After leaving school Andy worked as an Automotive Technician before moving into education where he taught in Further Education, in both Automotive Technology and Teacher Training, for over 18 years. In 2018 he made the switch to Higher Education bringing a wide range of both practical and theoretical skills to the department.
Professional memberships and activities
- 2002 Certificate in Education (CERT Ed) Further, Adult and Higher, Manchester Metropolitan University
- 2007 Qualified Teacher Learning & Skills (QTLS) status, Institute for Learning
- 2008 BA (Hons) Post compulsory Education, Staffordshire University.
- 2009 Post Graduate Certificate: Leading Educational Practice, Oxford Brooks University
- 2011 Post Graduate Diploma: Leading Educational Practice, Oxford Brooks University
- 2015 MA Education, Staffordshire University
Andy has a keen interest in Automotive Engine Design, including Hybrid, BEV’s & FCEV’s, and Vehicle Dynamics. He is also interested in the role of battery vehicles within Motorsport and how leading manufacturers are using motorsport to develop and promote new technology.
The changing landscape of the Automotive industry and the future of personal transport is very exciting, and he is widening his interests in this field to cover autonomous transport and personal mobility.
Andy’s research interests include Automotive Propulsion and Vehicle Dynamics, mostly Engine related areas, including: ICE, Hybrid, BEV, FCEV and race vehicle dynamics, branching out into Autonomous and Future Automotive.
Andy currently leads a series of modules in Automotive and Motorsports, while also undertaking several distance learning modules covering Engineering Manufacturing. He is also the faculty representative for the Universities Formula Student team.