Mandy Andrews University of Worcester, UK
Mandy Andrews is a senior lecturer in Early Childhood at the University of Worcester on both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. Formerly a Play Officer for a local authority she has a range of children’s play experience from running an adventure playground and environmental play activities, through to community play projects and running a large Children’s Centre in Cornwall before moving to the University of Worcester. Mandy has also been a playwork trainer for many years supporting programmes in Buckinghamshire, Reading, and Cornwall. She has undertaken research into children’s play in early years settings, outdoors and at the Eden Project and continues to pursue an research interest in this area.