James graduated from the University of Suffolk with an MBA (with Merit) in 2017, having been accepted directly onto the Masters program. Jamie’s Dissertation title was ‘An analysis of how business structures depicted within the genre of science fiction are critiqued under the principles of utopia and dystopia.’ This looked at the parallels of how fiction mirrors non-fiction and the emphasis was business structures and organisational behaviours.
James currently lectures at City College Norwich, where he has an overview of leading the department on its quality and assessment and has taught maths and science for the Electrical installation curriculum for the last 9 years. James has also invested his time inside and outside of his commitments to develop his Leadership and Management skills, knowledge and experience. Prior to lecturing, James was a director of a small company that delivered bespoke wireless solutions across East Anglia. Alongside his lecturing, James has been a governor at City College Norwich (Staff), Stoke Holy Cross Primary School and is currently within his first year at Framingham Earl High School. This exposure to the three different levels of educational governance has given James a varied experience of the strategies and skills required to govern these pedagogical establishments.
James is currently undertaking a part time PhD at the University of Suffolk/UEA, under the supervision of Professor Penny Cavenagh and Dr Tom Vine. The PhD is a study that is looking to understand what the role of fiction has as a pedagogical tool within organisational learning and development. As part of his personal development, James is looking to present a paper at the ‘Storytelling’ conference that is being organised at the University of Suffolk in early July 2018.