Dr Andrew Fox has over twenty-five years of experience working across the public, private and charity sectors. For much of the last eighteen years he has been actively engaged in disaster management, first as a practitioner and more recently in education.
Area of interest
Andrew’s interest in disaster management started early, growing up in countries prone to natural and man-made disasters in the Caribbean, Middle East and South East Asia. That experience pushed him towards an engineering career, where he could work to improve the lives of disaster-affected communities. After several years of international development and disaster response work, in Seychelles and Montserrat, he joined RedR and was posted in Turkey, following the Marmara earthquake of 1999. The RedR experience cemented his commitment to further improve the education and training of disaster management professionals, and in 2001 he joined the Disaster Management department at Coventry University.
Most recently Andrew has been working at the University of Plymouth, where he has helped to set-up a local branch of Engineers Without Borders, thereby initiating the educational development of potential future RedR members from the South West UK region.