Appointed by the Dean of the Management School, Dane is the Director of ULMS MBA Programmes and Director of Studies for the Liverpool MBA. He manages the strategic and operational aspects of the MBA to ensure that students have the best possible student journey whilst studying at ULMS. Dane works with a number of researchers and teaching faculty who have input and deliver on our MBA. He is also responsible for the MBA's role in maintaining triple accreditation for the Management School (AACSB, AMBA, EQUIS).
Before joining University of Liverpool Management School, Dane was Academic Director of Programmes in Executive Education at Alliance Manchester Business School, University of Manchester. There he ran programmes linked to the Senior Leader Degree Apprenticeship Standard. Dane also held the Social Responsibility Lead for Executive Education, working on a pro bono programme titled Prometheus aimed at not for profit, community and social enterprise across Greater Manchester and the North of England.
Before joining the University of Manchester Dane was the Director of MBA Apprenticeships at Manchester Metropolitan University. Whilst at MMU heled the curriculum design, development and delivery of degree apprenticeships at both an undergraduate and postgraduate level. In addition he held the Faculty Representative position to MMU Academic Board which advises the Vice-Chancellor on the University’s academic and other activities.
Dane's PhD was awarded by the University of Liverpool Management School, UK in 2014. Funded by the ESRC, the research examined the agglomeration and development of video game and life science/healthcare industries in the Liverpool City Region in collaboration with Liverpool Vision, an economic development agency.
My current research examines place leadership and sustainable development of cities and regions.
Areas of interest:
Strategic Urban and Regional Development
Life Science/Healthcare clusters
Creative Industry clusters
Apprenticeships and Employability