Andrew Lawn

Support Specialist Digital Channels Specialist

Andy is responsible for the John Innes Centre website and our social media channels.

He uses these to extend the reach and accessibility of John Innes Centre science and the impact it has on the wider-world.

As part of this Andy co-ordinates and writes our weekly blog, answering questions and shining a light on the unheralded parts of life at a plant and microbial research institute.

Andy delivers training courses for both the John Innes Centre and UEA in ‘Designing Better Academic Posters‘ and ‘Effective Digital Communications’. He has a background in website design and usability, copywriting and social media management and holds a Diploma in UX Design from Glasgow Caledonian University.

He is currently undertaking Data Science courses with IBM, including Data Analysis, Statistics and R programming.

In his spare-time Andy co-founded Norwich City fanzine, Along Come Norwich, coaches the Horsford United U7 football team and is an author, currently writing a history of football chanting.


We are always looking for new blog topics and collaborations, both within the John Innes Centre and further afield.

Contact Andy if you have an idea or topic that you’d like us to feature.