Dane has completed his PhD and post-doctoral research fellowship post at Caledonian Academy (GCU) in the area of learning from incidents in organisations. Previously he completed the Erasmus Mundus Master in Lifelong Learning: Policy and Management (University of Deusto, Spain and University of Aarhus, Denmark). Dane has worked on a number of industry funded research projects working with the energy sector industry (Energy Institute, Shell, ConocoPhillps, Centrica and BP). Furthermore, he is the Principal Investigator in the EU funded project Erasmus Mundus Intercultural Competence – EMIC.
Deane is the Research Lead for GCU London with a specific responsibility for stimulating research culture and outputs, supporting staff in research activities and representing GCU London on relevant research committees. Moreover, he is the Postgraduate Research Tutor (PGRT) in charge of supporting the GCU London School PhD students and research study programmes. Dane teaches on the topics of personal and professional development, managing people and performance, change management across a range of MSc programmes as well as responsible leadership module on the MBA Programmes. In addition to his teaching, he is a trainer delivering workshops and training at both international corporations and NGOs.
Dane’s research interests and potential PhD supervision topics include the following:
• learning processes in different contexts
• organisational and workplace learning
• intercultural competence
• organisational dynamics
• human resource development
• intersectoral and interdisciplinary research
Projects and Funding:
• Erasmus Mundus Intercultural Competence (EMIC) 2013-2015. Principal Investigator and the Coordinator of the network. Project granted 150,000 Euros by the European Commission Erasmus Mundus Action 3 funds. Partners: GCU (Coordinating Institution); University of Deusto, Spain; University of Porto, Portugal; University for Peace, Costa Rica.
• Engaging Employees with Learning from Incidents (LFI-Engage) 2012-2013. Co-researcher. Project granted £62,000 by Energy Institute and Shell. Initiated the idea for the project and contributed extensively to the project development.
• Technology Enhanced Professional Learning Special Interest Group, 2010-2013. SIG Coordinator. Project granted £20,000 by the Higher Education Academy. Key contribution to the proposal development and running of the SIG.
• BP Learning and Safety Culture, Jan 2012-Jul 2012. Research Assistant (Consultancy). Project exploring the learning and safety culture in the workplace and developing a measuring instrument for BP. The project arose after BP contacted us having read my publication in the Journal of Workplace Learning.
• Narrating your work, Oct 2011-Feb 2012. Co-researcher. Collaborating with Shell Netherlands. Internally funded project. Involved in the project proposal development and planned delivery. The project explored the impact of online work storytelling on workplace cohesion and knowledge sharing.