Academic Bio

Presenting on "The Rights of Journalists" at the IMPACT Justice Caribbean Media Law Seminar, Barbados in February 2016

Presenting on “The Rights of Journalists” at the IMPACT Justice Caribbean Media Law Seminar. Barbados, February 2016. Photo by Alecia Clarke

Andrew P. Smith is a lecturer in photography and journalism at the University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech, Jamaica) and is currently a PhD student in Career & Technical Education at UTech, Jamaica, with a focus on utilising photography as a tool for heritage education. He holds a M.A. Photography from the University of Bolton and a B.Sc. in Geography from the University of the West Indies. Research interests include using photography for heritage conservation and developing teaching models based on national photographic cultures. 

 Academic Grants & Capacity Building

  • Early Career Academic Grant from the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) to attend the 4th International Conference on Photography & Theory in Nicosia, Cyprus. 2016
  • Received funding from UNESCO-UNEVOC to attend panel discussion entitled Heritage Skills – Can TVET solve the skills shortage?  in Bonn, Germany. July 2015
  • Research Develop Fund Grant from the University of Technology, Jamaica for research entitled Imaging Heritage Sites as a tool for Conservation and Sustainable Community Development. 2015.

 Conference & Research Presentations

  • Using Photovoice and Facebook as Tools for Heritage Education in Jamaica: The Case of Buff Bay. 4th International Conference of Photography & Theory; Nicosia, Cyprus. December 2016.
  • The Potential Use of Career & Technical Education for the Transformation of Rural Jamaica. 2nd International Conference on Education & Humanities. University of Technology, Jamaica. May 2016
  • The Rights of Journalists. Improved Access to Justice in the Caribbean Media Law Seminar, Barbados. February 2016.
  • Photography Education in Jamaica: Developing the Framework. Research, Technology & Innovation Day Speakers Forum. UTech, Jamaica. March 2015.
  • Examining the Feasibility of Creating a multi-level TVET Photography Programme for Jamaica. 4th Annual Graduate Students’ Conference,
    Faculty of Education & Liberal Studies, UTech, Jamaica. February 2015.
  • Teaching Photography in the Context of Jamaica’s Photographic Culture.  1st International Conference on Education & Humanities, UTech, Jamaica. May 2014
  • Imaging Heritage as a Tool for Conservation & Sustainable Community Development. Poster presentation at Research, Technology & Innovation Day; UTech, Jamaica. March 2014.
  • Imaging Heritage as a Tool for Conservation & Sustainable Community Development. Edna Manley College/Rex Nettleford Arts Conference, Kingston. October 2013