Dr. Gary Brown is an experienced Director of Education and Director of Online and Innovation with a demonstrable history of excellence in the UK higher education sector. In his previous role as Subject Group Director of Education (Work, Organisation and Management), Gary devised and led the implementation of the group’s learning and teaching strategy. In his current role, Gary is Chair of the University of Liverpool Management School’s Board of Examiners and Board of Studies for online programmes. His primary focus in that role is leading the School's development of a new suite of wholly online postgraduate degree programmes. Gary is a member of the School's Senior Management Team, the University’s Online Leadership Group and the Online Programmes Operations Group
Substantial and varied experience across online and on-campus domains means Gary possesses in-depth understanding of traditional and innovative modes of delivery for on-campus, blended/hybrid and fully online programmes, as well as detailed knowledge of student progression and awards frameworks at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Gary’s personal, ongoing commitment to delivering the highest quality student experience, was recognised by a number of recent teaching excellence awards.
His current research interests focus on the role of community, identity and good judgement in organisations generally and in University educational environments specifically.
Brown, G. and McCall, V. (2021) Community, adaptability, and good judgement: Reflections on creating meaningful, sustainable pedagogy in uncertain times
Brown, G., & McCall, V. (2021). 'Creating flexible, meaningful pedagogy in ambiguous times: Responding to the challenges facing higher education'. 'On Demand' Presentation. Advance HE Teaching and Learning Conference 2021.
Brown, G., & McCall, V. (2021). ‘University Educator as Bricoleur: The Role of the Personal in University Pedagogy’. British Academy of Management Teaching and Learning (MKE) Conference.
Martyn Bradley (ESRC Funded) (Primary Supervisor) 'Fatherhood as Symbolic Interaction: An Ethnographic Exploration in the Legal-Services Industry' (DUE COMPLETION 2021)
Claire McKenzie (ESRC Funded) (Primary Supervisor) 'Subject Positioning, Alterity and Agency in Management Consultancy Practice'. COMPLETION (2019)
Deborah Callaghan (Second Supervisor)'Anti-Bullying and the Performance Agenda: A Relational Analysis in a UK Police Force'. COMPLETION (2020)
Prizes or Honours
- Certificate of Teaching Excellence (University of Liverpool Management School, 2017)
- Certificate of Teaching Excellence (University of Liverpool Management School, 2019)
- Certificate of Teaching Excellence (University of Liverpool Management School, 2018)
- Certificate of Teaching Excellence (University of Liverpool Management School, 2016)
- Faculty Teaching and Learning Award (University of Liverpool, 2015)
- Certificate of Teaching Excellence (University of Liverpool Management School, 2015)
- Certificate of Teaching Excellence (University of Liverpool Management School, 2014)