Andreas undertook his first degree in Tourism Management at Plymouth University and subsequently went on to complete a PhD looking at the influence of work placements in tourism and hospitality firms on career intentions at Leeds Beckett University, which he completed in 2008.
Since then he has continued to work in academia, teaching, researching and leading programmes in tourism and hospitality. He has been principal investigator on a number of tourism consultancy projects with clients ranging from the International Labour Office to local, regional and national tourism associations.
In 2015 he published his first book Youth Employment in Tourism and Hospitality: A Critical Review which draws on much of the work he has conducted in the area of youth employment and career development since 2004.
He is currently working on a project for the UK Charity Springboard which seeks to understand the career intentions and attitudes of secondary school students towards careers in tourism and hospitality.
Andreas also researches in the area of entrepreneurship education and is currently working on a book that looks specifically at entrepreneurship in tourism.