Higher Education, Management and Professional Team

Higher Education, Management and Professional Team

Business, Management and Professional

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Sheriden Amos

Department:
Management & Professional

Position:
Accounting Lecturer

Qualifications:
Chartered Accountant, ACA, Degree in Management Science

Background:
I trained as a Chartered Accountant with KPMG before moving into the travel industry. I started teaching in 2006 and became an editor and author of accounting books for AAT qualifications for Osborne Books. I also work for Mindful Education, a business specialising in blended learning in partnership with colleges and employers.

Interest:

  • Association of accounting

  • Technicians accounting qualifications

  • Association of Certified Chartered Accountants

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Nona Davies

Department:
Management & Professional

Position:
Business, Marketing, and Management Lecturer & Coordinator

Qualifications:
Certificate in Education (DTLLS), QTLS, BA (Hons) European Business, CIM Advanced Certificate in Marketing, NEBS Introductory Certificate in Management, ISMM Foundation Certificate in Sales and Marketing, ECDL, IOSH Working Safely.

Background:
I have experience in commercial positions in B2B for companies in the education/training, aviation and geographic data sectors; I also have previous experience in Academic learning support.

Interest:

  • Marketing

  • Customer relationships

  • Branding

  • Academic research

  • Harvard referencing

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Rachel Cooper

Department:
Management & Professional

Position:
Accounting Lecturer

Qualifications:
PGCE, MBA, BA (Hons) Economics, ACMA (Associated Chartered Management Accountant), CIPD Academic Associate.

Background:
I have previously worked as a Management Accountant in an aerospace company, as well as being involved in content writing for online courses and assessing and invigilating for outside bodies.

Interest:

  • Use of ILT in education, context and changes to strategy

  • Performance management

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Tracey Lee

Department:
Business and Professional

Position:
HE Co-ordinator and Course Lead on Accounting Courses

Qualifications:
AAT Level 2, 3 & 4, Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training, Level 3 CMI Diploma in First Line Management, Level 3 Assessing Vocational Achievement (TAQA)

Background:
I have worked for several years within a HR and training environment, as well as working within finance at HoW College (previously NEW College) for 10 years.

Interest:

  • Working closely with developing apprentices and local employers

  • Student progression into accounting roles

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Ruth Richardson

Department:
Management and Professional

Position:
Teacher Training and CIPD Lecturer

Qualifications:
Research Programme researching effectiveness of informal learning. Research Development Fellowship leading to MA Short. Level 4 Diploma in Digital Design. Level 2 Structuring a Virtual Learning Environment. LeTTOL (Learning to Teach On Line). Level 2 Safeguarding Children and Young People. QTLS Level 2 Equality and Diversity. Certificate in Education
D34 Internal Verifiers Award. NVQ Level 4 Training and Development (HRD) incorporating D32 and D33. Level 1 Counselling Skills Course. Postgraduate Diploma in Personnel Management
LLB (Hons).

Background:
Having taught in a variety of different subjects, levels and organisations I have a wide variety of experience in the following areas; Blended Learning Adviser, EQA, QTLS and ATS Reviewer, Research Officer and Training Development.

Interest:

  • Learning and development

Childcare and Early Years

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Helen Canning

Department:
Early Years & Health & Social Care

Position:
Early Years Lecturer

Qualifications:
BEd (Hons) degree, MA In Education, FAETC Adult Education, Level 4 Digital Educators Award, Assessor & Verifier Awards

Background:
I have 15 years experience in primary teaching, 19 years experience in FE teaching and 15 years experience in HE teaching.

Interest:

  • Reflective practice

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Karen Cole

Department:
Early Years and Health and Social Care

Position:
Early Years Lecturer

Qualifications:
BA (Hons) Early Childhood Education

Background:
I have a wide variety of experience in various roles within education; these include being a playworker, nursery assistant, teaching assistant and special school assistant.

Interest:

  • Children’s development and play

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Amanda McCully

Department:
Early Years

Position:
Early Years Lecturer & Course Leader

Qualifications:
BA (Hons) Education and English, PGCE.

Background:
I have taught and been a course leader for the FDEY since it first began in 2003. Prior to FDEY, I taught a wide range of age groups and worked as an advisor to Level 3 Early Years BTEC awarding body and the National Working Group for the development of NVQ and Level 3 courses.

Interest:

  • Research into children’s metaphorical understanding of words as “containers” of meaning

  • Research into “The effect on students from attending a university degree programme”

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Sarah Phillips

Department:
Childcare and Health and Social Care

Position:
HE Leader for Foundation Degree in Early Years (0-8)

Lecturer in Childhood Studies, Health and Social Care and Supporting Teaching and Learning

Qualifications:
BEd (hons), NPQH, QTLS, Cert.EEL.

Background:
Currently 30 years qualified as Primary School Teacher including working as a Deputy Head for 10 years and now at HoW college and University of Worcester. I have taught all year groups from nursery to adults, and in college from Level 1 to Level 5.

Interest:

  • Early years and child development

  • Safeguarding and child protection

Computing & Digital Media

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John Bell

Department:
Computing and Digital Media

Position:

Computing, IT, Interactive Media and Gaming Lecturer

Qualifications:
BA (Hons) Film and Multimedia - First Class

DTLLS

Background:
I have been teaching at HoW College for 10 years, and my previous experience includes freelance web design and digital media products/services; as well as being a session tutor and audio/visual technician at Midlands Arts Centre.

Interest:

  • Human computer interaction

  • Graphic design

  • Web technologies

  • Project management

  • Emerging Technology

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Jonathan Briggs

Department:
Computing and Digital Media

Position:
Digital Media and Games Design Lecturer

Qualifications:
BA (Hons) Degree Games Design and Digital Media - First Class

Background:
I am currently a freelance Designer and I create company identities, logo designs, I train employees to use relevant software, form tutorial documentation and develop graphical interactive content for children. I have 8 years of educational experience and I continuously research current industry trends and experimentation with new emerging software.

Interest:

  • A keen interest in 3D visualisation

  • Game modelling

  • Character modelling

  • Game production

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James Duckhouse

Department:
Computing and Digital Media

Position:
Computing & Digital Media Curriculum Leader

Qualifications:
BSc (Hons) Maths with Education Studies, PGCE.

Background:
I have not only taught for 22 years in secondary, further and higher education, but I also have previously been an IT Manager for a company in Worcester.

Interest:

  • Network Engineering

  • Cloud computing

  • Cyber Security

  • 5G

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Peter Parry

Department:
Computing

Position:
Computing and IT Lecturer

Qualifications:
MSc. Computer Science, BSc. Environmental Science. A Levels: Pure Mathematics, Physics, Geography, Cisco Certified Academy Instructor.

Background:
I have experience as a Developer at Wildwood Technology, London. Eternal Geek!

Interest:

  • Virtual learning environments

  • Web development

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Jake Potts

Department:
Computing and Digital Media

Position:
Digital Media and Games Design Lecturer

Qualifications:
BA (Hons) Games and Digital Media (2.1). Foundation Degree in Interactive Media and Games Development. BTEC National Diploma in Interactive Media
Level 4 and 5 Diploma in Education and Training
Level 3 Award in Education and Training.

Background:
I have previously worked at Shire Consulting Limited in 2011, dealing with clients such as BT and Orange to set up 4G Internet connection points around the UK. I have continued with researching into the industry to keep current knowledge up to date and delivered seminars at multiple educational establishments.

Interest:

  • Video editing and sound design

  • Adobe Premiere Pro + HitFilm Express

  • Audacity + SoundTrap

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Deby Robertson 

Department:
Computing and Digital Media

Position:
Computing and Digital Media Course Leader, Computing Course Co-ordinator, Lead IV and Lecturer

Qualifications:
BSc (Hons) Business and Computing Information systems (Coventry University). Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching (Technology and computing specialism) – (Massey University, NZ). Postgraduate certificate in Blended Learning ( Canterbury University, NZ). Postgraduate Certificate in Multimedia.

Background:

I have worked in education and training for over 30 years including university, higher education, FE and Secondary as a Head of Department for a number of years.  I also have experience in web design and development through to network engineering for the automotive trade and industrial training, both within this country and overseas.   I have experience in working with multiple blended learning environments and content development, educational psychology and mentoring new teachers.

 

Interest:

  • 3D Modelling

  • Virtual and Augmented Reality

  • Business

  • Web Development

  • Multimedia Design

  • New and emerging technologies

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James Wearing

Department:
Computing and Digital Media

Position:
Digital Media and Games Design Lecturer

Qualifications:
BA (Hons) Games Design and
Digital Media - First Class.

Background:
I have attended various industry events, I keep up with current industry trends and I experiment with new emerging software. I have also delivered seminars at multiple educational establishments prior to my time with HoW College.

Interest:

  • Game Engines, specifically Unreal Engine 4

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Ash Worley

Department:
Computing & Digital Media

Position:
Computing Lecturer

Qualifications:
BSc (Hons) Computer Networks. HND Computing and Systems Development

Background:

My background is predominantly in technical support and database development having worked in a number of IT departments and with roles in MIS as a report writer. Until recently I also ran my own IT Company providing support to domestic and business clients which also covered web development and hosting & management.

Interest:

  • Cyber security

  • Database development technologies

  • Software development and cloud based technologies – including web applications and 5G

Engineering

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Peter Hickman

Department:
Engineering

Position:
Engineering Lecturer

Qualifications:
HNC Marine Engineering, HND Mechanical Engineering, BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering, PGCE.

Background:
I hold previous experience as a Marine Engineering Officer for 5 years, a Research and Development Engineer for 11 years and experience as a Math Teacher for 12 years. On top of this I have also been a lecturer for 5 years now.

Interest:

  • Aspects of mechanical engineering

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Stephen Kittner

Department:
Engineering

Position:
Engineering Vocational & Technical Leader

Qualifications:
BSc, MA Sound Engineering, HNC Engineering, Engineering Apprenticeship

Background:
Having previously worked in manufacturing engineering for 15 years, I then went on to gain

design/project experience of 2 years before gaining teaching experience of 15 years: 9 years within university and 6 years within the FE/HE sector.

Interest:

  • Engineering design and development

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Robert Lyall

Department:
Engineering

Position:
Engineering Lecturer

Qualifications:
ONC Electrical & Electronic Engineering, HNC Electrical & Electronic Engineering, BSc Electrical & Electronic Engineering, MSc Manufacturing & Technology Management.

Background:
Experience as an Electronic Engineer (RADAR Systems) RAF; alongside this I gained experience as a Training Manager, Global Technical Services Manager (UK & South Africa) for Rockwell Automation, Training Manager for BMW, Programme Manager and Consultant – Foundation Degree Forward, Consultant – Department of Education and as a Lecturer at various universities (PLCs).

Interest:

  • Electronics and engineering

  • Maths

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Dr. Mohammad Milani

Department:
Engineering and Automotive

Position:
Centre Head (V&TL) for Engineering and Automotive

Qualifications:
Master of Engineering (M.Eng) in Electronic and Communication Engineering, Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Electronic and Communication Engineering, Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training.

Background:
As well as holding experience as an Electronic Lecturer & Curriculum Design Lead at South and City College Birmingham, I have also been a Lecturer Assistant at the University of Birmingham and Project Controller at Shiraz Bio-ecosystem Consulting Engineers Co, Shiraz, Iran.

Interest:

  • Electronics

  • Research and development

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Ray Shillingford

Department:
Engineering

Position:
Engineering Lecturer

Qualifications:
BSc (Hons) Electronic Engineering. PGCE Design Technology.

Background:
Previous experience as a Electronic Design Engineer, in Sales and as a Marketing Manager. I also hold experience as a DT Teacher in secondary education.

Interest:

  • Misprocessing

Social Work

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Teresa Bufton

Department:
Social Work BA (Hons) Degree

Position:
Social Work Course Leader

Qualifications:
Diplomas in Criminology & Social Work, Specialist Award in Social Work with Children.

Background:
As a Social Work Practitioner, I have worked within different settings and organisations to provide services for people of all ages to safeguard, provide care and protect them.

Interest:

  • The impact of abuse and neglect on children

  • Neuroscience and impact of trauma

  • Separation, loss and grief for children, young people and their families

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Sophie Louise Parker

Department:
Social Work

Position:
Social Work Lecturer

Qualifications:
MA Social Work, BA (Hons) English and Theology, Post Graduate Diploma, Best Interests Assessor.

Background:
I currently hold 10 years of experience in the field as a Social Work Practitioner in adults and also adults with learning disabilities services. 

Interest:

  • Legislation and research

Sport & Public Services

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Robert Cross

Department:
Public Services

Position:
HND Public Services Lecturer

Qualifications:
QTLS, Diploma in Public Services Leadership.

Background:
I have 5 years of experience in the H.M. Royal Marines, 27 years of experience in the West Midlands Fire and Rescue Service and I have been a Team Leader within the UKSAR International Search and Rescue Team.

Interest:

  • Joint interoperability in public services, world affairs and terrorism

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Rhian Davies

Department:
Sport

Position:
HND Programme Leader, Sports Performance Lecturer

Qualifications:
BSc (Hons) Sports Studies, Certificate in Post Compulsory Education and Training, L2 CYQ Exercise to Music, L3 CYQ Personal Training, L4 Award in the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Process and Practice, AA for Pearson on L2 and L3 Sport (both QCF and RQF), Examiner for Pearson, L2 Sport, L4 Certificate in Leading the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Process and Practice.

Background:
I have previously worked in the industry as a Personal Trainer and as a Group Fitness Instructor.

Interest:

  • Sports and exercise nutrition and general quality assurance

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Judd Doughty

Department:
Sports & Public Services

Position:
CRQ Leader Sport and Public Services.

Qualifications:
MA Sports History and Culture, BSc (Hons) Sports Studies, HND Sports Science, Cert Ed Post Compulsory Education.

Background:
I have been a FE/HE Teacher and Manager for 15 years and I have previous experience as a
Fitness Instructor, Sports Coach, Sports Centre Duty Manager.

Interest:

  • Concepts of space and place

  • Geography and town planning for sport and recreation

  • Urban regeneration

    History

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Dr Christopher Faulkner

Department:
Sports

Position:
Sports Leadership and Management Lecturer

Qualifications:
BSc (Hons) Sports Science, MSc Sociology of Sport and Society, PhD Sport Labour Migration.

Background:
Having lectured across a range of areas including sports policy, globalisation, work experience and social issue, I have a large experience in teaching. I am a fellow of the HEA and I have previously worked as a Development Centre Manager for England Hockey and as a Sports Journalist.

Interest:

  • Sporting careers and transitions with a particular focus on areas such as sports agents, development and retirement

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Chris Ridings

Department:
Sport & Public Services

Position:
Lecturer and Sports Leaders Coordinator.

Qualifications:
BSc (Hons) Sports Education – 2:1. Certificate in Education and Training. Level 3 NVQ Certificate in Advice and Guidance. Specialist/Level 3 Safeguarding in Education Course. Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work. ECB Level 2 Cricket Coaching. EH Level 1 Hockey Coaching. FA Level 1 Football Coaching. Level 2 Fitness Instructing.

Background:
I became a Multi-Sports Coach in 2008 until present, before becoming Head of Cricket Coaching in 2015 in Kilsyth CC, Melbourne. I am the owner of CR Sports Coaching – Hockey and Cricket holiday camps, as well as being a Coaching Mentor at Pershore CC.

Interest:

  • Coaching sciences

  • Analysis of sports performance