Before coming to the University of Sheffield, Andrew worked as an economist in the public and private sectors.
Andrew completed his PhD on the topic of Work and Well-being. This included chapters on the impact of weekend working on well-being, the relationship between job type and eudaimonic well-being (the sense of having a worthwhile or meaningful life) and the effects of one’s partner’s employment status on well-being.
As a Research Associate, Andrew is currently part of the team delivering the Health and Work project funded by the Health Foundation. This major package of research focuses on how health and disability affect the labour market outcomes of people in the UK.
Andrew is also developing an online cost-effectiveness tool to help evaluators measure the well-being impact of workplace interventions, in association with the What Works Centre for Well-being.
Andrew has also worked in a number of central government departments, including the Department for Work and Pensions, the Department for Education and Skills and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, and in local government (Sheffield City Council).
Between 2009 and 2015, Andrew was employed as a Senior Research Manager at the policy and research consultancy Ecorys. He managed research projects for several public and voluntary sector clients in the UK and Europe, on policy areas as diverse as regeneration, transport, business support, industrial strategy, labour market, children and families, international development, sport and culture, health and well-being.