Michael joined BGU in 2019 as a Lecturer in Business and Entrepreneurship after lecturing in Business and Logistics for four years in an East Midlands university within the Leadership and Management Department of its International Business School. His undergraduate degree is in Applied Business and Business Development. After having been a qualified Assessor in the Further Education sector for work-based Business Apprentices in a variety of settings earlier in his career as well as having delivered on English Language programmes from entry level to A level, Michael used his knowledge of developing the workforce to become an entrepreneur earlier in his career developing a micro business into an SME.
Michael holds a PGCE as well as the PGCHE which focuses on teaching and learning in the higher education sector harnessing digital affordances to learning. He feels lucky also that he has worked in many roles in the education sector from Liaison Officer for private training providers, through Project Co-ordinator at University of Derby to write Foundation degrees for the SIC-16 industries, to writing Masters modules for University of Middlesex and Global Training Consultancy Putney Bridge London. This drive to develop the workforce in the UK and globally paved the way for his first Masters degree entitled “Learning in Organisations.” He enjoys carrying out research in and of business settings, and an interest in gathering qualitative spoken data led to him gaining an M Ed. in “Applied Linguistics.” Michael’s current and future research interests are in developing Learning and Teaching Strategies in Business, Leadership and Management to support learners aiding opportunities for BGU learners to excel. He is preparing a doctoral thesis examining assessment practices in HE.
Interestingly, Michael’s hobbies are antiques – the technology of the past, and the future of communication technologies! You may find him spending quiet moments by the sea reflecting!