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Mr Owen Phillips

Involvement and Engagament Ofiicer, Centre for Innovative Ageing

Telephone number

+44 (0) 1792 513672

Welsh language proficiency

Intermediate Welsh Speaker
601
Sixth Floor
Faraday Building (Tower Block)
Singleton Campus
Available For Postgraduate Supervision

About

Business and education professional, with a focus on technology and inclusion, having worked in a diverse range of frontline, engagement and delivery roles in six key sectors – Local Authority, Voluntary, Employability, Business Support, Further Education & Higher Education. 

Highly experienced in broad sector collaborative working; specialised skills in creating, delivering and engaging in areas including Innovation, Employability, IT, Digital Inclusion Owen has in-depth experience in delivering and supporting projects, training, coaching and mentoring, having worked with over 7,600 learners from all age groups, levels - entry / basic skills to MBA / Level 8. 

Skilled in project management, learning programme development, marketing, and external liaison.  He is very interested in developing collaborative working, engaging with organisations and individuals to achieve positive, long-term outcomes.  Owen is a native Welsh speaker – (Level 4), able to build connections rapidly. 

Highly experienced in broad sector collaborative working; specialised skills in creating and delivering Innovation, Employability, IT, Channel Shift and Digital learning programmes to all sectors, including SME Business Support. 

Experienced in public engagement and conference Development, Marketing & Promotion, Specification & Commissioning.

Areas Of Expertise

  • Technology Enhanced Learning
  • Project Management
  • Student Analytics
  • Digital Inclusion & Digital Skills
  • Data Visualisation
  • Information Technology
  • Qualification structure, CPD and Commercialisation

Career Highlights

Teaching Interests

In-depth experience in delivering projects, training, coaching and mentoring to over 7,600 learners from all age groups, levels - entry / basic skills to MBA / Level 8. 

Research

MBA Dissertation:  Management Information Systems in an FE Environment

Development research for Sell 2 Wales ITT 51944: Exploitation of Digital Technology in Rural Carmarthenshire

Developed management information tool for £11.2M 3rd Sector support, and Digital Inclusion E-learning Module for countywide deployment. 

Research & Project Monitoring (Axis 4 Capacity Building project  

Award Highlights

Creation and deployment of £250K Carmarthenshire Wi-Fi Towns Pilot Initiative.  12/17 

Won £90,000 Sell 2 Wales ITT 51944: Exploitation of Digital Technology in Rural Carmarthenshire    4/16

Selected for Government Data Service GDS Digital Inclusion Toolkit Pilot.  9/15

Awarded NIACE Carmarthenshire Adult Tutor of the Year in IT & Digital Media.  6/15

Won Fforwm (AoC) award:  Using ILT to improve organisational practices.  5/07

Won Home Office Life in the UK Test Centre LITUK customer service award.  2/07

Selected for (LIPD) Lecturers International Development Programme Pilot:  Evaluation of Engineering and ICT Apprenticeship programmes (Stuttgart, Germany).  5/04

Selected for Transversal project 219: ICT ELearning Evaluation SW Austria.  5/08 

Won Beacon Award in Staff Training.  2/99