Andrew has over eighteen years working with children, first as a teacher, and then as an academic. As a Learning Scientist with a cognitive science approach, Andrew’s research focuses on the role of interaction in thinking, and the implications this has for early STEM learning and new forms of technology. He has recently moved to Moray House, University of Edinburgh, having been awarded a Future Research Leader grant by the Economic Social Research Council.
Andrew is an awarded member of the Young Academy of Scotland and complements his research with his role as the founder and director of an early learning technology start-up. Andrew has been involved in, and led, a range of projects around learning and technology, and used this work to influence policy and practice in the early years. More recently, Andrew has extended his work to look at the conceptual development of early years computing and is currently developing an MSc course for 2016 entitled: Children and Technology, which draws largely from his research experience.