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Senior Lecturer in Journalism, University of Central Lancashire

Andrew teaches practical journalism skills and journalism history. He began his journalistic career with a punk fanzine at school, before 20 years of writing, sub-editing and editing on newspapers and magazines, including the Preston Other Paper, Cheshire Life and the Observer. He worked with young people in Zambia for three years, producing HIV/AIDS education publications. He is a journalism historian, researching 19th- and 20th-century provincial journalism.

He is the author of A Fleet Street in Every Town: The provincial press in England, 1855-1900


  • 2014–2018
    Senior lecturer, University of Central Lancashire


  • 2010 
    University of Central Lancashire, PhD


  • 2018
    A Fleet Street in Every Town: The Provincial Press in England, 1855-1900, Open Book Publishers

Professional Memberships

  • Reviews editor, Transactions of the Historic Society of Lancashire & Cheshire
  • Member of editorial board, Research Society for Victorian Periodicals