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Andrew Cooke

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Department of Economics


Since 2017 Andrew has held the role of Deputy Head of the Economics Department, primarily responsible for workload planning and related timetabling issues. He also manages the Department’s peer observation scheme ensuring that all colleagues receive a formal  or informal peer observation each year. Andrew also provides support to the Head of Department with regard to recruitment and selection, interviewing and undertaking staff appraisals. Andrew has thirty five years of undergraduate and postgraduate teaching experience and is currently Module Leader for two Level four modules: Economic Policy in Context (focusing on the economic policy making within its historical context) and Principles of Microeconomics.

Career overview

From 2010 to 2016 Andrew was Head of the Economics Department. Within this role, he managed a Department of over 30 colleagues as well as contributing to a number of key decision-making bodies. These include School Executive,  the School Leadership Team, the Faculty Resources Committee and the School Heads Group. Within these bodies, he helped develop policies relating to all aspects of the School’s ongoing management which include initiatives affecting the student experience, research activity and external accreditation.

From 2007-11, Prior to becoming Departmental Head, Andrew headed up a consultancy unit called ‘Nottingham Economics’ alongside his other academic responsibilities. Nottingham Economics was commissioned to undertake a number of project evaluations, ranging from an analysis of strategies to ‘kick start’ the local labour market to a broader study on climate change resilience.  He has used the experience from this activity to feed into both the economics undergraduate and masters portfolios by which students are shown how to present economic data in a format which is accessible to a variety of audiences.

Research areas

Dr Cooke’s research interests lie in the general area of sports economics. He is currently investigating the competitive characteristics of British football from the late nineteenth century up to World War Two.

External activity

Dr Cooke has considerable external examiner experience in both UK and overseas HE institutions. In 2015 he was an external panel member for a Periodic School Review at an HE institution in the Republic of Ireland.

Sponsors and collaborators

Professor David Paton (Nottingham University)

Press expertise

Dr Cooke has contributed to articles for the Nottingham Post and has recently been interviewed by BBC Radio 4 in the broad area of sports economics.