Scientia PhD, UNSW (Current).
Master of Education (Research), UNSW (2020).
Master of Teaching with Excellence, UNSW (2017).
University Exchange Program, University of Sheffield (2012).
Bachelor of Creative Arts with Distinction, University of Wollongong (2011).
Andrew Kingsford-Smith is a current Scientia PhD candidate and Casual Academic in the School of Education, UNSW. He has teaching experience at several universities and high schools, and is passionate about bringing evidence-based practices into classrooms. His research interests focus on student and teacher motivation using quantitative analyses. He has worked on several research projects at UNSW, including the Rural & Regional Education Project. In his Master’s at UNSW, Andrew investigated student engagement profiles and their association with student motivation and academic achievement. In his PhD, Andrew is investigating teacher motivation and wellbeing in rural, regional, and metropolitan schools.
Awarded UNSW Scientia PhD Scholarship.
Awarded Research Training Program Scholarship at UNSW for Master of Education.
Presentation: Kingsford-Smith, A. (2022, May). Balancing job demands and resources in hard-to-staff schools. University of New South Wales 3MT Competition, Sydney, NSW.
Publication: Kingsford-Smith, A., & Evans, P. (2021). A longitudinal study of psychological needs satisfaction, value, achievement, and elective music intentions. Psychology of Music, 49(3), 382–398. https://doi.org/10.1177/0305735619868285
Thesis: Kingsford-Smith, A. (2020). Engaged or Just Compliant? A Person-Centred Investigation of the Dimensionality and Structure of Student Engagement and Motivation. [Master’s Thesis, University of New South Wales]. https://unsworks.unsw.edu.au/entities/publication/ffb4b774-d56b-4873-845c-ed6128179103