Professor Andy Westwood

Andy Westwood is Professor of Government Practice and Vice Dean for Social Responsibility in the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Manchester. He is also a Visiting Professor of Further and Higher Education at the University of Wolverhampton, an expert adviser to the IMF and OECD and a Governor at the National Institute of Economic and Social Research.

He has recently worked as a specialist adviser to the Select Committee on Economic Affairs in the House of Lords and also advised the Digital Skills Committee. He has also been a special adviser to ministers on education, skills and science policy at the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills, and a senior adviser at HM Treasury and in the Departments for Education and Communities and Local Government.

Andy writes regularly for Wonkhe, the Times Education Supplement, the Times Higher Education magazine and The Guardian.