Bernard re-entered higher education in 1993 as a mature student after 20 years in automotive management, designing and delivering training programmes on both sides of the Atlantic. He specialised in finance and insurance consultancy, producing a series of commercial training videos as well as programming point-of-sale computers for a range of leasing and contract-hire providers.
After graduating from Loughborough University in 1996 with a BSc (Hons) Transport Management and Planning, Bernard taught part-time at the University, being appointed as a lecturer on the international transport management degree in 1997. He completed postgraduate certificates in teaching and learning in HE (PGCTLHE), and research (PGCR) in 1999.
Since 2001 he has been a senior lecturer in the Computing subject group, and graduated from the University of Portsmouth with an MSc Information Systems in 2003. He has since registered as an MPhil/PhD student at the University of Southampton, civil engineering and environment, where he hopes to conclude his thesis in the near future.
Bernard has been a member of the Institute of Learning and Teaching in HE (HEA) since 2000, obtained chartered status of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in 2002, and became a member of the British Computer Society in 2003.
His interests include his family, cycling, and music, playing and composing for guitar.
- Team-based facilitated learning - supporting the learning and teaching programmes.
- Workplace activity-led learning – developing a flexible online learning environment.
- Student induction and transition processes.
- Urban travel behaviour - reduction techniques for low-occupancy car use.