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Dr Iain Lightfoot

Associate Lecturer

Department of Business and Law

Iain Lightfoot


Iain is a former Royal Navy officer and training manager. Since joining Solent University, he has delivered numerous courses, from operations management to CIPD Level 7. Iain specialises in the area of people and change management and is currently engaged in delivering modules which form the BA(Hons) (Professional Development) course.

Iain’s master's research project focussed on improving the effectiveness of training delivery in blended learning solutions. As a Doctor of Coaching and Mentoring, Iain has a passion for people and performance. His thesis and specialist area is:

“Events that lead to insight within coaching sessions; identifying structures through experiences”

Solent’s mission is dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in education. To help achieve this, Iain is focussed upon improving the student experience and helping those who attend his seminars to fully develop their critical thinking skills and the real world application.

Further information

Before joining Solent, Iain spent 25 years in the Royal Navy:

  • Royal Navy
    • Training manager - 3 years
    • Weapon engineer officer - 8 years
    • Weapons artificer (weapon data) - 14 years
    • Project manager - 4 years
    • Through-life manager - 4 years
  • Hypnotherapist and coach - 7 years