Giles is the lead for the Higher Education Practice team at Bath Spa University, located within the School of Education and responsible for the PGCHE, MA programme, AHE HEA Fellowship CPD scheme, HE research strand, and working across the institution and also locally to support to other leads in the School strategically in matters relating to learning and teaching and professional development.
His original background and doctorate are in mathematical physics, before further study in Educational Research and Online and Distance Education. Giles has 20 years of experience teaching in Higher Education and has worked in Educational Development at several institutions, covering both research and teaching intensive and over a range of subjects including from medicine, engineering and sciences, humanities, social sciences, teaching, to creative arts.
Giles is an accreditor with SEDA’s PDF, an external examiner and reviewer, and educational consultant on professional development, critical thinking, and reflective practice both inside and outside the education sector.
He is a Fellow of SEDA and a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
SEDA Professional Development Framework Committee (SEDA PDF) Co-Chair