Andrew is a Professor of Astrophysics Education in the School of Physical Sciences at the Open University. He is a former Vice President of the Royal Astronomical Society. His research interests are in various aspects of time domain astrophysics with a current focus on stellar photometry from wide field surveys to investigate close binary stars. He carries out research on all sorts of variable stars, including white dwarfs, neutron stars and black holes. He also leads a Zooniverse project where citizen science volunteers can identify and classify the light curves of 1.5 million variable stars observed by SuperWASP. Andrew received a PhD in X-ray Astronomy from Leicester University and a bachelor of science in Physics with Astrophysics, also from Leicester University.