My professional journey began in 1988 when I qualified as a lecturer. Working in further and higher education, I first made significant contributions to the teaching of leadership and management. I then led the continuing professional development of tutors in post-compulsory education.
I now work as a freelance contractor, designing blended learning as well as writing and researching the future of education.
My work as a fellow of the RSA is about the intrinsic value of education, as well as the relationships between the future of work, universal basic income, the gig economy and lifelong learning.
These research interests flow from my work for the MA in Education (Open University). My focus was to study relationships between education, training and employment, including a dissertation on post-Fordism and further education. I’m currently thinking about how teaching, learning and development will continue to be disrupted in the coming decades.
As a learning designer, my focus is on creating engaging content at the design stage of the ADDIE (Analysis, Design, Development, Implementation, and Evaluation) framework, while also being skilled at the implementation and evaluation stages. I also script online learning, present on video, and design assessment strategies.
MA in Education (Open University) 1994
Postgraduate Certificate in the Education of Adults (University of Surrey) 1988
BA (Open University) 1986