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Dr Clive Hunt is an Associate Professor and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. As a Chartered Engineer (CEng), his academic career has been grounded by his industrial and commercial experience in the aerospace industry which he gained at Rolls-Royce plc, as well as from other industrial sectors, in delivering projects and programmes and integrating engineering expertise.
He remains actively involved with industry by providing expertise through enterprise activities such as Knowledge Transfer Partnerships.
As an experienced mechanical engineer, with a management education, his teaching focus includes final year engineering and design projects, design management, product marketing and organisational strategy. He is a unit leader for four units and teaches on the BA, BSc, BEng/MEng, MA and MSc engineering/design programmes.
Clive’s research mainly focuses on higher education, and he is particularly interested in the student experience and understanding how student groups engage with learning... His research also examines how strategy is implemented in historically dependent settings. In these different contexts, he has pursued an understanding of the challenges of teaching large groups of students having diverse demographics. In his research on innovation and change in institutions he has added to a body of literature that uniquely combines the use of 'new' institutionalism and Cultural-Historical Activity Theory (CHAT) to explain change from the perspective of the organisation as well as the individual institutional actors. His research on widening participation (WP) to HE is becoming increasingly important not just in the UK but across the world. In the UK, in particular, WP is a strategic priorty for its governments and the HE sector in general.
Clive gained his doctorate from the University of Bristol, UK.more
- Collins, B., Hunt, C., Wardrop, A., Gauntlett, E., Heaslip, V., Hutchings, M. and Pritchard, C., 2018. Asking the right questions: Opportunities and challenges of survey methods in widening participation research. International Studies in Widening Participation, 5 (2).
- Eccles, S., Heaslip, V., Hutchings, M. and Hunt, C., 2018. Risk and Stigma: Students’ Perceptions and Disclosure of ‘Disability’ in Higher Education. Widening Participation and Lifelong Learning.
- Hunt, C., Collins, B., Wardrop, A., Hutchings, M., Heaslip, V. and Pritchard, C., 2018. First- and second-generation design and engineering students: experience, attainment and factors influencing them to attend university. Higher Education Research and Development, 37 (1), 30-43.
- Humphries-Smith, T. and Hunt, C., 2017. An exploration of progression rates of widening participation students on to an Integrated Master of Engineering. International Journal of Higher Education, 6 (4).
- Wardrop, A., Hutchings, M., Collins, B., Eccles, S., Heaslip, V., Hunt, C. and Pritchard, C., 2016. Troubling ideas for widening participation: how higher education institutions in England engage with research in their access agreements. Widening Participation and Lifelong Learning.
- Hunt, C., 2014. ‘Teachers’ to ‘academics’: the implementation of a modernisation project at one UK post-92 university. Studies in Higher Education.
- Hunt, C., 2012. Learning in large learning spaces:the academic engagement of a diverse group of students. Research in Post-Compulsory Education, 17, 195-205.
- Humphries-Smith, T. and Hunt, C., 2010. Developing enterprise opportunities from placements to graduate consultancy in lean sustainable design. In: Baggerud, B., Boks, C., Clarke, A., Hogarth, P., Ion, B. and McMahon, C., eds. Proceedings of 12th Engineering and Product Design Education International Conference. Trondheim, Norway: Norwegian University of Science & Technology.
- Humphries-Smith, T. and Hunt, C., 2010. Developing enterprise opportunities from placements to graduate consultancy in lean sustainable design. When Design Education and Design Research Meet: Proceedings of EPDE10…. The Design Society.
- Hunt, C. and Reynolds, T., 2009. The Significance of Purchasing Behavioural Characterisation on Sustainable Design Education of Students. In: McMahon, C., Hogarth, P. and Ion, B., eds. Creating a Better World -Proceedings of the 11th Engineering and Product Design Education Conference, University of Brighton, 10th-11th September 2009. Design Society/ Institution of Engineering Designers, 402-408.
- Timmis, S., Heaslip, V., Hutchings, M., Hunt, C., Mazzoli Smith, L., Laing, K. and Leat, D., 2017. Whose life is it anyway? The role of digitally mediated life story and narrative in democratizing the discourses and practices of widening participation. In: BERA (British Educational Research Association) Annual Conference 5-7 September 2017 Brighton.
- Humphries-Smith, T., White, M. and Hunt, C., 2017. Engineering design, apprenticeships & diversity. 236-241.
- Humphries-Smth, T. and Hunt, C., 2015. An investigation of what feedback students recognise as feedback. 252-257.
- Humphries-Smith, T., Hunt, C., Dowlen, C. and Vaitkevicius, S., 2011. Industrial Briefs for Student Projects - A Company Perspective. In: Kovacevic, A., Ion, W., McMahon, C., Buck, L. and Hogarth, P., eds. E&PDE2011 8-9 September 2011 London. The Design Society/Institution of Engineering Designers, 23-28.
- Humphries-Smith, T. and Hunt, C., 2010. Developing enterprise opportunities from placements to graduate consultancy in lean sustainable design. In: Baggerud, B., Boks, C., Clarke, A., Hogarth, P., Ion, B. and McMahon, C., eds. E&PDE2010 2-3 September 2010 Norway. Trondheim, Norway: Norwegian University of Science & Technology, 340-345.
- Heaslip, V., Hutchings, M., Crowley, E., Tooth, R., Wardrop, A., Eccles, S., Hunt, C. and Collins, B., 2017. Systematic Reviews: making sense of research. Bournemouth University.
- Hunt, C. and Wardrop, A., 2016. Supporting early career researchers in knowledge exchange: widening participation. Bournemouth University.
- Hunt, C., Reynolds, T. and Stock, N., 2011. Electronic Technicians Limited. UK: TSB.
- Hunt, C., Polkinghorne, M. and Tabeshfar, K., 2009. Redmayne Engineering Ltd. UK: TSB.
- Michael Mayer. Supply chain risk management for Small to Medium-Sized Enterprises through application of software-supported methods
- Abdelrahim Alzanati. Re-Thinking a Project Management System
- Abdalla Mazen, 2021. The causes of delays and cost overruns in Contruction projects in Libya
Profile of Teaching PG
- MA/MSc Design Management full-time (level 7)
- MEng Design Management flexible learning (level 7)
- MA/MSc Individual Masters Projects (level 7)
Profile of Teaching UG
- BEng/MEng Business Development flexible learning (level 6)
- BA/BSc Business Development full-time (level 6)
- BEng final project flexible learning (level 6)
- BSc Design Engineering final project (level 6)
- Understanding the reasons for, and barriers to, a career choice of technical apprenticeships (SUNet, 31 Oct 2018). Awarded
Public Engagement & Outreach Activities
- My voice, my story: the lived experience of being a non-traditional student at university. This workshop enables audience immersion in multimedia stories co-created by students using novel social participatory research to elict lived experiences of being a non-traditional student at university by engaging in telling/re-telling of stories (Jones, 2015). We focus on students from non-traditional backgrounds because research shows how the lived experiences of these students are often marginalised by institutions (Hunt et al., forthcoming; Thomas, 2012). Photovoice is seen to be effective in capturing stories and sharing the lives of non-traditional students (Warne et al., 2012; Minthorn and Marsh, 2016).
- MBA (AMBA accredited) in Business Administration (Bristol Business School, 1997)
- DMS in Management Studies (Bristol Business School, 1986)
- BSc (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering (1985)
- EdD(Bris) in Learning, Leadership and Policy (University of Bristol, 2013)