Andrew Peterson is Professor of Character and Citizenship Education and is the Deputy Director of the Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues. Andrew is also Head of Department for Education and Social Justice in the School of Education and Editor of the British Journal of Educational Studies. He has worked extensively with schools in England and internationally to develop character education. His research concentrates on the connections between character and citizenship education, particularly on the nature of civic virtues and their education in schools. He has written widely in this area, combining theoretical and empirical research to examine how schools cultivate informed, active, and morally responsible citizenship.
His work has been published in leading academic journals, in numerous books (most recently, Civility and Democratic Education) and he has edited several major collections on citizenship and civic education. Andrew has received grants from a range of funders, including the Australian Research Council and Leverhulme Trust, and he currently co-leads the Global Innovations in Character Development Platform initiative with Tom Harrison, funded by the Templeton World Charity Foundation. Andrew previously was a teacher of history, politics and economics.