Andy is Reader in Politics at the University of Huddersfield. He co-developed the  bid for this project, drawing on his expertise in citizenship education, youth pathways, understanding of the youth sector, and his work with charities, which focused on improving life chances for young people. He has significant experience of working with policy-makers across the UK. Andy is also a Civic Fellow of the Institute for Community Studies and an elected trustee of the Political Studies Association'