Published on 30/03/2021
Andy Lymer, Aston Business School
  • Professor Andy Lymer joins Aston University after nearly 30 years at the University of Birmingham
  • His research interests lie in the areas of taxation, personal finance, financial wellbeing and savings policy development and applied business computing.

Aston University is delighted to welcome Professor Andy Lymer to Aston Business School.

Andy’s research interests lie in the areas of taxation, personal and small business financial wellbeing and of business computing.

He joins Aston University after nearly 30 years in Birmingham Business School at the University of Birmingham where he was at various times Deputy Dean and Interim Dean of the Business School, Director of Resources and Director of Business Development. For the last six years he has held the role of Director of the Research Centre on Household Assets and Savings Management (CHASM).

His work as part of CHASM helped inform policy debate and shaped decisions around savings policies in the UK, particularly around the government’s savings policy for those on lower incomes, the Help to Save (HtS) scheme, for which 3.5 million adults are eligible.

Andy was also leader of the Tax Development Programme for HM Treasury from 2008 to 2011 and is the current chair of the global academic and practitioners' Tax Research Network (TRN).

Professor Pawan Budhwar, head of Aston Business School, said:

"I am delighted to welcome Andy to Aston Business School. He brings with him a wealth of experience and specialist knowledge which will enhance and strengthen our academic and business partnerships and enrich the teaching experience of our students."

Speaking of his appointment, Professor Lymer said:

“I'm very pleased to be joining Aston Business School. The School combines world class academic research with genuine impact and engagement. It's a chance for me to further develop my research and teaching on accounting, personal finance and taxation with some brilliant academics and students.”

Professor Lymer joined Aston University on Monday 29 March 2021.

Note to Editors

About Aston University

Founded in 1895 and a University since 1966, Aston is a long established university led by its three main beneficiaries – students, business and the professions, and our region and society. Aston University is located in Birmingham and at the heart of a vibrant city and the campus houses all the university’s academic, social and accommodation facilities for our students. Professor Alec Cameron is the Vice-Chancellor & Chief Executive.

Aston University was named University of the Year 2020 by The Guardian and the University’s full time MBA programme has been ranked in the top 100 in the world in the Economist MBA 2021 ranking. The Aston MBA has been ranked 12th in the UK and 85th in the world. The University also has TEF Gold status in the Teaching Excellence Framework. 

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