National Teaching Fellow 2014
Institution at the time of Award: Leeds Metropolitan University
Professor Malcolm Todd was Head of one of Leeds Metropolitan University’s largest Schools until 2014, with 2300 student registrations in 2013, over 100 academic staff and 25 PhD students. The School includes the subject areas of Politics, International Relations, Peace Studies, Sociology, Psychology, Criminology and Speech and Language Therapy and recently launched a new University research Centre, The Centre for Applied Social Research.
Malcolm has a particular interest in how to best support the student learning experience. He has been involved with transnational education, and has developed strong partnership relationships with higher education institutions in Hong Kong, the Netherlands and the USA. He has chaired validation and institutional approval events in the UK, mainland Europe, Malaysia, China and Hong Kong.
Having a wide range of teaching experience, at both undergraduate and postgraduate level, Malcolm has largely taught in the areas of the sociology of work, the sociology of protest movements, social research methods (research design, qualitative methods and policy evaluation), family studies, and applied sociology/social policy.
Until 2010 Malcolm was the Associate Director of the national Subject Centre for Sociology, Anthropology and Politics. He is currently leading on a national project for the HEA and HEFCE on teaching about Islam in the Social Sciences, and has been a Trustee of the British Sociology Association and member of the Heads and Professors of Sociology.
Since winning his Award, Ian has taken up the position of Dean of College of Law, Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Derby.
Dean of College of Law, Humanities and Social Sciences
University of Derby