Andrew (Andy) is a part-time PhD candidate at the Edinburgh School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, University of Edinburgh. Andy’s doctoral research investigates community-building and activism in response to the environmental crisis, with a particular focus on gender and sexual minority groups in the UK.

Prior to beginning his PhD, Andy received his Bachelor of Arts degree in History of Art from the Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London, and a Master of Science degree in Environment, Culture and Society from the School of Geosciences, University of Edinburgh. Andy enjoys teaching and has taught on Geography and Landscape Architecture courses at the University of Edinburgh. 

Alongside his doctoral studies, Andy works in community awareness-raising and fundraising for Scotland’s leading youth homelessness charity, Rock Trust, having previously worked in fundraising for the international children’s charity, Chance for Childhood. Andy has also volunteered internationally with different charities and NGOs that work to empower and support young people, vulnerable adults, and refugees. 

Cumberland Lodge Fellow, 2021-2023