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Professor Bill Chambers

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Current Primary Role at Hope

Pro Vice-Chancellor (External Relations & Widening Participation)

Provost of The Cornerstone at Campus at Everton)

Director The Big Hope Global Youth Congress

Director the Centre for Widening Participation

Director Liverpool Hope Faith Initiative

Employment History

Pro Vice-Chancellor External Relations and Widening Participation 2007

Dean of Arts and Humanities 2005

Dean of Arts and Community 2003

Dean of Hope in the Community 2002

Dean of Arts and Sciences 1998

Head of Geography and Environmental Studies and Biology 1992

Head of Geography and Environmental Studies 1990

Head of Environmental Studies 1988

Lecturer in Geography and Environmental Studies 1973-1990

Academic and Professional Qualifications

PhD 1976 University of Wales ( Swansea)

BEd 1970 University of London ( College of SS Mark and John)

Professional Experience, Activities and Achievements

Appointments as an External Examiner

Chief External
Warrington Collegiate Institute/Chester College BA/BSc Programme 2000-2004.

Subject (BA QTS or BEd) Geography
University of West of England 2002-2008
St Martins College Lancaster 2000-2004
Newman College 1996-9
Nene College/University of Northampton 1996-9
Rolle College, Plymouth University 1995-8
University of Central England 1994-7
University of Hertfordshire 1991-5
North East Wales Institute 1990-5

Appointments as a QAA Reviewer, a QAA Auditor & an OFSTED Assessor

QAA Reviewer
Geography and Environmental Studies 1994-5
Foreign Languages and European Studies 1995-6
Engineering 1996-7

Institutional Auditor for Collaborative Provision 2005-

Editorial or Reviewing roles for journals or other academic publications

Journal of Geography in Higher Education 1994-2000
Primary Geographer 1990-2000

Invited contributions to conferences, books or other academic activities

Chambers, B. 2003 Meaningful Tasters: Ensuring a Progression Curriculum for School-University Visits. Student Progression and Transfer. FDTL for Geography, Environmental and Earth Sciences Conference, University of Plymouth

Chambers, B. 2003 Widening Participation in Geography: Geographical Association Annual Conference, University of Derby

Chambers, B. 2003 Widening Participation: The White Paper Effect: Student Records Officers' Annual Conference, Liverpool Hope University College

Chambers, B. 2004 Recruitment and Retention. LTSN-GEES Conference, Warwick: Widening Participation and Employability: New Opportunities for Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Chambers, B. 2004 Geography and Lifelong Learning in Kent, W.A. Rawling, E. and Robinson, A. 2004. Geographical Education: Expanding Horizons in a Shrinking World. International Geographical Union Commission on Geographical Education and Scottish Association of Geography Teachers.

Chambers, B. 2005 Lima's Slums: Problems or Solutions Geographical Association Annual Conference, Presidential Address. Pride Park, Derby.

Chambers, B. 2005. Squatter Settlements in Lima, Peru. Geographical Association Annual Conference, University of Derby.

Chambers, B. 2005 The barriadas of Lima: Slums of Hope or Despair Problems or Solutions Geography 90, 3, pp 200-224.

Chambers, B. 2008. Liverpool Hope University and the Newton Academy. Engaging with Academies and Trusts, Universities UK Conference.

Special awards

Geographical Association Gold Award for publication of year 1991
Geographical Association Silver Award for publication 1997
Queen Mother's Award for Environmental Improvement 1994
Queen Mother's Award for Environmental Improvement 1994

Grants awarded

Collaborative work with other Higher Education Institutions
University of Bucharest, Romania - Professor Honoris Causa


Director of Geography for the New Undergraduate (GNU). HEFCE FDTL Phase 1 Project 1996-2000

Chair Greater Merseyside AimHigher Progression Routes Steering Group 2004-2007

Vice President the University Network of the European Capitals of Culture 2006-present

International Project Evaluator, Complex Exploratory Research Projects, National Research Development and Innovation Strategy 2007-2013, the Romanian National University Research Council, the Executive Agency for Higher Education and Research Funding, Bucharest, Romania

Board Member Liverpool Culture Campus.

Chair Collective Encounters Theatre Company

Trustee Liverpool Weekend Arts College

Governor Matthew Arnold Primary School

Governor Broadgreen International School

Chair Fiveways Trust

Member Project Steering Group Hope Academy

Member Liverpool First Cultural Task Group


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