My background includes work based learning both in HE where I led an MA in Developing Professional Practice and in FE/Adult Learning where I worked on apprenticeships including Leadership and Management and Busines Studies.

I have also taught on a range of Management and Business modules for both undergraduates and MBA students.

For 6 years I was Academic Co-ordinator for all the Masters projects in Strathclyde University Department of Management, teaching research methods and taking 500 Masters projects a year through to examination.

In industry I have worked in the private, public and voluntary sector in a range of roles including as a Project Manager, Regional Training Manager and Quality Manager.  I led a number of change initiatives.

Module leader for HPRO7015 Self-directed Study, HPRO6003 Project Leadership and HPRO6001 Dissertation/Project Case Study. 

Qualifications and memberships


MSc in Information Management

Diploma in Training Management

APM Project Management Qualification 


Fellow of the HEA

Member of the Management Committee of the UK System Society (UKSS) 

Member of the Association for Project Management, the British Academy of Management and The Institute of Leadership & Management 

Academic and research interests

Project Management 

Higher Education Research  


Management of change 

Inter-organisational working including collaborations, networks, alliances. partnership and joint ventures 

Work based learning including apprenticeships 

Reflective practice 

Research methodology and methods