Dr Andy Brader
This person does not currently hold a position at QUT.
BiographyAndy Brader is a sociologist, music producer and an education practitioner. His PhD was an ethnographic study of spatio/temporal opportunities and constraints afforded to young people and youth workers (2003). Andy has taught undergraduate social policy, trained outreach teams, and evaluated community development projects in the UK (1995-2003). In Australia, he has co-ordinated multi-media training facilities that deliver VET Music Industry (Technical Production) for a network of flexible learning centres catering for disengaged youth (2003-2008).As the founder of a non-profit recording studio in the UK, Andy has a strong commitment to securing first class music facilities for all young people. He has a vast catalogue of artifacts spread across numerous websites that highlight his creative works. Andy innovates in the field of online music technology, interactive tutorials and software development. He has published internationally on a range of youth, assessment, music and technology related topics.
Andy possesses significant skills in project management and working collaboratively with stake-holders in low socio-economic areas.
- teaching music production on-line
- informal education
- community recording facilities
- computer-aided decision conferencing
- combined quantitative/qualitative methodologies
- e-portfolio content assessment
- staff training and evaluation
- the UK New Labour Government's Social Exclusion Unit (SEU).
Andy's current post-doctoral fellowship is hosted by the Creative Industries Faculty (Music & Sound) in partnership with the Institute for Creative Industries & Innovation and the Centre for Learning Innovation (2009-2012). Andy is currently developing multi-disciplinary research initiatives linked to the Independent Music Project. The outcomes of these initiatives are community coaching, alternative assessment models and a clearer understanding the role music plays in health and wellbeing, place and identity.
Other Studies in Creative Arts and Writing
Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008
- PhD in Sociology of Education (University of Lancaster)
- Sustainable Selves: A New Assessment Model For Marginalised Secondary Students
- Primary fund type
- CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
- Project ID
- Start year
- Youth; Assessment; Education; Sociology; Adolescents; Marginalised Students