Director, BPS Chartered Psychologist and Associate Fellow
Andi is a British Psychological Society (BPS) Chartered Psychologist and Associate Fellow and is a member of the Division of Forensic Psychology (DFP), Division of Academics, Researchers and Teachers in Psychology (DARTP), Developmental Psychology Section (DPS), Special Group of Psychology and Social Care (SGPSC), Special Group in Coaching Psychology (SGCP) and Special Group of Independent Practitioners (SGIP). His registration details can be viewed here. On completion of an undergraduate degree in Psychology in 1996, Andi progressed to a postgraduate research post and lectureship in psychology at the University of Staffordshire and Coventry University, and a position teaching A level psychology at Regent College, Leicester. In addition, he was appointed by Leicestershire Constabulary Community and Race Relations Unit to design and deliver awareness raising training courses across all levels of operational policing on hate crimes and engagement strategies with local communities.
Andi’s diverse employment background also includes community safety consultancy with Crime Concern (2000-2002) and assisting with the creation of Perpetuity Research and Consultancy International (PRCI) Ltd in 2003, specialising in community safety, risk and security management consultancy with Professor Martin Gill at Leicester University. Examples of contracts managed and delivered include conducting a national research study on violence and indiscipline in schools on behalf of the National Association of School Masters Union of Women Teachers (NASUWT) and co-delivering investigations into the illicit market for fast moving consumer goods on behalf of Gillette PLC. This gave him an invaluable opportunity to undertake ‘black market’ investigations in the United Kingdom, South Africa, Malaysia and Australia.
In 2004, Andi was employed by the Youth Justice Board (YJB) as a Senior Performance Advisor for the East Midlands, Eastern, London, and South East regions, delivering performance support to Youth Offending Services, Her Majesty’s Prison Service establishments, Secure Training Centres and Secure Children’s Homes. In 2008, his dedication and commitment to delivering high quality, bespoke performance support services in youth justice was formally recognised by being presented with the YJB award for innovation and creativity in the workplace.
Andi holds an MSc with Distinction in Forensic Psychology awarded by the University of Portsmouth. His dissertation was also awarded the ‘Elizabeth Loftus Prize’ for the highest marked research project which qualitatively explored youth justice practitioners experiences supervising young people with harmful sexual behaviour. He is also very pleased to have a built a strong relationship with Dr. Claire Nee (Director) at the International Centre for Research in Forensic Psychology (ICRFP) which has an established international reputation for conducting a broad range of criminological and forensic psychology research, funded by the ESRC, Home Office, British Academy, Nuffield Foundation, US Government, Leverhulme Trust, British Psychological Society, and Prison Service Headquarters. In 2016 Andi was appointed as a guest lecturer with the University of Brighton, Department of Criminology.
He is also a guest lecturer in the Department of Forensic Psychology at Portsmouth University, delivering lectures regarding young people in conflict with the law, offence paralleling behaviour, and practice focused workshops in forensic case formulation with young people in conflict with the Law.