Clive Opie Part-time lecturer at Hull University in the School of Education
In his 30-year career in higher education Clive has had a variety of extensive teaching and management roles in Sheffield University, Manchester Metropolitan University as Deputy Director of Education, and finally Bradford College as Dean of Education. Throughout his career he has maintained his teaching of research procedures and data analysis. His substantial teaching experience with undergraduates on Initial Teacher Education and Educational Studies courses, as well as practising teachers studying for their Masters, has provided him with extensive understanding of the needs of those starting their foray into educational research. In December 2013, whilst at Bradford College, he became the first person from a non-university environment to achieve the status of Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. His semi-retirement has given him more opportunity to continue his attempt to try and improve his fiddle playing.