An outdoor education professional with 25 years in teaching and training throughout the education and the commercial sectors. David has a personal approach of developing ‘practical psychology towards individual motivation’. A love of the outdoors, in particular sea-kayaking and climbing, has led to expeditions around the world including - America, Alaska, and Europe.
Senior Lecturer in Outdoor Education
MSc - Sport Psychology, Manchester Metropolitain University (2007)
BA - Environmental Studies with Outdoor Education, Bangor Normal Colege (1987)
Professional QualificationsMLTA Mountain Instructor Award (1996)
SMLTB Winter Mountain leader Award (1998)
MLTA Summer Mountain leader Award (1991)
BCU Level 3 Coach: Inland and Sea (1989);
Active Aid 1st Aid (2009)
F.A Child Protection Certificate (2004)
Courses (Subjects) taught
Outdoor Pursuits 1 & 2
Professional Practice in Outdoor Education 1 & 2
Outdoor Leadership 1: Mountain & River
Outdoor Leadership 2: Extreme Environments
Outdoor Leadership 3: Career Development
Outdoor Education Dissertation
Enterprise Activities: Start Outdoors
Professional and Research Interests
PhD (Enrolled 2010) Self-Concept within Outdoor Education: A Relationship Study.
MSc (2007): An investigation of athlete relationship perception as a measure of the Expectancy Effect.
Member of LJMU Pedagogic Research Forum.
Professional Activity/Consultancy/Successful Bids
Start outdoors and teamshot initiatives