Andrew has worked in the field of criminology and crime prevention since 1999. He started at Nottingham Trent University in November 2019. Previously he was an Associate Professor at the University of Leicester (2017-2019), and was director of Applied Criminology Centre (2016-2017), University of Huddersfield, where he joined in January 2005. In 2004 he was awarded a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Criminology by the University of Liverpool. Prior to this he graduated with a BSc (hons) in geography from the University of Sheffield (1998), and an MSc in Geographical Information Science (GIS) from the University of Edinburgh (1999).
His research interests include the geography of crime / environmental criminology, policy analysis and evaluation, computational criminology, crime analysis and GIS, situational crime prevention, crime and technology, and mixed methods research. He is specifically interested in crime and its relationship with alcohol, violence and the Night-Time Economy (NTE), acquisitive crime, crime on public transport, crime analysis methods, and crime prevention and community safety.
His research has been funded by a range of organisations including the Home Office, the Department for Transport, Alcohol Research UK (formerly the AERC), the ESPRC, JISC, the Railway Safety and Standards Board (RSSB), the European Regional Development Fund, the Government Office for the North West, Merseyside Police and Merseytravel Passenger Transport Authority, and Liverpool and Manchester CitySafe Partnerships.