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Qualifications

MA Applied Linguistics
Open University, UK
Sep 2010 – Sep 2013

PGCE Teaching
Cardiff University, UK
2002 – 2004

PhD Environmental engineering
Cranfield University, UK
1994 – 1997

MSc Energy conservation & the environment
Cranfield University, UK
1992 – 1994

HND Mechancial Engineering
Cheltenham Technical College, UK
1985 – 1987

About

I was nominated for the Best Course Leader and Most Innovative Teaching categories for the University of South Wales Student Union Student Choice Awards, 2016. Thanks to our students for those nominations.

Genuine, motivated and hardworking person with good technical abilities, excellent experience in University teaching, research and service and all carried out with a happy, collegiate approach. Currently a Senior Lecturer with a particular interest in environmental engineering, engineering education and sustainability.

Experience

Indentured and Experienced Environmental Engineer

In 1987 I became an indentured Mechanical Engineer designing aircraft undercarriage.
After completing a sponsored PhD in Environmental Engineering, I was employed as an Environmental Consultant specializing in energy and sustainability projects for 4 years. These projects ranged in from, e.g. installing domestic solar hot water systems to rolling-out national government energy efficiency systems. In 2006 I was commissioned by the Energy Institute to provide renewable energy training; from 2006 to 20010 I was a Chartered Quality Institute Consultant providing Environmental Management training.

Responsibilities

Prize-winning, Experienced Senior Academic

I have well over a decade of experience and knowledge, not just of academic operations, but of academic leadership, management and strategic development. Specifically:

  • I am Course Leader, i.e. I manage all student-experience related aspects, for 4 MSc’s. I also lead teaching on 2 under- and 4 post-graduate modules. I have won 4 University prizes for my innovative teaching – using mixes of traditional, totally at a distance and online classroom environments, (having students sat with me in the same room, whilst others receive my lectures streamed live with interactive text messaging). I therefore understand and lead as an example of good innovative and engaging teaching practice.
  • I’m also a keen scholar; having published 45 research papers and currently supervising 4 PhD students, with a total of 3 PhD/MPhil’s successfully supervised so far. I therefore know how to gain funding for, and how to give support to, students undertaking cutting-edge research.
  • During 2012 I successfully completed a 3 yr (60% fulltime) secondment in our University’s Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching where I was Head of Technology Enhanced Learning. In this role I managed a team of staff comprising Senior Lecturers and IT experts. I was responsible for strategic and operational tasks such as developing University policies, reviewing our virtual learning environment, and gaining research funding.
  • I sit on Faculty Quality Assurance, and Learning, Teaching and the Student Experience Committees. I am therefore an experienced academic strategist, driver and developer of university teaching, learning and quality.

Publications

My contributions to research have been in two key areas: Environmental Engineering and Higher Education. I have published a total of 31 papers and 1 book in the field of Environmental Engineering, and a total of 13 in the field of Higher Education.

Environmental Engineering

I’m happy to announce that my book entitled ‘Environmental Management Systems: An easy to use guide to boosting your organization’s environmental performance’, 2nd edition, Createspace Publishing, ISBN-13: 978-1539398240, 2016 is now available.

Based upon 5 years of indentured industrial mechanical engineering experience and post-graduate research which I completed as part of an MSc Energy Conservation and the Environment, I completed a government-funded PhD in 1997.

From my research I published my research findings in the fields of Environmental Engineering in 12 internationally-significant and peer-reviewed journal papers, viz.:

1. Price T.J. & Probert S., (1994) Rail transport considerations in the UK’s energy policy, Applied Energy, 49(4), Oxford, England, pp 317-342.
2. Price T.J. & Probert S., (1995) Role of road transport in UK’s energy policy, Applied Energy, 50(1), Oxford, England, pp 1-22.
3. Price T.J. & Probert S., (1995) Taiwan’s energy and environmental policies: Past, present and future, Applied Energy, 50(1), Oxford, England, pp 41-68.
4. Price T.J. & Probert S., (1995) Environmental Impacts of Air Traffic, Applied Energy, Vol. 50(2), pp.133-162.
5. Sidaway C., Price T.J. & Probert S., (1995) Transportation via canals: past, present and future, Applied Energy, 51(1), pp. 1-18.
6. Price T.J. & Probert S., (1995) Energy-and-environmental strategy for the Rhymney Valley, South Wales, Applied Energy, 51(2), pp. 139-195.
7. Price T.J., Bunn J., Probert S.D., & Hales R., (1996) Wind-energy harnessing: global, national and local considerations, Applied Energy, 54(2), pp. 103-179.
8. Price T.J. & Probert S., (1997) Integrated approach for the achievement of environmental sustainability, Applied Energy, 58(2-3), pp. 73-129.
9. Price T.J. & Probert S., (1997), Role of constructed wetlands in environmentally-sustainable developments, Applied Energy, 57(2/3), pp. 129-174
10. Price T.J. & Probert S., (1997), Harnessing hydropower: a practical guide, Applied Energy, 57(2/3), pp. 175-251
11. Maughan G., Price T.J., Probert S. & Rushton G., (1997), Transportation policy – how acting locally can be beneficial – the Rhymney Valley, South Wales as an example, Applied Energy, 58(1), pp. 1-56
12. Price T.J. , Probert S. & Manley B., (1998) Improving the reliability of lfg generation assessment tests, Applied Energy, 60(1), pp. 41-63.

My research (shown above) informed government environmental regional planning and informed sustainable economic development across south east Wales. After completing my PhD, I then worked as an Environmental Consultant continuing to contribute to my field of research, industry and wider society. This is evidenced in my next 5 journal and conference papers, viz.:

13. Price T.J. and Probert D., (2002), The need for environmentally-sustainable developments, International Journal of Global Energy Issues, 17(1-2), pp. 1-22.
14. Price T.J., Domestic solar hot water – the DIY approach, Energy World, No. 289, Institute of Energy, London, May 2001, pp. 18-19.
15. Towers N. & Price T.J., A web-based resource to help on-site utility management, Energy World, No. 287, Institute of Energy, London, March 2001, pg. 18.
16. Price T.J., Kleiner D. & Letcher M., (1999) The Real Barriers To Practical, Community-led Renewable Energy Innovations, The Solar Energy Society Silver Jubilee Conference, 13-15 May, Brighton, England, pp. 285-288.
17. Price T.J. & Vawser M., (1998) A community wind cluster on Mynydd Fochriw, Mid-Glamorgan, south Wales, British Wind Energy Association Conference, 2-4 September, Cardiff, Wales.

Since joining the University of South Wales (then Glamorgan) in 2001, I have continued to publish my cutting-edge research and have spear-headed industrially-funded environmental engineering research. For example I gained commercial funding for research into developing a renewable fuel (using waste oil) for domestic oil-fired cookers; investigating carbon measuring of construction; and from the Nigerian government to develop an integrated solid waste management framework for part of the Niger Delta. Evidence of this and other significant research findings I and the research teams in which I have led or made a significant contribution to, have published since joining the University of South Wales is provided in my next 15 published papers, viz.:

18. Price T.J. & Ward P. (2003) Planning for renewable energy in Wales, Town and Country Planning, 72(10), pp. 320-321
19. Price T.J., (2004), Is renewable energy planning blowing in the wind? Local Government Studies, 30(2), pp. 266-275
20. Price T.J. & Hughes R., (2004) Routes to develop wind farms in rural Wales, Energy World, 317, pp. 22-23
21. Price T.J. (2005) Edward Golding’s influence on wind power, Wind Engineering, 29(6), pp. 513-530
22. Florence Z. & Price T.J., (2005) Domestic fridge recycling in Wales: mountains or molehills? Applied Energy, 80(2), pp. 125-140
23. Price T.J. (2005) Preaching what we practice: experiences from implementing ISO 14001 at the University of Glamorgan, International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 6(2), pp. 161-178
24. Price T.J., (2005) James Blyth – Britain’s first modern wind power pioneer, Wind Engineering, 29(3), pp. 191-200
25. Price T.J. (2006) UK Large-scale wind power programme from 1970 to 1990: the Carmarthen Bay experiments and the Musgrove vertical-axis turbines, Wind Engineering, 30(3), pp. 225-242
26. Story D. & Price T.J., (2006) Corporate Social Responsibility and Risk Management, Journal of Corporate Citizenship, 22, pp. 39-51
27. Furness T., Garwood D. R., Price T., (2007), On the development of a renewable fuel oil for use in UK domestic space heating applications, Journal of the Energy Institute, 80(2), pp. 83-87.
28. Price T.J., (2007) ISO 14001 Transition to Champion? Environmental Quality Management, 16(3), pp. 11-23
29. Barnes C. D., Garwood D. R., & Price T. J., (2010) The use of biodiesel blends in domestic vaporising oil burners, Energy, 35, 501–505
30. Onu B., Price T.J., Surendran S. and Ebie S., (2012) Solid Waste Management: A Critique of Nigeria’s Waste Management Policy, The International Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Change Management, Volume 11, accessed from www.Management-Journal.com, 20 August.
31. Z. Ren, V. Chrysostomou, T. Price, (2012) The measurement of carbon performance of construction activities: A case study of a hotel construction project in South Wales, Smart and Sustainable Built Environment, 1(2), pp.153 – 171
32. Onu B., Price T.J., Surendran S., & Timbiri A., (2013) Peoples’ Perception on the Effects of Flood in the Riverine Areas of Ogbia Local Government Area of Bayelsa State, Nigeria, International Journal of Knowledge Management, 12, pp. 21-44

Higher Education
The second area of my research has been in improving university-level engineering education. Although I was interested in this area before, being Head of Technology Enhanced Learning at the University of South Wales (as a 60% fulltime equivalent secondment for 3 years) enabled me to make a more significant contribution to this important area. For example, during 2009 I gained UK government funding to enhance the capacity of our University to provide technology enhanced learning across all its courses. I also led institutional reviews of our virtual learning environment, and pan-university teaching, learning and assessment strategy. This, and my other engineering education-related work, is evidenced in the next 14 papers I and the research teams in which I have led or made a significant contribution to, published, viz:

33. Bowen E., Price T.J., Lloyd S. & Thomas S. (2005) Improving the quantity and quality of attendance data to enhance student retention, Journal of Further and Higher Education, 29(4), pp. 375–385
34. Price T.J. (2010) Using the Blackboard virtual learning environment: experiences from the chalk face, Teaching and Learning Conference, Swansea University, April, 2010.
35. Chew E., Price T.J., Roger C., Blakey K. N., Noblett-Matins, A., Martins I. (2010) Video and Poster Presentation for a Pilot Project for Turnitin and Grademark experience,‘Turn it in or Turn it off?, The 4th Plagiarism Conference – Towards an Authentic Future, Northumbria University, 21- 23 June.
36. Chew E., Price T.J., Roger C., Blakey K. N., Noblett-Matins A., Martins I., (2010) ‘Turn it in or Turn it off” – Confirming and Disconfirming Experience for Innovative Computer aided Assessment and Feedback, Proceedings of 9th European Conference on e-Learning, Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto, Portugal, 4-5 November.
37. Chew E. & Price, T.J., Online Originality Checking and Online Assessment – an Extension of Academics or Disruption for Academics, (2010) In S. L. Wong et al. (Eds.) Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Computers in Education. Putrajaya, Malaysia: Asia-Pacific Society for Computers in Education, 29 November – 3 December.
38. Price T.J., (2011), Lessons learned from a review and upgrade of the University of Glamorgan’s Virtual Learning Environment, ‘Digital Futures: Learning in a Connected World Conference’, University of Plymouth, UK, 6 – 8 April.
39. Chew E., Price T.J., Woodward S. & Blackey H., (2011) From Innovation to Institutional Enhancement: Operating in Challenging Times – Glamorgan’s Web 2.0 Story, The 6th International Blended Learning Conference, University of Hertfordshire, UK, 15 – 16 June.
40. Price T.J. & Yu-Chih D.S., (2011) Comparing E-learners Performance within British and Taiwanese Universities, International Conference on Hybrid Learning 2011, HKU SPACE Po Leung Kuk Community College, Hong Kong, 10 – 12 August.
41. Woodward S., Price T.J. & Blackey H., (2011) Camels in Wales! – finding riches in a barren climate, Association for Learning Technology Conference, University of Leeds, England, 6 – 8 September.
42. Price T.J. (2011) A systemic functional linguistic investigation into second language learners’ use of English at university, 2011 TERA International Conference on Education, National Sun Yat-sen University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, 15 – 18 December.
43. Tomas, F., Price T.J. & Blackey H (2012) Technology Enhanced Learning at University of Glamorgan and Students’ Mobile Technologies, 11th European Conference on e-Learning – Gronigan, Netherlands. 26 – 27 October.
44. Price T.J., Yu-Chih D.S., (2012) Instructional Design and Students of Online Courses in Taiwan and UK, Asia-Pacific Collaborative Educational Journal, 8(2), pp. 1-16
45. Price T.J. & Neale J., (2013), Flipping our classrooms: The experiences of University of South Wales staff, Edulearn13: 5th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies, Barcelona, June.
46. Chew E., Snee H. & Price T. J., (2014) Enhancing international postgraduates’ learning experience with online peer assessment and feedback innovation, International Innovations in Education and Teaching.
47. Price T.J. & Neale J., (2015), Through the looking glass: the trials and tribulations of flipping a University classroom, Academic Practice and Technology Conference on Flipping the Institution: Higher Education in the Post Digital Age, Greenwich, England.
48. Shih Y-C. & Price T.J., (2015), Comparing learning styles of learners of the virtual learning environment in Taiwan and Great Britain Int. Research Conference on Business, Economics and Social Sciences, Singapore.
49. Price T.J. & Neale J., (2016) Good practice for teaching and for using our VLE (Blackboard): Sharing templates, processes and approaches to flipping a classroom in Higher Education, British Educational Training and Technology Show, ExCeL Centre, London
50. Shih Y-C. & Price T.J., (2016), Online learning styles of non-native English speaking learners, Journal of Applied Research in Higher Education, under review

Memberships

I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

External

Areas of Expertise

Energy and environmental management; higher education especially technology enhanced learning and technology-scaffolded learning.

See more about my work on itunes at:
https://itunes.apple.com/gb/itunes-u/good-practice-in-teaching/id667503263?mt=10

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