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Dr William Mitchell

Advisor, Internationalisation
University of Bradford

Dr William Mitchell joined the University of Bradford in September 2013 and has responsibility for the development of the university’s internationalisation strategy.

Prior to this he led on partnerships at the University of Warwick as Assistant Director in the International Office. As part of this strategy Warwick explored a core partnership approach – developing in-depth one-to-one partnerships, notably with Monash University.

In his previous role as Director of Education for the British Council in China, he was responsible for activity in schools, vocational education, higher education and scholarships. He also managed the Sino-UK HE collaboration programme between the Higher Education Funding Council for Higher Education (HEFCE) and the Chinese Ministry of Education covering leadership development, policy issues such as governance and employability and entrepreneurship, and quality and excellence in learning and teaching.

Before China he worked for British Council in the UK advising on trans-national education and distance learning to a range of countries including: Singapore, Cuba, Serbia, Trinidad & Tobago, the Palestinian Territories, Sri Lanka, and Romania.

William has also been a senior lecturer in Computing at Manchester Metropolitan University. Research included the use of virtual environments for education and participatory design and ethnographic approaches to system design. He carried out consultancy work on the role of e-learning in the UK’s National Health Service.

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