Deputy head of the department for Multidisciplinary Engineering Education, University of Sheffield
Dr Andrew Garrard is the deputy head of the department for Multidisciplinary Engineering Education at the University of Sheffield. Andrew was instrumental in establishing the operation of the department which is dedicated to professionally delivering all the practical teaching to students in the Faculty of Engineering. As the department’s Director of Academic Operations he leads the team of academics, with specialisms across a broad range of engineering disciplines, to provide quality practical education through innovation and scale.
Andrew has published widely on the subject of practical engineering education and, most recently, on the approach his team has taken to providing remote and blended practicals during the time of coronavirus. Prior to holding this position, Andrew has held research and teaching posts at the University of Sheffield, the University of Leeds, Sheffield Hallam University and the Health and Safety Executive. Andrew is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a chartered mechanical engineer.