Over the past couple of years, I been doing some consultancy work for IP Inclusive, an initiative to support diversity in the intellectual property (IP) profession. I’ve been impressed by what lovely and dedicated people they are. I’ve also been delighted to be working in collaboration with the knowledgeable and utterly driven Duncan Grant and highly recommended web development team Visix. The original job was to create some materials to promote IP careers in schools. I argued that IP Inclusive was a poor brand for this campaign: it looks at the issue from the employers’ perspective, not the students’. I came up with the name ‘Careers
I lead a busy life and, having not updated my website for far too long, I discovered that the platform on which I had built it was not longer supported. The result is that my website has now been rebuilt. Hopefully it will be easy to use, will tell you what you want to know about me and will intrigue you in provocative ways. Most of the old completely redundant content has been removed, but I’ve left a few old blogs if only for historical value. Apologies if not everything is in place yet. Do feel free to point out mistakes and malfunctions or contact me
I have been appointed to the Board of Directors of the Higher Education Academy. The HEA helps build on the excellence of the UK’s higher education sector. In particular the Academy supports evidence-based better practice in teaching and activities which promote the student learning experience. This involves commissioning research, disseminating it and providing events, training and resources. In other words, the HEA is there to make sure students can learn effectively because they’re well taught in a suitable environment.