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Contact Details

Tel: 0121 204 3434

Email: a.lymer@aston.ac.uk

Key research projects


The Tenant’s Journey: social housing and life-chances
East Devon District Council and DCH (Devon and Cornwall homes) - £30,000 (November 2016 – October 2019)
With James Gregory (School of Social Policy, UoB)

Wellbeing and tenure – does home ownership really add up for social tenants?
Vivid Group - £33,000 (November 2016 – December 2017)
With James Gregory (School of Social Policy, UoB)

CHASM Fisher funding for 2016 – 2021
With Karen Rowlingson (School of Social Policy, UoB) - £625,000

Savings Manifesto for Low-income savers
Barrow Cadbury Trust - £22,800 (March – September 2016)
With Karen Rowlingson and James Gregory (School of Social Policy, UoB)

Policy development for the All Party Parliamentary Committee on Financial Education for Young People - 2016 Inquiry on Financial Education in Schools
Young Enterprise/Pfeg - £4,000 (February – May 2016)

CHASM Fisher funding for 2013 – 2016 – with Karen Rowlingson (UoB) - £244,000

Personal taxation policy development (PhD scholarship). Funded by - Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) - £72,000 (October 2012 – Sept 2016) with Sam Thewlis (PhD student)


Andy joined the Accounting Department, Aston University in March 2021 and prior to this had an extensive career at the University of Birmingham Business School where he worked for over 25 years, working in a variety of roles including the Director of Business Development. He was also the Director of the Research Centre on Household Assets and Savings Management (CHASM). From 2012 - 2016, he was the Deputy Head (Associate Dean) of the School, was Interim Head of School during 2012. For the four prior years he was the Head of the Department of Accounting and Finance. He researches and teaches in the fields of taxation (UK, comparative and international taxation), of personal finance (financial education/literacy/capability and financial wellbeing) and information systems (particularly the use and impact of the internet). He has held visiting positions at various institutions in the USA and in Australia. For three years he led the Tax Development Programme of HM Treasury.

Education/Academic qualification

BSc, University of Wales

Sep 1987Jun 1990

Award Date: 30 Jun 1990

External positions

Chair in Taxation and Personal Finance


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