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    My current post as Faculty Learning and Teaching Development Lead involves working across the Faculty to introduce new initiatives to enhance learning and teaching. Previous to this I was an Institutional Senior Fellowship Lead for Learning and Teaching whilst I led PGCE Business programmes.

    In addition, I work across the University on key priorities, disseminating outwards the good and excellent practice that exists within the Faculty as well as bringing good practice and policy into the Faculty.  Facilitating this role has been my involvement with Advance HE as Senior Fellow of the HEA together with being an Institutional Learning and Teaching Fellow. 

    A key aspect of my current role is in developing policy which has seen me lead a University wide project around Commuter Students, and developing and implementing Employability Strategy.  Both of these reflect my areas of research interest.  A particular focus is that of employability and the interplay between social justice/ social mobility within a neo-liberal agenda where success is measured by government definitions of highly-skilled and well-paid employment. 

    Whilst a PGCE  Business programme leader I undertook research into the development of pedagogy that supports the delivery of the Business curriculum such as problem based learning, BTEC delivery, and the place of Business Links to deliver an outstanding learning experience for business students within 11-19 educational contexts.  

    And previous to all of this, I was a Senior Investment Manager (i.e stockbroker) with Wise Speke & Co, which became part of Brewin Dolphin plc.

    Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

    In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

    • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
    • SDG 4 - Quality Education
    • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
    • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
    • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
    • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

    Education/Academic qualification

    Education (Educational Leadership), , MA, Edge Hill University

    Award Date: 26 Jul 2013

    PGCE Economics (11-18) , Other, Coventry University

    Award Date: 23 Jul 1993

    Theology, BA, London School of Theology

    Award Date: 21 Jul 1989

    Management and Business Studies, BA

    Award Date: 10 Jun 1983

    Other positions

    External Examiner SCITT, Sheffield Hallam University

    1 Oct 202231 Aug 2026

    Trustee, Economics, Business and Enterprise Education Association

    1 Sept 2022 → …

    External Consultant, North Manchester ITT Teaching Partnership

    26 Apr 202131 Aug 2021

    External Examiner, Education Programme, Liverpool John Moores University

    1 Sept 202031 Aug 2024

    Governor, Bishop David Sheppard Church of England Primary School

    1 Sept 201531 Aug 2023

    Chief External Examiner, PGCE Secondary Programme, University of Portsmouth

    1 Sept 201231 Aug 2014

    External Examiner, PGCE Business, University of Portsmouth

    1 Sept 200931 Aug 2014


    • L Education
    • Employability
    • Social Justice
    • ITE
    • Commuter Students
    • Diversity
    • PGCE Business and Economics
    • Academic induction
    • Career progression
    • HE Pedagogy
    • Learning and Teaching (scholarship)

    Research Groups

    • Higher Education Research Network
    • Education for Social Justice Research Network
    • Pedagogy and Curriculum Research Network


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