Name Kenneth M Oliver
Job Title Teaching Associate in Animal Behaviour & Wildlife Conservation
Faculty Faculty of Science and Engineering
School School of Sciences
Subject(s) Animal and Wildlife Conservation
Tel 01902 322215
Email K.M.Oliver2@wlv.ac.uk

Biology, Chemistry and Forensic Science

Ken studied his BSc (Hons) Environmental Science degree at Wolverhampton and followed with a MSc in Environmental Management. After graduation Ken worked on a temporary contract for the Forestry Authority on their Woodland Grant schemes. He then worked voluntary for Staffordshire Wildlife Trust and also Groundworks Black Country. Following this Ken undertook teacher training at Wolverhampton College and became a college lecturer at the college.

Ken joined the University of Wolverhampton in 2000 and is a Demonstrator in Animal Behaviour & Wildlife Conservation.  His duties include general teaching, practicals and fieldwork and also he looks after the retention and progression all year one students in his subject area.

Qualifications (Academically Related)

  • BSc (Hons) Environmental Science
  • MSc Environmental Management

Ken studied his BSc (Hons) Environmental Science degree at Wolverhampton and followed with a MSc in Environmental Management. After graduation Ken worked on a temporary contract for the Forestry Authority on their Woodland Grant schemes. He then worked voluntary for Staffordshire Wildlife Trust and also Groundworks Black Country. Following this Ken undertook teacher training at Wolverhampton College and became a college lecturer at the college.

Ken joined the University of Wolverhampton in 2000 and is a Demonstrator in Animal Behaviour & Wildlife Conservation.  His duties include general teaching, practicals and fieldwork and also he looks after the retention and progression all year one students in his subject area.

Qualifications (Academically Related)

  • BSc (Hons) Environmental Science
  • MSc Environmental Management
  • Oliver, K., Musgrove, N. and Smith, J. (2002).  Cross-modular tracking, academic counselling and the retention of students on traditional delivery, technology supported learning, flexible access and other awards. In: Learning and teaching projects: 2001/02 Change and Development through Innovation and Research.  University of Wolverhampton Centre for Learning and Teaching.
  • An evaluation of the educational effectiveness of fieldwork within environmental science awards at the University of Wolverhampton, Besenyei, L, Watkin, G, Oliver, K (2004) in CELT Learning and Teaching Projects 2003/04.
  • Halstead, A., Cohn, E.V., Oliver, K and Bates, M. (April 2006 ) Enabling achievement in Applied Sciences. HEFCE annual conference, Warwick University.
  • Roberts, C. L. & Oliver, K. (2007) PDAs in fieldwork: a pilot study on green energy from the Lake District. Poster presented at the Science Learning and Teaching Conference, Keele University, June 2007.
  • Cohn, E.V.J., Musgrove, N.J., Oliver, K.. and Homfray, R. Adaptive Technology in HE. Meeting the Challenge of Specific Learning Difficulties: Achieve Ability Conference.
  • Wheeler, A, Young, C, Oliver, K and Smith, J (2011) Study skills enhancement through geography and environmental fieldwork. Learning and Teaching in Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences (GEES), September 2011, Number 24.