Area of academic expertise - outline
Highly experienced and successful strategic and operational manager within higher education with a focus on managing stakeholder interests, programmes, budgets, staff and students. Over 20 years’ experience in academic lecturing, teaching and academic programme management in sports-related disciplines, with expertise in elite sport development; athlete dual careers; physical education; and school sport.
Previously provided strategic lead to performance sport at the University of Stirling, Scotland’s University for Sporting Excellence. Have led, and successfully delivered bids for, Scottish Funding Council strategic projects, evaluated sports project bids and measured impact return from sports project investment.
Current teaching activities and interests
Talent development in sport
Physical education & school sport
Current research activities
Currently completing a professional doctorate researching athlete career transitions into professional sports.
Executive Director, College Links Golf4 Aug 2017 → …
Executive Council Member, Scottish Student Sport12 Jun 2014 → 11 Jun 2016
Scottish FA Judicial Panel Member1 Aug 2013 → …
Chair, Forth Valley Football Academy1 Jun 2013 → 1 Jun 2015
Executive Board, Winning Students10 Apr 2008 → 28 Apr 2017