Richard Blackwell

International Experience

USA: Three study visits included in depth examination of federal loans and private provision in HE and Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) enhancement movement.

South America (2008): Volunteering on re-forestation project in Peru and a social enterprise in Argentina re-cycling waste. Visits to Universites of Buenos Aires and Florianopolis.

Bulgaria (1997-2001): Developed new, internationally accredited undergraduate course at Technical University of Sofia. A second project initiated much needed investment in HE infrastructure through the 'Competitive Teaching and Management System'.

Bulgarian projects involved dealings with ministers and senior civil servants to achieve legal change and sanction by quality bodies. One joint article (summary). My presentation to national rectors' seminar in Sofia featured on TV news (25 October 2001).

Germany (1987-90): ERASMUS funded programme with Fachhochschule in Aachen. One semester 'Guest Professorship' in 1989 and led British students on study visits to Germany.

Language schools in Spanish (2008) and German (1988). French 'O' level.

Leadership Foundation (LFHE) International Associate from 2013.

Dissemination events in Denmark and Sweden for Wilson Review of business - university collaboration (2011-12)