Dr Matt Offord

  • Lecturer (Technology-Enhanced L&T) (Management)

Biography

Dr Matt Offord is a former Royal Navy Officer with a background in training design and development. He has designed collective training interventions around the world and recently delivered Train-the-trainer and mentoring courses for the Health Sector in the Middle East for Kaplan Leadership. He is also a leadership scholar with an MBA in Leadership Studies from Strathclyde Business School and a PhD from Durham University Business School. Matt conducted his early career research into training methods used by the Royal Navy from the University of Oxford as a Hudson Fellow from 2016 to 2017. This was also the point Matt started teaching in Higher Education.

Research interests

Matt is a member of the School's Human Resource Management and Organisational Behaviour research cluster.

Dr Matt Offord studied prestige in leadership and social learning from a Cultural Evolution perspective. Matt continues to be fascinated by Cultural Evolution and uses social network analysis and simulation to investigate how leadership develops and changes in the 21st Century with specific emphasis on prestige, punishment and other group behaviours.  Matt is also a digital educator and conducts scholarship into the role of technology in education.

His specific interests are:

  • Cultural evolution
  • Leadership
  • Prestige
  • Social learning
  • Resistance
  • Punishment
  • Social network analysis
  • Simulation
  • Games based learning
  • Digital education

Publications

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Number of items: 8.

2021

Honeychurch, S. and Offord, M. (2021) Developing a school-wide framework for blended and online learning and teaching (BOLT). Journal of Perspectives in Applied Academic Practice, 9(2), pp. 109-117. (doi: 10.14297/jpaap.v9i2.481)

Hunter, P., Mullen, H. , Offord, M. , Quinn, N. and Thompson, K. (2021) Early adoption in an agile online teaching environment: an intrapreneurial perspective. Journal of Perspectives in Applied Academic Practice, 9(2), pp. 127-136. (doi: 10.14297/jpaap.v9i2.476)

Honeychurch, S. and Offord, M. (2021) Developing a School-wide Framework for Blended and Online Learning and Teaching (BOLT). 14th Annual University of Glasgow Learning and Teaching Conference, 18 Jun 2021.

Mullen, H., Quinn, N. , Offord, M. and Tasler, N. (2021) SoTLcast Podcast: Transitioning into HE from Private Sector. [Audio]

2020

Offord, M. (2020) Objections and Solutions to Online Learning. Online Learning Teaching and Student Experience (LTSE) Festival, Online Only, 15 Sep 2020.

2019

Offord, M. , Gill, R. and Kendal, J. (2019) The effects of prestige on collective performance and information flow in a strictly hierarchical institution. Palgrave Communications, 5, 4. (doi: 10.1057/s41599-018-0211-8)

2017

Offord, M. (2017) The Effects of Prestige on Collective Performance and Information Flow in a Strictly Hierarchical Situation. European Human Behaviour and Evolution Association Annual Conference, Paris, France, 6-8 April 2017.

2016

Offord, M. , Gill, R. and Kendal, J. (2016) Leadership between decks: a synthesis and development of engagement and resistance theories of leadership based on evidence from practice in Royal Navy warships. Leadership and Organization Development Journal, 37(2), pp. 289-304. (doi: 10.1108/LODJ-07-2014-0119)

This list was generated on Mon Sep 27 09:15:51 2021 BST.
Number of items: 8.

Articles

Honeychurch, S. and Offord, M. (2021) Developing a school-wide framework for blended and online learning and teaching (BOLT). Journal of Perspectives in Applied Academic Practice, 9(2), pp. 109-117. (doi: 10.14297/jpaap.v9i2.481)

Hunter, P., Mullen, H. , Offord, M. , Quinn, N. and Thompson, K. (2021) Early adoption in an agile online teaching environment: an intrapreneurial perspective. Journal of Perspectives in Applied Academic Practice, 9(2), pp. 127-136. (doi: 10.14297/jpaap.v9i2.476)

Offord, M. , Gill, R. and Kendal, J. (2019) The effects of prestige on collective performance and information flow in a strictly hierarchical institution. Palgrave Communications, 5, 4. (doi: 10.1057/s41599-018-0211-8)

Offord, M. , Gill, R. and Kendal, J. (2016) Leadership between decks: a synthesis and development of engagement and resistance theories of leadership based on evidence from practice in Royal Navy warships. Leadership and Organization Development Journal, 37(2), pp. 289-304. (doi: 10.1108/LODJ-07-2014-0119)

Conference or Workshop Item

Honeychurch, S. and Offord, M. (2021) Developing a School-wide Framework for Blended and Online Learning and Teaching (BOLT). 14th Annual University of Glasgow Learning and Teaching Conference, 18 Jun 2021.

Offord, M. (2020) Objections and Solutions to Online Learning. Online Learning Teaching and Student Experience (LTSE) Festival, Online Only, 15 Sep 2020.

Offord, M. (2017) The Effects of Prestige on Collective Performance and Information Flow in a Strictly Hierarchical Situation. European Human Behaviour and Evolution Association Annual Conference, Paris, France, 6-8 April 2017.

Audio

Mullen, H., Quinn, N. , Offord, M. and Tasler, N. (2021) SoTLcast Podcast: Transitioning into HE from Private Sector. [Audio]

This list was generated on Mon Sep 27 09:15:51 2021 BST.

Grants

  • RN Defence Fellowship (2010 – 2017)
  • Hudson Fellowship (2016 - 2017)

Supervision

  • The cultural evolution of leadership
  • Prestige
  • Resistance
  • Team development
  • Free-riding and punishment in teams

Professional activities & recognition

Research fellowships

  • 2016 - 2017: RN Hudson Fellow (Oxford University)
  • 2010 - 2017: RN Defence Fellow

Professional & learned societies

  • 2021 - 2022: Member, The Cultural Evolution Society
  • 2017: Fellow, The Institute of Leadership and Management
  • 2021: Fellow, Recognising Excellence in Teaching (RET)