Andrew gained his BSc in Aerospace Technology with Management in 2009 from the University of Hertfordshire – during which he spent his second year was spent on exchange at West Virginia University in the United States. He was a member of the University of Hertfordshire’s UAS (Unmanned Aerial Systems) Team in his final year. He then when on to receive an MSc in Aerospace Engineering from Brunel University in 2010. He gained a PhD from Cranfield University in 2014 in Integrated Vehicle Health Management (IVHM) the requirements needed for UAS, working with BAE Systems on an EPSRC Industrial CASE scholarship. During his PhD studies he was a finalist for the Royal Aeronautical Society UAS Group’s Innovation Award at the 2012 conference.
He joined the University of Central Lancashire’s Civic Drone Centre in 2014 to investigate the legal, ethical, and policy issues with growing use of civilian drones and the push to establish laws and regulations around their use. He is a member of the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy’s Drone Industry Action Group.