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David Ellis

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  • 1 h-Index

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David is an Assistant Professor in Project Management within the School of Strategy and Leadership. David is a PRINCE 2 qualified project manager with 20+ years’ experience in private and not-for-profit sectors, including telecommunications, ICT, sustainable energy, rural development and agriculture. Prior to becoming a full-time academic, he co-ordinated the UK involvement in two European Commission funded projects designed to improve energy efficiency.

David’s teaching experience stems from delivering TQM training in the 1990s, designing and delivering CPD courses in Project Management through the University’s Centre for Lifelong Learning and developing and facilitating workshops on strategic planning for charity CEOs (funded through the  Cabinet Office's Capacity Builders programme). He currently teaches Strategic Portfolio and Programme Management for MSc students and leads the Undergraduate Internship programme. 

David is currently Course Director for the BSc. Project Management degree apprenticeship programme. David has an MSc in Telecommunications and Information Systems from Essex University, a PG Diploma in Applied Management from Salford University and a BSc in Computer Science and Chemistry from Aston University. He has a PG Certificate in Higher Education and is a Senior Fellow of the HEA.


Area of Expertise:

Programme and Project Management

Benefits Management

Teaching and Learning

Research Interests

Business Strategy; Project Management; Academic Integrity; Business Engagement; Technology Enhanced Learning; Outcomes monitoring and evaluation

Vision Statement

My main research interest is in pedagogy, in particular how new technology can enhance teaching and learning. With my commercial background, I am keen to develop closer links with business in applied research/consultancy as well as exploring opportunities for student internships and other ways of exposing students to real-life business situations.

Education/Academic qualification

Higher Education, Postgraduate Certificate, Coventry University

Management Application, Postgraduate Diploma, University of Salford

Telecommunications and Information Systems, MSc, University of Essex

Computer Science and Chemistry, Degree, Aston University

External positions

Project Manager (Freelance)

Sep 2009Aug 2013

Company Secretary, Ruralnet UK

Jul 2007Jul 2009

Project Manager, Ruralnet UK

Mar 2004Jun 2007

Information and Training co-ordinator, Mind

May 2003Mar 2004

Software Development Manager, Marconi Communications

Jun 1999Apr 2002

Team and Project Leader, Marconi Communications

Mar 1992May 1999

Project Manager, GEC Telecommunications Ltd

May 1989Feb 1992

Software Engineer, GEC Telecommunications Ltd

Oct 1983Sep 1987

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Research Output

  • 3 Citations
  • 1 h-Index
  • 2 Paper
  • Using Padlet to increase student engagement in lectures

    Ellis, D., 2015.

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    • 1 Visiting an external academic institution

    Budapest Metropolitan University of Applied Sciences

    David Ellis (Visiting lecturer)
    1 Feb 2015 → …

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