Director of Chenine (Change, Engagement and Innovation in Education) at the University of Ottawa and Research Professor in the Lynch School of Education at Boston College. He is Distinguished Visiting Professor at Hong Kong University and Honorary Professor at Swansea University in the UK.
Andy taught primary school and lectured in several English universities, including Oxford. He then moved to Canada where he became co-founder and director of the International Centre for Educational Change at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education in Toronto. He has been awarded visiting professorships in the US, Canada, the UK, Hong Kong, Sweden, Spain, Japan, Norway and Singapore. He holds Honorary Doctorates from Scandinavia’s oldest university, Uppsala, in Sweden and from The Education University of Hong Kong.
Andy’s Outstanding Writing Awards include the 2015 Grawemeyer Award in Education for Professional Capital (with Michael Fullan) in relation to an idea that has potential to change the world, as well as awards from the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, the American Educational Research Association, the American Libraries Association and the International Leadership Association.
Andy was founding Editor-in-Chief of and is now Commissioning Editor for the Journal of Professional Capital and Community and was also the founding Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Educational Change. He has authored or edited more than 30 books. His most recent books are Five Paths of Student Engagement: blazing the trail to learning and success (with Dennis Shirley, 2021), Moving: a memoir of education and social mobility (2020) and Collaborative Professionalism: when teaching together means learning for all (with Michael O’Connor-2018). Andy’s current research is on Leading from the Middle to create greater equity, inclusion and wellbeing as well as broader excellence for all students.
Andy’s current research, with Jessica Whitley, is a developmental evaluation of educational inclusion policy.
Andy is a researcher, writer, speaker, consultant and policy adviser. He has addressed international organizations such as the World Bank, OECD (the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development), UNESCO, the Soros Foundation, the WISE Foundation, the European Union, the International Baccalaureate, the International Congress of Principals, the European School Heads Association, Education International, the Universities of Latin America, and the International Congress for School Effectiveness and Improvement. Andy has delivered invited addresses and provided staff development in 47 US states, over 50 countries and all Australian states and Canadian provinces.