BA (Hons), PhD, Fellow HEA, ALD
Alan had a successful career for over sixteen years in Event Project Management before deciding to study for a degree in Outdoor Education. This led him to study for a PhD and to start his academic teaching and research career. Since 2013 he has held a fractional post (0.4) as a Senior Lecturer with the Learning Development Unit (LDU) working with students to develop their academic studies, having particular specialisms in Sports, Recreation, Health, Events and qualitative research approaches. In addition, since 2010 he has taught a wide range of modules within courses including Outdoor Education, Sports, Events and Crowd Management. Alan was involved in the development of a Sports curriculum with reference to QAA standards and developed Project ’Right Fit’, a resource to aid students in their transition into Higher Education. Presently he is an Academic Project Lead responsible for the development and management of the ‘Realise Your Potential’ resource, an on-line guide for levels 9 to 11 students about Higher Education options and opportunities. He is also currently teaching Sports Events and the Foundation year. He continues with academic engagement in Outdoor Education and on a range of other issues regarding retention, engagement and widening participation in Higher Education.