After completing his BA in Politics at the University of Kent in 2008, Andy went on to work in a variety of different educational settings in the UK and Peru. In Peru Andy taught English as a Second Language in a variety of private institutes and universities and worked as a Project Manager for a small charity working on education and social care programmes.
Returning to the UK in 2012 to do his MA at the University of Kent, Andy then continued his academic path by doing a PhD in Political and Social Thought under the supervision of Dr Stefan Rossbach and Dr Iain MacKenzie. His PhD thesis is a critique of critical pedagogy using areas of anarchist thought focusing on his own practice as a teacher in university. His PhD is due for completion in September 2018.
Andy joined Birmingham City University as a Lecturer in Education Studies in April 2017 teaching on a variety of modules as part of the new BA in Education Studies.