Jonathan leads the Academic Registry and, as a member of the University Senior Management Team, he provides institutional leadership in the development and enhancement of learning and teaching, with a particular emphasis on digital transformation. Jonathan leads the attainment, maintenance and further development of academic quality and standards within the University.
Jonathan graduated with a PhD from Queen’s University, Belfast in 2010. He is a Senior Fellow and Academic Associate of the Higher Education Academy (HEA) and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. Jonathan previously served as a member of the QAA Subject Benchmark Statement Review Group for Classics and Ancient History.
Jonathan’s research interests include the linkages between research and teaching, entrepreneurship education, student engagement and innovative pedagogies. He is a member of the British Conference of Undergraduate Research Steering Group. In 2015, a major strategic project to embed research into the undergraduate curriculum led by Jonathan was shortlisted for the Educate the North Awards.
Jonathan has previously conducted funded research for the HEA and HEFCE, including projects relating to cyber security pedagogies and partnership learning communities. He frequently speaks at conferences and seminars, including the 2016 UK-China Education Policy Week in Beijing.
Bachelor, Newcastle University
Master, Newcastle University
PhD, Queen's University Belfast