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Professor Andy Westwood

Vice Dean (Social Responsibility)

Professor Andy Westwood
Professor Andy Westwood

Andy Westwood is Vice Dean for Social Responsibility in the Faculty of Humanities and Professor of Government Practice. He is a member of HEFCE's Strategic Advisory Board for Quality, Accountability and Regulation, and a Trustee of the National Union of Students. He is also a Visiting Professor of Further and Higher Education at the University of Wolverhampton, President of the OECD Forum on Social Innovation and an expert adviser to the IMF. 

Previously Andy was a Professor of Politics at the University of Winchester and Chief Executive of GuildHE. He has also worked at a number of think tanks and in Whitehall for many years as a special adviser to ministers on education, skills and science policy at the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills, and as a senior adviser at HM Treasury and the Departments for Education and Communities and Local Government.

He writes regularly for Policy@Manchester, WonkHE, the Times Education Supplement, the Times Higher Education magazine and The Guardian. Andy graduated from the University of Manchester in 1989 with a degree in English and History and was Events Officer at the Students’ Union during that time.