Andrew Sheehan


Andrew originally worked as a Biomedical Scientist for 9 years before entering the teaching profession. His work in histopathology focussed on diagnosis and prognosis of tumours using electron microscopy and immunohistochemistry. Over the years Andrew has taught in secondary schools, a moderate learning difficulty school and primary schools across inner city Walsall and Birmingham before entering higher education. He is passionate about science and quality science teaching that introduces pupils to working scientifically from a young age.



PG Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, Birmingham City University (2013)

PGCE in Science (Secondary Schools), University of Wolverhampton (1999)

Degree of Master of Science (Biomedical Sciences), University of Wolverhampton (1999)

Fellowship of the Institute of Medical Laboratory Sciences (professional qualification) University of the West of England Bristol (1994)


Teaching Interests

Senior Lecturer Science specialist. Modules Andrew lectures on include; undergraduate BA (QTS) Primary Education and PGCE Primary (QTS) programmes, Foundation Degree for Teaching and Learning support assistants (supporting core skills) and Subject Knowledge Enhancement course for Chemistry. He is the Science Module leader for first and third year students on the BA (QTS) Primary Education programme.


Research Interests

Neuromuscular diseases and their impact on student learning and educational experience.

Other Activities

Membership of Professional Bodies

Member of Higher Education Academy (Fellow) (since 2013)

Member of the ASE (Association for Science Education) (since 2012)


External Roles

External Examiner: Nottingham Trent University (PGCE Primary Education) 2015-2019