Andrew has worked with MutualGain since 2010, and is now one of the senior associates. The raison d’etre of MutualGain is to empower organisations and communities to reconnect in the social space, which lies between the state and the individual. Ultimately, they aim to promote greater participation and active citizenship within our democracy and increase social capital, for the mutual benefit of all. This is primarily achieved through the use of strengths based engagement techniques such as World Cafes and Participatory Budgeting.
Most of the work that Andrew leads on relates to the police and local authorities. This work has taken Andrew, and MutualGain, across the UK from Scotland to London.
Andrew is also the Programme Manager for MutualGain’s online learning platform, MutualiLearn. Here, learners can achieve a level 3 or 4 qualification in Building Social Capital Through Community Engagement.
Andrew has worked as a Sessional Lecturer at LJMU for some years. In 2020 he was the Module Lead for a level 7 post graduate programme in Policing in Context and a level 6 lead for Approaches to Protecting Vulnerable People and the Management of Offenders.
Andrew is an experienced dissertation supervisor and is currently supervising a number of students at level 6 and level 7. You can see pictures of Masters graduates that Andrew supervised from Liverpool Hope University via this link
In 2018 Andrew was diagnosed with Prostate Cancer. Andrew has blogged his journey through diagnosis, treatment and recovery, in order to help people understand what Prostate cancer is.
You can read his blog by clicking on this link