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David Leeming

Deputy Head Business Development and Partnerships (UK and International)
School of Humanities, Language & Global Studies

David currently undertakes a Management role that focuses on UK and International Recruitment. He has lived and worked across the Globe. He specialises in researching, designing, and delivering programmes in Intercultural Leadership/teams with a strong focus on Employability. David has a diverse portfolio of professional and academic qualifications. He has published works in Blended Learning, Employability and Intercultural Communication.

Currently David is a Manager in the School with a portfolio that includes, among other duties, recruitment of students from the UK and Overseas. He also works closely with Business helping them to develop their Intercultural acumen.

David has a strong belief in people. We are living in a time of great change, yet with such change comes great opportunities and responsibility. Developing ourselves and others can and will make a difference. He won't let a day go by without having a positive engagement with his students, clients, family and friends. All of us have seen the amazing benefits of having been part of developing someone to their full potential and this is what drives him.

He has had quite a ride so far. He has managed to pick up four degrees and is currently working hard to complete a Doctorate in Elite Performance specialising in Intercultural team work and leadership. He is a qualified Master coach, BPS accredited, and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. He is also accredited in Belbin Team Roles and the Richard Lewis cultural model. He holds qualifications in delivering MBTI, 16PF, amongst others. His eldest son told him that he was more impressed with his Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award. You can't please everyone.... He has lived and worked in Japan, Greece, USA, Australia and the UK. He has travelled extensively, and enjoyed working and holidaying in Spain. He gets by in Spanish helped by the fact that his children are virtually bilingual. His specialisation is in the field of Intercultural Communication, coaching, employability, and Optimum leadership/ team building training. He also has a fascination in workplace psychology.

At UCLan he has taught on and developed a variety of programmes mostly in the area of International/Intercultural Communication. He has also delivered training with the Leadership Hub at UCLan especially in areas that include the MBTI and Belbin Team Roles. He is published, and has presented papers across the globe. He has also found time to undertake grant capture.