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David Ellis

Lecturer in Business

My Research Vision

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. 


David is a Lecturer in Business 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 by the Home Office).  He currently teaches project management on the BA Business Management course.

David is currently Link Tutor for BKF University of Applied sciences, Budapest, and is Digital Literacy Champion for his department. David has an MSc in- Telecommunications & 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 recently completed his PG Certificate in Higher Education and is a Fellow of the HEA.


  • Efficient20To help farmers reduce their diesel consumption by 20% in line with EU climate change objectives. 
  • RURENERTo provide support and share expertise between rural communities across Europe who are harnessing renewable energy sources and reducing their CO2, emissions. 
  • Net:gainA Home Office funded project designed to improve strategic planning amongst small UK charities.
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Lecturer in Business

Building: William Morris
Room: WM124