Andy works in the research team on a range of projects, all exploring learning from Big Local and its impact.
He has worked in the education and community sectors for over 15 years. This includes looking at the student experience at Southampton Solent University and Roehampton University and conducting a variety of education focused projects funded by the Sutton Trust whilst at the Institute of Education, University of London. He worked on evaluations of government grant and empowerment programmes at the Community Development Foundation, as well as a research project looking at homeless young people’s experience of education and work for the charity Centrepoint.
Andy joined the Institute for Volunteering Research (based at the National Council for Voluntary Organisations) in 2012, working on a variety of volunteering focused projects. This included projects looking at Big Local, such as the early years’ evaluation and community engagement project.