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Qualifications

� BA (Hons) 1975: University of Wales, Bangor (Psychology: class upper second)
� MSc (Research) 1978: University of Exeter (thesis title – Behavioural Analyses of Gambling)
� PGCED 1993: University of Glamorgan
� PhD 1998: University of Glamorgan (thesis title: Developing Student Centred Learning within Higher Education through Simulation Gaming and Innovation)

About

Danny Saunders graduated in Psychology from the University College of North Wales Bangor and then went to the University of Exeter where he completed a research MSc on the Psychology of Gambling. He joined the Polytechnic of Wales in 1978 as a lecturer, and gained a PhD as well as the Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning. He is a Chartered Psychologist and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Danny is now the Professor and Head of the Centre for Lifelong Learning at the University of Glamorgan. His work involves implementation of the University�s widening access strategy, and facilitating collaborative partnerships. This includes supporting EU and Communities First projects, the HEFCW funded Reaching Wider First Campus consortium, the University of the Heads of the Valleys (involving the Universities of Glamorgan and Newport), and developing research and consultancy initiatives linked to lifelong learning.

He was awarded the OBE in the new year honours list for 2010

Experience

He has worked with all of the UK Higher Education funding councils through the CTi Review and the Higher Education Academy Subject Centres, and he is the current chair of the HEA ESCALATE advisory board for Education. Danny is also a member of the Ministerial Advisory Group for DCELLS within the Welsh Assembly Government, and a member of the Wales Employment and Skills Board.

In addition to over 90 journal articles, Danny�s co-authored and edited works include Key Concepts in Communication and Cultural Studies (Routledge), The Complete Student Handbook (Blackwell), Simulations and Games for Transition and Change (Kogan Page) and Learning Transformations (FACE). His latest publication is The Learning Coaches of Wales (Welsh Assembly Government).

Responsibilities

Member of the Bridgend College of Further Education Corporation Board
Member of St Cyres School Governing Body
Member of University of Glamorgan Governing Body

Publications

Books

� Saunders DM (2008). The Learning Coaches of Wales. Welsh Assembly Government, Cardiff
� Hudson T, Abramson M, Acland T, Braham J, Hill M, Lines A, McLinden M, Saunders D and Storan J (eds) (2006) Towards a global understanding of lifelong learning: making a difference London: FACE
� Acland T, Samuel J, Saunders D and Storan J (eds) (2005) Access, Retention and Employability: transforming higher education FACE: London
� Saunders D, Brosnan K, Walker M, Lines A, Storan J and Acland T (eds) (2004) Learning Transformations: changing learners, porganisations and communities FACE: London
� Saunders D, Payne R Jones H Mason A and Storan J (eds) (2003) Attracting and Retaining Learners: policy and practice perspectives FACE: London
� Smalley N and Saunders D (eds) (2000) The International Simulation and Gaming Research Yearbook Volume 8: Simulations and Games for Transition and Change Kogan Page: London
� Saunders D and Severn J (eds) (1999) ) The International Simulation and Gaming Research Yearbook Volume 7: Simulations and Games for Policy and Planning Kogan Page: London (284 pages)
� Rolfe J , Saunders D and Powell T (eds) (1998) The International Simulation and Gaming Research Yearbook Volume 6: Simulations and Games for Emergency and Crisis Management Kogan Page: London (230 pages)
� Saunders D, Percival F and Vartiainen M (eds) (1996) Enhancing Quality Through Simulations and Games: the Simulation and Gaming Yearbook Volume 4 Kogan Page: London (292 pages)
� Saunders D (ed) (1995) Applications of Simulations and Games to Business: the Simulation and Gaming Yearbook Volume 3 Kogan Page: London (332 pages)
� Saunders D (ed) (1994) The Complete Student Handbook Blackwell: Oxford (372 pages)
� Armstrong R, Percival F and Saunders D (eds) (1994) Interactive learning: The Simulation and Gaming Yearbook 1994 Kogan Page: London (289 pages)
� O�Sullivan T, Hartley J, Saunders D, Montgomery M and Fiske J (1994) Key Concepts in Communication and Cultural Studies 2nd Edition: Routledge: London (337 pages)
� Percival F, Lodge S and Saunders D (1993) (eds) Developing transferable skills: The Simulation and Gaming Yearbook 1993 Kogan Page: London (318 pages)
� Saunders D and Brunsdon P (eds) (1992) The New Agenda for Further and Higher Education in Wales University of Glamorgan (264 pages)
� Saunders D and Race P (eds) (1992) Developing and Measuring Competence Kogan Page: London (300 pages)
� Crookall D, Klabbers J, Coote A, Saunders D, Cecchini A, and Piane A (1988) Simulation/Gaming in Education and Training Pergamon: Oxford 9304 pages)
� Saunders D, Coote A, and Crookall D (eds) (1988) Perspectives on Games and Simulations Vol. 13: Learning from Experience Sagset: Loughborough University (231 pages)
� Crookall D and Saunders D (eds) (1988) Communication and Simulation: from two fields to one theme Multilingual Matters and Sage: Clevedon and London (337 pages)
� O�Sullivan T, Hartley J, Saunders D, and Fiske J (1983) Key Concepts in Communication Studies Methuen: London

Chapters

Addicott K J, Payne R R and Saunders D M (2009) HE and the needs of voluntary sector work based learning in Wales: case studies from the voluntary sector in Acland T et al (eds) Challenging isolation: the role of lifelong learning FACE: University of East London

Payne RR, Addicott K and Saunders D (2008) Creating and managing partnerships with the voluntary sector: examples from South East Wales, in Tallantyre F (ed) Workforce development: Connections, frameworks and processes. York, HEA.
� Watkins C, Payne R R and Saunders D M (2007) Meeting! Partnership! � Action? In Abramson et al (eds) Transformation, Progression and Hope: whatever happened to lifelong learning FACE: London
� Smalley N, Saunders D and Hodson P (2002) Linking Universities and Schools through an internet simulation, in Boyle M and Smith Y (eds) Employability: the role of games, simulations and case studies SAGSET: University of Leeds
� Humphreys R and Saunders D (2000) Beyond rhetoric in lifelong learning, in Daugherty R, Philips R. and Rees G (ed) Education Policy in Wales: Explorations in Devolved Governance. University of Wales Press: Cardiff
� Richards L, Hutchings T and Saunders D (1999)Strategic planning in higher education institutions: the role and development of information strategies, in Saunders D and Severn J (eds) The International Simulation and Gaming Research Yearbook Volume 7 Kogan Page: London
� Saunders D and Kingdon R (1998) Establishing student tutoring within a higher education curriculum through the theme of personal and professional development, in Goodlad S (ed) Mentoring and tutoring by students Kogan Page: London
� Saunders D and Powell T (1998) Developing a European Media Simulation through new information technologies, in Rolfe J et al The International Simulation and Gaming Research Yearbook Volume 6: Simulations and Games for Emergency and Crisis Management Kogan Page: London
� Saunders D and King E (1995) the Jigsaw Induction Activity in Saunders D (ed) Simulations and Games for Business Kogan Page: London
� Saunders D and Race P (1994) Giving Presentations in Saunders D (ed) The Complete Student Handbook Blackwell: Oxford
� Wilson M and Saunders D (1994) Initial experiences of student tutoring in Foot H C et al (eds) Group and Interactive Learning Computational Mechanics Publications: Massachussetts and Southampton
� Saunders D (1993) Some problems with assessment in Innovation Assessment in Higher Education University of Wales: Bangor
� Saunders D and Brown S (1993) An interactive keynote on transferable skills, in Percival F, Lodge S and Saunders D (eds) Simulation and Gaming Yearbook 1993 Kogan Page: London
� Saunders D (1991) A simulation workshop for staff development and vocational guidance in R Winterburn Realising Human Potential Kogan Page: London
� Saunders D and Miller A (1990) The Promotions Game in : Not favours�Just Opportunities: equal opportunities and the world of work, an active learning resource for schools School Curriculum Industry Partnership: Warwick
� Saunders D and Turner D (1989) Gambling in games in J Klabbers (ed) Simulation-gaming: On the improvement of Competence in dealing with Complexity Uncertainty and Value Conflicts Pergamon Press: Oxford
� Saunders D and Crookall D (1989) Exploring career hierarchies: the Promotions Game in Miller A (ed) Perspectives on Gaming and Simulation Vol 14 Sagset: Loughborough University
� Coote A, Saunders D, Crookall D, and Oxford R (1988) Management negotiated decisions simulation in Training and Management development Methods Volume 1 MCB University Press
� Crookall D, Oxford R, Saunders D and LaVine R (1988) Our multicultural global village: foreign languages, simulations and network gaming in Crookall D and Saunders D (eds) (1988) Communication and Simulation: from two fields to one theme Multilingual Matters and Sage: Clevedon and London
� Versluis E B, Saunders D and Crookall D (1988) Computerised simulation as mediator of language, in Crookall D and Saunders D (eds) (1988) Communication and Simulation: from two fields to one theme Multilingual Matters and Sage: Clevedon and London
� Crookall D, Coote A and Saunders D (1987) The simulation game, in A Fitzsimmons and D Thatcher (eds) Perspectives on Games and Simulations Vol 12 Sagset: Loughborough University
� Crookall D, Oxford R, Saunders D and Coote A (1987) Island Escape in Saunders D, Crookall D, and Coote A (eds) Learning from Experience Sagset: Loughborough
� Coote A, Saunders D and Crookall D (1986) Bargaining and negotiation within a business investment context: the BANBIC game in D. Craig and Martin A (eds) Perspectives on Games and Simulations Vol 11 Sagset: Loughborough University
� Coote A, Crookall D and Saunders D (1985) Making computer simulations more human in M. van Ments and k Kearnden (eds) Perspectives on Games and Simulations Vol 10 Sagset: Loughborough University

Journal articles

� Saunders S, Payne R and Davies L (2007) Partnership working via community consortia: A higher education perspective. Journal of Adult and Continuing Education 13 (1) 88�100
� Saunders D; Wyn Lewis E and Andrews J (2005) Informal learning through the internet: a learning journey through the world of rugby Research in Post Compulsory Education 10 (2) 199�210
� Saunders D; Adams H and Jones G (2005) Four stages of lifelong learning: an institutional case study from Wales Lifelong Education and Libraries 5 135� 141
� Mercer J and Saunders D (2004) Accommodating change: the process of growth and development amongst a mature student population Research in Post-compulsory Education 9 (2) 283�300
� Saunders D, Brake, M. Griffiths, M. and Thornton R (2004) Access, astronomy and science fiction Journal of Active Learning 5 (1) 27�42
� Morgan A, Saunders D and Turner D (2004) Community Consortia and post-compulsory education; a local approach to local problems Journal of Vocational Education and Training 56 (2) (in press).
� Wakely K and Saunders D (2004) A tracking analysis of compact students within level 1 of their higher education programmes Journal of Post-Compulsory Education 9 (1) 47�62
� Saunders D Wyn-Lewis E Jones A and Watkins-Hughes P (2003) Public broadcasting and social action campaigns: a case study for informal learning Widening Participation and Lifelong Learning 5 (1) 18�24
� Balassa K, Bodoczky C and Saunders D (2003) An impact study of the national Hungarian Mentoring project in English Language training Mentoring and Tutoring 11 (3) 307�321
� Hodson P, Saunders D and Stubbs G (2002) Computer assisted assessment: staff viewpoints on its introduction within a new university Innovations in Education and Training International 39 (2) 145�152
� Smalley N and Saunders D (2002) The development of an internet simulation for adults into a widening access initiative Journal of Vocational Education and Training 53 (3) 355�372
� Smalley N Saunders D and Hodson P (2002) An internet based journalism simulation for universities and schools Journal of Simulation Gaming 33 (1) 89�93
� Halapi M and Saunders D (2002) Language teaching through role play: a Hungarian view Journal of Simulation Gaming 33 (2) 169�179
� Hutchings T and Saunders D (2001) Curriculum methodology: a case study in large scale curriculum development Active Learning in Higher Education 2 (2) 143�163
� Hodson P, Connolly M and Saunders D (2001) Can computer-based learning support adult learners? Journal of Further and Higher Education 25 (3) 325�335
� Smalley N, Graff M and Saunders D (2001) A revised computer attitude scale for secondary students Educational and Child Psychology 18 (3) 47�57
� Saunders D, and Hamilton D (1999) A twinning model for staff development Innovations in Education and Training International 36 (2) 118 � 128
� Saunders D and Gibbon M (1998) Peer assisted supplemental support: a case study Journal of Tutoring and Mentoring 5 (3) 3�13
� Saunders D, Kingdon R and King E (1997 The National Record of Achievement: implications for higher education Educational Research 39 (1) 87�98
� Saunders D and Gaston K (1996) An investigation in evaluation issues for a simulation training programme British Journal of Educational Technology 27(1) 15�24 (A)
� Brown S and Saunders D (1995) The challenges of modularisation Innovations in Education and Training International 32(2) 96�105
� Saunders D (1994) Accidental involvement in simulation gaming Simulation and Gaming 25(2) 245�252
� Saunders D (1992) Profiling in higher education Journal of the National Association for Staff Development 26 51�58
� Saunders D and Buckingham-Hatfield S (1992) Community enterprise and higher education Journal of Further and Higher Education 16 (2) 50�59
� Saunders D (1992) Peer tutoring in higher education Studies in Higher Education 17 (2) 211�219
� Saunders D (1991) Exercises in communication Simulation/Games for Learning 21(2) 186�200
� Ahmad R, Saunders D and Taylor J (1991) Using simulation in Building Courses: a case study Simulation/Games for Learning 21 (4) 328�340
� Saunders D (1990) The assessment of prior experimental learning Simulation/Games for Learning 20 (1) 76�85
� Turner D and Saunders D (1990) Medical relabelling in Gamblers Anonymous: the construction of an ideal member Small group Research 21 (1) 59�77
� Saunders D and Gunn R (1990) The assessment and evaluation of simulation/gaming Simulation/Games for Learning 20 (2) 215�234
� Hornby T and Saunders D (1989) Using the Simplex game format to examine current issues in the life of applied psychology Educational and Child Psychology 6 (3) 75�94
� Saunders D (1988) Three aspects of simulation games for training Training Officer 24 (5) 134�140
� Saunders D and Turner D (1987) Gambling and Leisure: the case of racing Leisure Studies 6 281�299
� Crookall D, Oxford R and Saunders D (1987) Towards a reconceptualisation of simulation: from representation to reality Simulation/games for Learning 17 (4) 147�171
� Crookall D, Martin A, Saunders D and Coote A (1986) Four types of computer simulation Journal of Simulation and Games 17 (3) 345�375
� Crookall D, Martin A, Coote A and Saunders D (1986) Control and interaction in computerised simulations Social Science Microcomputer Review 4 (2) 149�164
� Saunders D (1986) Drama and simulation: a soap opera game that illustrates dramaturgical perspectives in communication studies Journal of Simulation and Games 17 (1) 75�99
� Saunders D (1985) Reluctant participants in role play situations: stage fright or bewilderment? Simulation/Games for Learning 15 (1) 3�16
� Saunders D (1983) Gambling in Wales: the case of off-course betting Welsh Journal of Business and Administration 4 32�42
� Saunders D (1983) Teaching communication studies by way of invented crisis within an artificial media situation Simulation/Games for Learning 15 (1) 3�16
� Stark G, Saunders D and Wookey P E (1982) Differential effects of red and blue coloured lighting on gambling behaviour Current Psychological Research 2 95�100
� Saunders D (1981) The late betting phenomen in relation to type of bet and type of race Journal of Behavioural Psychotherapy 9 330�337
� Saunders D and Wookey P E (1980) Behavioural analyses of gambling Journal of Behavioural Psychotherapy 8 1�6.

Popular Articles/Newsletters

� Saunders D (1993) Editorials for the New Academic Issue 3 (1) (2) and (3)
� Saunders D (1990) Niko: the Dutch Institute for Gambling Research Gambling Newsletter (16) 40�48
� Turner D and Saunders D (1988) Ethnographic observations of Gamblers Anonymous Gambling Newsletter 13 1�5 (B)
� Saunders D (1988) Playing for Promotion Business Education Today 14 (4)
� Saunders D (1987) More than a game Business Education Today 12 (12) 16�20
� Saunders D and Turner D (1987) Observations of betting offices and gambling bars within South Wales Gambling Newsletter 10/11 1�10
� Saunders D (1983) Journalism and Psychology Bulletin of the British Psychological Society 36 386�387

Memberships

Chartered psychologist; British Psychological Society.
Fellow; Higher Education Academy

External

Welsh Assembly Government Ministerial Advisory Group, Wales Employment and Skills Board, Review of Higher Education in Wales working group, Review of Careers Services in Wales working group, HEA Education Subject Centre (ESCALATE) Advisory Board, Niace Dysgu Cymru executive board.

Recent Conference contributions

24th Jan 2008: Widening access to higher education through using the Credit and Qualification s Framework for Wales. CQFW Higher Education Conference, Marriott Hotel, Cardiff.
12th Mar 2008: Learning from the learning coaches of Wales. 14�19 Learning Pathways Conference, Blackwood.
22nd May 2008: Launching a learning coach network in West Wales: Feedback from the first cohort of learning coaches. National Botanical Gardens of Wales, Carmarthen.
19th June 2008: Learners, Communities and Priorities: Adult Community Learning HEFCW, NIACE and UALL Widening Access Conference St Davids Hotel Cardiff

8th Sept 2008: keynote on The Future of Lifelong Learning in Wales The University of the Third Age Annual UK conference, Swansea University

20th Oct 2008: keynote on The Transformational Agenda � Implications for Further Education Colleges Fforwm Annual Chairs of Governors Conference Metropole Hotel: Llandrindod Wells

21st October 2008 Mentoring and coaching within the 14-19 Learning Pathways Regeneration and Learning Conference, University of Wales Newport, Celtic Manor Resort Newport

24th October 2008 keynote on the Recommendations from The Learning Coaches of Wales West Wales Learning Coach Network, Half Way Inn, Carmarthen

15 May 2009 Lifelong Learning in Wales � responding to the EU adult education action plan Brussels Informal Network for Education and Training Wales House Brussels 25 delegates

3rd July 2009 Nine work-based learning dilemmas from the voluntary sector FACE international conference workshop University of Staffordshire

6th July 2009 Partnership working with the Children�s University Rhondda Cynon Taf Local Authority and the University of Glamorgan

30 Oct 2009 Keynote: Lifelong learning and the public services commitment to restructuring � the Welsh perspective� EU CESE Symposium for Public Service Trade Union Leaders Radisson Hotel Malm� , Sweden

19th Nov 2009 chair of the Building a Base for the CQFW Welsh Assembly consultation conference Liberty Stadium Swansea 220 delegates

21st January 2010 Higher Education and the Welsh Baccalaureate HEFCW Reaching Wider Conference Angel Hotel Cardiff 130 delegates

Consultancy

  • Saunders D and Turnball J (2005) The accreditation of the Ambassadors for Change programme within Welsh Assembly Government (commissioned by Welsh Assembly Government)
  • Saunders D and Turnball J (2005) The design of an accredited training programme for the Learning Country�s Learning Coaches initiative (commissioned by ELWa and CQFW)
  • Saunders D and Morgan A (2001) The Learning Beacons: Post-16 Education and Training Provision in Merthyr Tydfil (commissioned by the Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council Community Consortium for Education and Training)

Research

� Developing case studies about widening access to higher education, including the use of coaching and mentoring as well as a learning catalysts typology for explaining why people come back to education after some time-out.

� Investigating work based learning potential and the accreditation of prior experience in voluntary and statutory sector organisation � funded by the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales.

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