DrMikeCalvertMike Calvert is Senior Lecturer, York St John University. After nine years in secondary teaching, he worked at the University of York for 4 years and at Sheffield University for 13 years before going to YSJ. He trained teachers and led a Master’s programme in Leadership and Management which involved teaching in the Caribbean and Singapore as well as in the UK. For the last 13 years he has had a variety of responsibilities at YSJ including overseeing the programme for new lecturers (Postgraduate Certificate of Academic Practice).

This programme was successfully adopted in Bahrain, Kenya and Rwanda. Mike taught on the Bahrain programme and led the 2 British Council-funded programmes in Kenya involving 9 universities and one programme at National University of Rwanda in Butare, Rwanda. He has continued to deliver staff development at a number of universities in Kenya (including Strathmore, USIU, ANU, CUEA, KeMU, Riara and Kabarak) and most recently At UNZA in Zambia, DSMU in Tanzania and MZUNI for INASP. He continues to provide teaching on pedagogy in HE at Newcastle University and in Kenya and is external examiner for a Masters in Academic Practice at Sheffield University.

Dr Mike Calvert