Andrew’s professional life has focused on biomedical engineering, education, research, disability, ageing and rehabilitation. As Foundation Professor of Engineering at Flinders University from 1992-2007, and later at UniSA, he drove Work Integrated Learning and the development of students’ professional and communication skills, before becoming Emeritus Professor of Engineering at Flinders in 2015.
Engineering’s purpose of serving people and building prosperity while preserving the planet has guided Andrew’s community engagement for over 45 years: using appropriate technology to enhance the well-being of older people and those living with disability, co-founding TADSA and Seniors-on-Line, serving as a Board member of Novita Children’s Services (7 years as President) and President of Tutti Arts Inc, and as a public speaking coach for Rostrum.
In advancing the professionalism and inclusiveness of engineering, Andrew directly assisted the international accreditation and recognition of professional engineering courses in Australia and 8 Asian countries, was a five-year member of the Accreditation Board, held Chair and other executive positions on the College of Biomedical Engineers over 14 years, was a member of the National Committee on Rehabilitation Engineering, a member of the National Women in Engineering Committee, chair of Engineering Education Australia for 9 years, and undertook numerous other profession and industry committee roles. He is an Honorary Fellow of Engineers Australia, was its National President in 2005, and was inducted into the Engineering Hall of Fame (South Australia) in 2018.
2018 Engineers Australia, Induction into South Australian Engineering Hall of Fame
2011 Engineers Australia, Peter Nicol Russell Memorial Medal
2009 Engineers Australia, David Dewhurst Award.
2006 Staff Award for Outstanding Contribution to Flinders University
1995 Equal Opportunity Award for ‘Seniors on Line’, SA Commissioner for Equal Opportunity
1995 1995 Year of Equal Opportunity, Award for ‘Seniors on Line’, Flinders University
1985 Institution of Electrical Engineers Prize for Helping Disabled People (UK).
National roles within Engineers Australia:
2005 - 2006 Past National President
2004 - 2005 National President
2003 - 2004 National Deputy President
2001 - 2003 National Council, Vice President (Education and Assessment)
1999 - 2007 National Congress, Member
1999 - 2003 Accreditation Board, Member
1984 - 1997 College of Biomedical Engineers (formerly NC)
Chairman 1995-7, Deputy Chairman 1993-4,
Committee / College Board Member 1984-97.
Former member, National Committee on Rehabilitation Engineering
1998 - 2002 Australasian Association for Engineering Education, (Executive Committee, 1998-2002)
2015 - Tutti Arts Inc: President 2015 -
2007 - Engineering Education Australia: Chair 2007-2016
2012 - The Moreland Group Pty Ltd: Chair 2012-2016
1997 - 2016 Novita Children’s Services: Vice President 2007, President 2008 - 14
2011 - 2016 CareFirst Pty Ltd: Chair 2011 - 2014.
2001 – 2006 Engineers Australia Council: (National President 2005)
2007 – 2008 Electronics Industry Association
1996 – 1999 AITEC Pty Ltd: member 1996; Alternate 1997-9
1997 - Technical Aid for the Disabled SA: Cofounder and Honorary Life Member
1994 - 2010 Seniors on Line: Cofounder
2001 - Tutti Arts: Choir Member
1990 - SA Rostrum: Member and Accredited Coach
Bush walking, photography
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