Course Leader, PGCHE (Online)

Andy Peisley is a Senior Fellow of the HEA, with an PGCHE/MA in HE. He is Course Leader of Falmouth's online Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education (PGCHE) and a Senior Lecturer. He also has an Academic Developer role at Falmouth, helping staff to develop online and blended learning design and delivery. He started his career as a professional actor, working in theatre, film and TV, before achieving degrees in Psychology and Organisational Psychology, then working as an organisational psychologist working mainly in leadership assessment and development. Later he moved into academia, designing delivering and managing HE provision at all levels in psychology, organisational behaviour, leadership, coaching and human resource management, before moving into his current educator development roles. In his previous institution he also played a key role at developing an internal A HE accredited Fellowship scheme, and currently has an External Examiner role supporting this for Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. 

Contact details



Year Qualification Awarding body
1991 Diploma in Acting The Arts Educational Schools, Chiswick, London
2005 BSc Hons Psychology (First Class) University of Westminster
2006 MSc Organisational Psychology (Distinction) City University
2017 MA/PGCHE in Higher Education University of Westminster

Research Interests

Research interests and expertise

Use of theatrical masks for negotiating psychological personality differences in teamwork.


Courses taught

  • PGCHE (Online)

CPD delivered

Applying for Advance HE Fellowship - SFHEA and FHEA
Delivering feedback
Flipping the classroom
Engaging students in online learning
Using theatrical masks to teach teamwork

Professional Engagement

Engagement with professional associations and societies

Member of British Psychological Society

Professional esteem indicators

Year Description

Advance HE Senior Fellowship  (SFHEA)