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Andrew is at the forefront of teaching, writing and reflecting on the scrutiny process – broadly the equivalent of select committee in the national parliament - as it has developed in UK local government.

He developed one of the first post-graduate level assessed courses on the subject, and conducts training courses in Birmingham and across the UK for both councillors and council officers, and others interested in the subject and the issues it raises.

He recently edited the first book to be produced on the subject (Scrutiny: Theory and Practice in Local Government, University of Birmingham, 2010).

He heads a team at INLOGOV (John Cade, Simon Baddeley, Philip Whiteman) which gives the Institute a unique competence and strength in depth in this important and emerging area of local government theory and practice.

For current INLOGOV one-day seminars on scrutiny go to http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/schools/government-society/departments/local-government-studies/events/seminars/index.aspx


For latest information on the five day post-graduate module, with optional assessment for a Certificate in Oversight and Scrutiny, go to http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/schools/government-society/departments/local-government-studies/events/accredited-short-courses/index.aspx


If you are interested in Andrew or one of the other members of the INLOGOV team coming and working with you outside Birmingham, go to http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/schools/government-society/departments/local-government-studies/events/in-authority/index.aspx