Dr Matt Offord

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

Biography

Dr Matt Offord is a leadership scholar at Adam Smith Business School.  A former naval officer and leadership development consultant, Matt has accumulated considerable leadership and commerical experience.  His background is using cultural evoltion theories to research informal leadership in military scenarios, investigating the role of prestige in decision making in Royal Navy warships.  As the school academic lead on Technology Enhanced Learning and Teaching (TELT), Matt has a keen interest in teaching, especially through technology.  Matt's scholarship continues to draw on cultural evolution and computational social science to create interesting agent based models and simulations relevant to teaching and learning.  Matt is also interested in games based learning and outdoor learning.

Research interests

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

Dr Matt Offord is interested in an information processing paradigm of both leadership and social learning.  His current focus is how cultural evolution can help us to understand human social learning and how this applies to Higher Education and Digital 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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Jump to: 2022 | 2021 | 2020 | 2019 | 2017 | 2016
Number of items: 12.

2022

Offord, M. , Honeychurch, S. , Quinn, N. , Barr, M. and Mullen, H. (2022) The escape room: using a simple text-based game to promote business undergraduates’ digital self reliance. Journal of Learning Development in Higher Education, 23, (doi: 10.47408/jldhe.vi23.855)

Offord, M. , Gibb, A. and Quinn, N. (2022) Business Games for Environment, Sustainability and Governance (ESG). Learning Design and Education for Sustainable Development Bootcamp 2022, 24 March-20 June 2022.

Offord, M. (2022) Battle of Trafalgar - Self Organisation Demonstrator. [Artefact]

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]

Honeychurch, S. , Offord, M. , Quinn, N. , Barr, M. and Mullen, H. (2021) The Co-Creation of a Digital Escape Room Designed to Develop Students’ Digital Confidence. SocMedHE21, 14 Dec 2021.

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 Tue Jun 28 05:38:08 2022 BST.
Number of items: 12.

Articles

Offord, M. , Honeychurch, S. , Quinn, N. , Barr, M. and Mullen, H. (2022) The escape room: using a simple text-based game to promote business undergraduates’ digital self reliance. Journal of Learning Development in Higher Education, 23, (doi: 10.47408/jldhe.vi23.855)

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

Offord, M. , Gibb, A. and Quinn, N. (2022) Business Games for Environment, Sustainability and Governance (ESG). Learning Design and Education for Sustainable Development Bootcamp 2022, 24 March-20 June 2022.

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.

Honeychurch, S. , Offord, M. , Quinn, N. , Barr, M. and Mullen, H. (2021) The Co-Creation of a Digital Escape Room Designed to Develop Students’ Digital Confidence. SocMedHE21, 14 Dec 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.

Artefact

Offord, M. (2022) Battle of Trafalgar - Self Organisation Demonstrator. [Artefact]

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 Tue Jun 28 05:38:08 2022 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
  • Mazid, Tasfia
    The Role of Paradoxical Leadership in Influencing Followers to Deal with Multiple Contradictory Demands'

Matt has supervised both undergraduate and postgraduate students preparing dissertations.  Matt currently supervise three PhD students studying leadership and emotional intelligence.

Teaching

Matt has taught management at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.  He also teaches risk management to postgraduate students and leadership in FutureLearn microcredentials.  Additionally, Matt has taught experienced Scottish entrepreneurs in teaching leadership using the case study method.

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)

Additional information