Programme Leader, BA (Hons) International Football Business

Simon is an experienced higher education practitioner with nearly two decades of contribution to the industry, working for institutions such as the University of West London, University of Central Lancashire and Oxford Brookes University.

He has held a number of roles in academic development and curriculum design. His areas of curriculum specialism include themes around organisational behaviour, corporate communication and human resource management.

In the sports world, Simon has facilitated on education provision for an EFL Championship club for a number of years, 

Find out more about Simon
Area of expertise
  • Leadership and management development;
  • Coaching and mentoring;
  • Organisational behaviour;
  • Organisational development;
  • Cross cultural communication;
  • Human resource management;
  • Strategic planning and management.
Teaching & research interests

Simon is developing work around the concept of ‘place attachment’, exploring themes of growing separation ‘indigenous’ fans are starting to articulate in terms of their emotional connection to their clubs. He is also evolving a lens on how sports related organisations design ‘authentic value systems’ which differentiate them in the sports business eco-system.

Accreditation & memberships
  • Member, Chartered Institute of Personal Development (CIPD).
  • MA Human Resource Management, Manchester Metropolitan University;
  • Post Graduate Certificate of Education (PGCE) - Specialised in Higher and Adult education, University of Bolton;
  • Business Studies BA (Hons) Degree, University of Bolton;
  • Business and Finance (HND), University of Derby.
Expertise in industry
  • Simon acts as an associate learning and development consultant for a major learning and development solutions organisation. Client diversity ranges from retail, local authority, manufacturing and defence;
  • Appointed external examiner for business undergraduate programme of a UK based university.
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