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Dr. Jan Bamford

Head of Student Experience and Academic Outcomes, London Metropolitan University

Dr Jan Bamford is a principal fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a Doctor of Philosophy (UCL). Dr Jan additionally gained a MA Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (London Metropolitan University), a LLM Commercial Law (Kings College University) and BA (Hons) in Social Sciences (University of Hertfordshire)

Jan Bamford’s  doctoral work has been in the field of joint Master’s degrees offered in the UK and France and the importance of culture as an aspect of the learning process. Jan has also undertaken work in the field of international students’ experiences of UK Higher Education. Jan has worked in the Business School for twenty two years and has taught law, intercultural communications and research methods.

Prior to joining the School at the former University of North London she worked in the marketing industry. Jan has also taught law at Kingston University and has given external seminars on intercultural communications. Jan is a Fellow of the HEA and a theme coordinator for the HEA SIG on Internationalising the Curriculum. In 2012 Jan was awarded an HEA Teaching Development Grant in collaboration with the University of Greenwich for a project looking into student engagement in culturally diverse classrooms in urban HEIs.