Andrew Cash

Senior Lecturer

Digital, Tech, Innovation & Business

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

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

  • Engineering Technician

  • Member of the IMechE

  • STEM Ambassador

  • Higher Education Academy Fellowship

Academic qualifications

  • 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
  • MSc Professional Engineering
  • MA Education BA(Hons) Post Compulsory Education Certificate in Education: Further, Adult and Higher Education 


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.

Research interests

Currently, I am undertaking my Ph.D. on a part-time basis. My area of research is the passive cooling effect of Phase Change Material (PCM) on lithium-ion battery cells through computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and experimental techniques. 


I currently teach a wide range of Engineering topics ranging from level 3 through to level 7.

External profiles

in the UK for Quality Education

Sustainable Development Goal 4, Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2023

for Career Prospects

Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2023

for Facilities

Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2023

for Social Inclusion

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023

of Research Impact is ‘Outstanding’ or ‘Very Considerable’

Research Excellence Framework 2021

of Research is “Internationally Excellent” or “World Leading”

Research Excellence Framework 2021

Four Star Rating

QS Star Ratings 2021