Andrew completed his BSc degree in Mathematics at the University of Edinburgh in 2006, and went on to study a PhD in algorithmic number theory at the University of Bristol, under the supervision of Prof Jonathan Pila. He graduated in 2010, with a thesis entitled Computing the factors of the cyclotomic polynomial.
He then went on to study a PGDE in Secondary Education at the University of Edinburgh, and taught mathematics in secondary school for 3 years, and then in further education for a further 4 years.
Andrew joined the Open University in 2014 as an Associate Lecturer (AL). During his time as an AL, he has taught at all levels: on MU123, MST124, MST125, MST224, M337, M823 and M836.
Andrew became a Staff Tutor in 2018, and Deputy Associate Dean (Academic Excellence) in 2021. He is currently the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Lead for the School of Mathematics & Statistics, and maintains a strong interest in External Engagement and Outreach.
Andrew's interests in the scholarship of teaching and learning include:
Andrew has been a member of the following module teams: