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Professor of Taxation and Personal Finance, Aston University

Andy joined the Accounting Department, Aston University as its Head in March 2021 as Professor of Taxation and Personal Finance. He is also Director of the Centre for Personal Financial Wellbeing within Aston Business School and the current Chair of the international Tax Research Network.

Prior to this had an extensive career at the Birmingham Business School (University of Birmingham) where he worked for almost 30 years, working in a variety of roles. From 2012 - 2016, he was the Deputy Head (Associate Dean) of the School, was Interim Head of School during 2012. For the four prior years he was the Head of the Department of Accounting and Finance. He was the Director of the Research Centre on Household Assets and Savings Management (CHASM) from 2016 to 2021.

He researches and teaches in the fields of taxation (UK, comparative and international taxation), of personal finance (financial education/literacy/capability and financial wellbeing) and information systems (particularly the use and impact of the internet).

He has held visiting positions at various institutions in the USA (Texas Tech University) and in Australia (UNSW, Sydney University, Melbourne University and Curtin University).

He is currently an Honorary Professor in the Department of Taxation, College of Accounting Studies, University of South Africa, and a International Research Associate of the Fin-Ed Research Centre at Massey University in New Zealand.

For three years (2009 - 2011) he led the Tax Development Programme of HM Treasury.


  • 2021–present
    Professor, Aston University