Undergraduate teaching:

  • Year 1:

    • Tutorials: sessions based on different elements of the geography discipline, including research and study skills.

    • Doing Geographical Research: seminars based on examining the key elements of a research project, and lectures based on research experience of postgraduate students. A lecture based on my experiences: Enlightening Interviews: Business, elites and geographical research will be available on the blog in the near future.

    • Researching Manchester: Mentoring groups of students conducting small research projects on different aspects of Manchester designed to introduce a range of research and analysis skills.

    • The Economics of International Business: lectures based on case studies from the coffee and coffee shop industry.

  • Year 2:

    • Applying Geography: a course designed to introduce improve a range of student skills including presentation, team work, and employability.

    • Czech Republic field course: a course designed to explore different elements of the Czech Republic. Involves staying in both Prague and Ostrava. Students undertake projects on an aspect of Prague that interests them, while in Ostrava students write a development report based around a recent European Capital of Culture bid.

  • Years 3:

    • Borders and Security: I have led seminars attached to this module designed to explore different concepts of national borders and elements of security within and beyond these borders. Seminars are discussion led, based on pre-assigned reading.

    • Water and development: I have led seminars and marked assessments attached to this module designs to explore issues around water as a resource, and its links to the development process.

    • Local and Regional Economic Development: I have been module leader for a module I designed to explore different elements of local and regional economic development both within the UK context and beyond. The module is comprised of lectures, seminars and assessments have included both examination and coursework based on policy analysis.

Postgraduate teaching:

  • Research Methods– Case Studies: I have led seminars which explore the case study method.

  • Producing an academic poster: I have led training sessions which examine how to produce an effective academic poster.

  • Infographics: I have led training sessions on how to produce infographics.

  • As part of the DBA I deliver a combined session on a conference papers, posters and blogs. Slides are available here.

  • Managing your PhD as a project - the principles of project management: I have delivered seminars on the basics of project management for researchers.

Postgraduate supervision:

I currently supervise one PhD students at Coventry University:

  • Richard Smith who is researching labour market restructuring in Europe.

I have supervised two students who have completed their PhD’s.

  • Kate Broadhurst who is exploring the decentralisation of economic policy looking in particular at how Local Enterprise Partnerships support local growth and manage and report on performance.

  • Jonathan Gunson who is currently exploring issues surrounding arts funding from the perspective of the organisations themselves, those providing the funding, and the national and international policy environment.

As part of the MSc in Local and Regional Economic Development I have supervised disserations for:

  • Fiona Anderson: 'University led business support in a non-metropolitan area, increasing the participation of small to medium sized enterprises. Completed 2016.

  • Ana Fajardo: 'The contribution of business support programmes to the growth of businesses in the Coast to Capital Region'. Completed 2015.