As Pro Vice-Chancellor, External Affairs I am responsible for student recruitment and all strategies and activities that impact on our external reputation. I lead and manage a diverse team that includes Marketing, Communications and PR, UK and International Partnerships, Alumni Relations and International Development.
My key strategic responsibility is to develop, implement and review strategies for enhancing external engagement in support of our University’s Corporate Plan. As a member of the University Executive, I contribute to the development and implementation of the University’s overall strategic aims and objectives leading on key initiatives such as global branding and apprenticeships. I am also working closely with colleagues across the Executive and CMT on the development of our internationalisation agenda.
I have lived and worked in the UK, Europe and the Far East and have led the development of international agendas at a number of institutions including the University of Leeds and the University of Birmingham. Prior to joining Derby I was Deputy Vice Chancellor International at Middlesex University.
I contribute to my profession in a number of ways. I have published widely within the fields of international education and applied linguistics and have presented at conferences and training events locally, nationally and internationally, particularly, within the past few years, in the sphere of internationalisation.
Example publications include:
Evaluating Change in English Language Teaching, (Palgrave-Macmillan: Basingstoke)
Understanding Change, (Nova Science Publishers: New York)
The Implications of the Expansion of China into the Global Educational Arena, in China in Focus: Economic, Political and Educational Issues, E. P. Nolan (Ed) (Nova Science Publishers: New York)
Living up to expectations: A survey of international students’ concerns and their perceptions of change on a UK departmental pre-sessional programme, with S. Issitt in International Perspectives on Higher Education Research (Volume 3) – International Relations,M. Tight (Ed)
Developing the Communicative Approach in Japan: An Investigation into the Japan Exchange and Teaching Programme, with S. Lambert, in Progress in Education: Volume 13, R. Nata (Ed)
Policy and Change in the Teaching of English in Japan, in Symposium for Language Teacher Educators, Gollin, J., Ferguson, G., and Trappes-Lomax, H. (Eds) (IALS: Edinburgh)
Evaluating Change in English Language Teaching: A New Model of Change, in Hawaii International Conference on Education Conference Proceedings
Presenting a Model of Change, in Language Teaching Research Volume 8, Number 2
An Investigation into the Process of Change, in Journal of In-Service Education, Volume 28, Number 1
Recent presentations include:
TNE Models, invited presentation, UUK Transnational Education Conference, London (7 October 2016)
Developing Successful Transnational Strategies, Post-Conference Workshop, Going Global 2015, London (1 – 3 June 2015)
Work-based Learning – Developing Links with Industry, invited presentation (part of wider UK HE delegation to Indonesia), Lost In Translation (British Council and UGM) Yogyakarta, Indonesia (3 March 2015)
Internationalisation from the UK HE Perspective, invited presentation and seminar session, Governor Toolkit Part 2, Leadership Foundation for Higher Education, London (19 February 2015)
Employability and Developing Close Partnerships with Business, invited presentation, UK-China HE Forum, Institute of Education, London (20 November 2014)
Developing Closer Partnerships with Business and Industry, invited plenary, Higher Education Institutions in Transition, Kunming, China (4 – 6 November 2014)
Advancing Internationalisation, invited presentation, Internationalising Higher Education (British Council and NAEA, China), Wuhan, China (31 October 2014)
Developments and Trends in Transnational Education, Pre-Conference Workshop, Going Global 2014, Miami (29 April – 1 May 2014)
Designing and Implementing Internationalisation Strategies, invited presentation, and panel discussion Where Can We Go From Here? LFHE Internationalising Higher Education: Aspiration, Strategy and Challenges, University of Abertay, Dundee (14 March 2014)
Globalisation – What, Why and How? joint invited presentation, with Sir Drummond Bone, Governor Toolkit Part 1, Leadership Foundation, Oxford (31 October 2013)
Harnessing Alumni Networks to Support Internationalisation Strategies, invited workshop, International Higher Education Forum, London (17 April 2013)
Global Citizenship – From Theory to Practice, invited Chair and presenter, APAIE, Hong Kong (11 – 15 March 2013)
Internationalisation and Student Mobility, invited lecture, University of Bournemouth (6 February 2013)
Cooperation in Research and Data in International Education, respondent and co-chair, UK-Australia Higher Education Policy Dialogue, Melbourne, Australia (1-3 October 2012)
Meeting Industry and Community Needs through Research Collaboration, invited Chair and co-presenter, British Council Global Education Asia Series: Research Networks for Innovation in East Asia, Hong Kong (28-30 September 2012)
Early Career International Research Leadership and Capacity Building, invited presentation, Enhancing Japan-UK University-Industry Collaboration (part of the Japan-UK RENKEI Project) Symposium, Tokyo, Japan (9-13 January 2012)
The Changing International Picture, invited presentation, Tomorrow’s Universities: Tomorrow’s Issues LFHE Introduction to HE Managers and Leaders Programme, Manchester (23 November 2011)
The Future of HE International Relations, invited presentation, BUILA Annual Conference, Cardiff (4-6 July 2011)