Mr Nick Bunyan BSc (Hons) PG Dip MPHIL MA (Ed) SFHEA FSEDA

Senior Educational Developer Centre For Innovation In Education


    Personal Statement

    My role as Senior Educational Developer in CIE is primarily focused on curriculum design, learning design, and higher education pedagogies. I have a specific expertise and interest in:

    Education for Sustainable Development,
    Active learning,
    Staff pedagogic networks and communities of practice.
    Creative design processes in educational development.
    Course and curriculum design - constructive alignment approaches.

    Prior to my current role in CIE, I initially joined the University in 2002 as a Learning Technologist supporting the implementation, roll out and staff support for VITAL VLE and associated digital learning technologies. I then become focused on the pedagogical application of digital technologies through teaching on the University’s post-graduate learning and teaching in higher education staff development programmes. I designed and delivered an innovative online and classroom blended learning module in learning design and design thinking within this programme. I also designed and taught workshops in course design, inclusion & diversity, digital technologies and assessment at the XJTLU campus in China for several years.

    From 1999 to 2002 I worked at Salford University’s Construct IT for Business as a researcher focusing on IT benefit evaluation in large construction organisations, and business process innovation. I then moved to Salford's Centre for Construction Innovation as an educational developer designing and delivering three new masters level online programmes in construction management, lean and agile construction. These programmes were developed from Construct-IT’s ‘IT in Construction programme’ – one of the first fully online programmes in the UK.

    Before joining Salford University I spent 11 years in the construction industry as a Chartered Landscape Architect working for private and local government architectural, environmental planning and engineering consultancies designing a wide range of civil engineering infrastructure, green infrastructure, civic design, and community projects in Merseyside and across the UK.