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Llandis Barratt–Pugh is an Associate Professor in the School of Business and Law. Llandis has 18 years experience as a manager of vocational education and training in the UK and Australia and 23 years experience at ECU. Llandis gained two UK national training awards for his design of competence based programmes in the 80’s and has twice received a Vice Chancellors award for higher education teaching excellence. Llandis has authored 87 publications, gained 24 research grants including 4 national grants, supervised over 30 research students, is a reviewer for 7 journals and a national grant assessor for the Australian Research Council. Llandis is a past Associate Dean, Associate Head of School, and President of his national research association.
Associate Professor Barratt-Pugh has been involved in leadership, change management, human resource development, training and organisational development within industry, and then at ECU, gaining recognition for excellence is both areas of practice. Previously a manager in the VET sector in both the UK and WA for 18 years he was involved in the introduction of competence-based training in the UK and the the pilot for the Management Charter Initiative, as well as being a licensed assessor and consultant for the UK Investors in People programme. His achievements during this period include changing the structure and values of a bureaucratic state-funded training organisation of the seventies into an independent entrepreneurial consultancy company of the nineties through organisational development.
Llandis is currently an Executive Board member and conference convener for the Australian Vocational Education and Training Researchers Association. His current research focus is on the management of learning with a focus upon workplace learning and culture change, Vocational Education and Training (VET), PhD supervision, and digital entrepreneurship. He has been Chief Investigator on two Australian Research Council studies, led the National Centre for Vocational education Research national evaluation of the frontline management initiative and directed their national mentoring scheme for VET researchers from 2010 - 2015. He has published widely in the area of managing workplace learning and change, traversing the management and vocational educational and training divide with more than eighty publications. The evaluation of the frontline management initiative ‘Paradise nearly Gained’ remains one of the most downloaded and influential National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) national reports. His article on types of change managers for the Journal of Change Management has been downloaded more than 4,000 times. Llandis has continually focused upon both linking learning and practice through authentic and developmental assignment tasks, and also on positioning the key issues of theory in wider social contexts, in a collaborative student-centred enjoyable environment.
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