John Selby joined HEFCE in 1999, initially as Regional Consultant for the East Midlands. In 2001, he became Regional Consultant for the West Midlands, with lead responsibility for widening participation. In his current role as Director (Education and Participation) John has responsibility for all HEFCE’s work in teaching, learning, and widening participation and for the Northern regional teams. He also has responsibility for a number of key policy areas including HEFCE’s links with JISC.
Before joining HEFCE, John was Head of Educational Partnerships at Coventry University. He is a sociologist by background with a PhD from McMaster University in Ontario.
John will be speaking after lunch on Day 1 at 14.15.