Alan Mortiboys has extensive experience working in education and staff development, both in the UK and abroad. For the past 20 years he has worked in Educational Development in Higher Education.
At Birmingham City University he is Professor of Educational Development and also leader of the Postgraduate Certificate in Education programme for academic staff. In addition he works independently providing staff and educational development for professionals in education, healthcare and other public sectors.
Alan is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. His publications includeTeaching with Emotional Intelligence (Routledge 2005).
Dr Colin Jones
Colin Jones is a Senior Lecturer in Entrepreneurship at the University of Tasmania, located in the Australian Innovation Research Centre. Colin recently completed a Teaching Fellowship at the University of Tasmania focussed upon the development of a Community of Practice through which teaching excellence is developed and recognised. He has much experience starting and operating small businesses and is an active mentor to many start-ups that seek assistance through Mentor Resources Tasmania. Colin was recognised for teaching excellence at the 2005 Australian Awards for University Teaching. He has published articles related to entrepreneurship, small business, entrepreneurship education and marketing in journals such as the Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development, Journal of Small Business and Entrepreneurship, Journal of Enterprising Culture, Management Decision, Industry & Higher Education, and Education + Training, Colin has also served on the International Committee of the Small Enterprise Association of Australia and New Zealand (SEAANZ). He acts as a consultant to many government and private organisations seeking to creatively solve problems and exploit emergent opportunities.