Doug Cole

Higher Education Academy, United Kingdom
Doug Cole

Doug has over fourteen years’ industry experience and ten years in higher education. Doug is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA) and Fellow of the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity in the United Kingdom. He is currently in his final year of a part-time PhD at Northumbria University focused on employability policies and practice in higher education. He joined the HEA as Head of Academic Practice in June 2015, moving to Head of Student Success in October 2017. Prior to this, Doug was Head of Employability and Enterprise at Northumbria University. In 2012 Doug developed the concept of a framework for employability to support institutions in developing more consistent approaches to this important area of work, with a particular focus on curriculum design. In 2013, he co-authored the HEA publication Defining & developing your approach to employability: A framework for higher education institutions with Maureen Tibby.