University of Wolverhampton Business School
Principal Consultant - Applied Research & Development
Direct line: 01902 321728
Mobile: 07973 531863
University of Wolverhampton
Faculty of Social Sciences
MN 119, Arthur Storer Building (MN)
City Campus North
David has a background in industry, having being involved in learning and development for over 15 years as an L&D manager. He also has experience in finance including business planning and sales, having been a National Sales Manager in the vehicle leasing industry.
David’s academic interests are exploring the ‘contested space’ between academia and practice. With a first degree in Economics, he returned to the University of Wolverhampton and completed an MSc (Human Resource Development and Organisational Change) with distinction.
The current role is varied and involves identifying opportunities for the Business School to engage with external organisations to improve performance through designing management, change and leadership development programmes in addition to professional courses validated key bodies including the CMI and ILM. This activity helps to ensure that regional organisations in both the private and public sector can survive, compete and grow in a tough economic climate.
Previously he was seconded to manage and co-ordinate the activities of the Wolverhampton Business Solutions Centre, a joint venture with the City Council, University, College and Chamber of Commerce.
He maintains a keen interest delivering programmes and in teaching at various levels. Key skills include programme design, delivery and negotiation; marketing; project management; coaching and personal development.
David is a Chartered CIPD member and holds a number of professional qualifications in HR development, leadership, management, finance and teaching - a balance of qualification and experience.
Business Engagement activities include:
Felce, A. & Stevens, S. & Roberts, D. (2016) ‘Work-based skills development: A context-engaged approach’ Higher Education, Skills & Work-Based Learning. Vol 6 Issue:3,pp 261 – 276