Andy has been a podiatrist for 31 years, working in the NHS, private hospitals and independent practice mainly in musculoskeletal practice, but has worked across specialities. He is now an independent researcher, lecturer and educator but continues to work clinically as a specialist in gait analysis.

Andy helped develop the MSc in Clinical Biomechanics for Staffordshire University in the late 1990s and remains a part-time lecturer and Visiting Fellow at Staffordshire University, and is also a casual lecturer at Caledonia University. Since 1999 he has been a product designer in the foot health sector and has developed and published several prescription techniques and theoretic papers on foot orthoses and foot function. Andy has a particular interest in evolutionary biology and is passionate about promoting the link between physiology and biomechanics.