Meet the Team

Meet the LDF Team

LDF Team

Leadership and Development Foundation Team

LDF Team Structure

Please click on a team members name to view their profile:

Greg Thompson

Contact Details

 


Email:

G.Thompson@ljmu.ac.uk 

Telephone:

0151 904 6143

Office Location:

Exchange Station

Qualifications:



Jason Boulter

Contact Details

  Jason Boulter

 Email:

J.Boulter@ljmu.ac.uk

Telephone:

0151 231 8029

Office Location:

Exchange Station

Qualifications:

MA, BA (Hons), PG Cert LTHE, L4 PTLLS, FHEA

Profile:

As a Leadership and Development Adviser, Jason has responsibility for the design, delivery, evaluation and assessment of a wide variety of sessions, accredited programmes, and other development events. He also provides one to one support and coaching in both specific skills and more general personal and career enhancement.

Jason is Programme Leader for the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) Level 4 Certificate in Leadership and Management, the ILM Introduction to Leadership Development Programme, and teaches on the 3i’s (Information, Ideas & Insights) programme.

Jason is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA), a former member of the Academic Board, and has previously worked within student welfare, careers, and Liverpool Students’ Union.

Please contact Jason with regard to any development requirements, enquiries or assistance, both individual or team based. 


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Mel Jones

Contact Details 

        
Email:

                M.Jones1@ljmu.ac.uk
Telephone:   
 
                0151 231 8075
Office location:

                Exchange Station
Qualifications:

 


Profile:

Mel joined the LDF team in January 2019. Prior to this she worked within the Research and Innovation Services department as a Communications Manager, Engagement Lead and Researcher Developer Lead. Mel advises on the university-wide researcher development offer and is the Programme Leader for ACTivator, the University’s Researcher Development Programme which she created in 2016. Mel sits on the University’s Ethics Committee and co-chairs the Concordat Forum.

Mel has over 20 years’ experience as a communication and facilitation specialist. Prior to joining LJMU in 2008, Mel was Training Manager at an FE College and worked charities for 10+ years, supporting visioning, strategic planning, team development, impact reporting and fundraising. Mel has also managed projects, partnerships and people in a wide range of Private and Public Sector organisations, winning new and repeat business, generating income and securing commitment and enthusiasm for projects in a range of professional settings.

With a background in psychology and individual and group development, Mel is a qualified Personal Coach and has 20+ years’ experience of designing and delivering individual and group development interventions. Mel completed the Aurora Women’s Leadership Development Programme in 2016.
Mel is also co-delivering TRANSPEER, a Transnational Project to Enhance Researcher Employability, working in partnership with the following Universities:

• Inland Norway University of Applied Science
• Karlstad University, Sweden (Coordinator)
• New University of Lisbon, ITQB NOVA, Portugal
• Polytechnic Institute of Santarém, Portugal

The TRANSPEER project takes as its starting point the pan-European problem of researcher employability. At present, research skills, largely derived from publicly-funded research degrees and projects, are often not fully utilised by researchers, and, consequently, society at large fails to benefit optimally from its investment. Many researchers struggle to develop their potential within the academy, or to articulate their skills to non-academic employers and so their potential is not fully realised. TRANSPEER seeks to address this issue through the development of a transnationally-informed training programme, designed and delivered by the consortium partners.
  
In June Mel will be presenting on the need to/approaches for addressing the issue of resilience among the researcher community at the Association of Research Managers and Administrators (ARMA) Annual Conference in Belfast, ‘New Horizons: Prosperity & Resilience in Research Management’.

Michael Monaghan

Contact Details

 

 

Email:

M.A.Monaghan@ljmu.ac.uk

Michael Monaghan LJMU

Telephone:

0151 904 6112

Office Location:

Exchange Station

Qualifications:

BA (Hons), PG Cert LTHE, FAUA, FHEA 

Profile:

As a Leadership and Development Adviser, Michael is responsible for design, delivery and evaluation of staff development programmes and sessions, while also offering one-to-one coaching and mentoring to staff within various LJMU roles. He coordinates the marketing communications strategy for the Leadership and Development Foundation and leads on a number of organisation development and strategic projects. Michael is the Programme Leader for the AUA Accreditation Programme and the Project Lead for LJMU's Apprenticeship Levy. Michael has successfully developed and launch three CPD resources nationally in partnership with the AUA.

Michael is a Fellow of the AUA (Association of University Administrators) and an of the HEA (Higher Education Academy). Michael is a recipient of the LJMU Staff Citizenship Award and an LJMU Teaching and Learning Award. Michael was awarded AUA Member of the Year 2017 and 2019. Michael is a Marketing graduate who is currently studying a master’s degree in Advanced Educational Practice: Teaching and Learning and a Level 5 ILM Coaching and Mentoring qualification.

Michael has worked at LJMU for over eleven years in various faculties, departments and services, gaining high-level experience in learning and development, leadership and management, strategic planning, employability, IT support, administration, recruitment and events, customer services, marketing and project management.

Please contact Michael with regard to any development requirements or enquiries for yourself or your team.

John Trantom

Contact Details

  John Trantom

Email:

J.Trantom@ljmu.ac.uk

Telephone:

0151 231 8030

Office Location:

Exchange Station

Qualifications:

LLB (Hons), MA, FHEA, FAUA, Chartered MCIPD

Profile:

As a Leadership and Development Adviser John designs, delivers and evaluates development sessions based around staff needs. He is Programme Leader for a variety of courses accredited by the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM).

John is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA) and the Association of University Administrators (FAUA), a Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and a mentor for unemployed graduates via the CIPD Steps Ahead Mentoring scheme.

John is passionate about helping people develop and get to where they want to be whether this is in a group or by means of individual coaching and mentoring. He is a recipient of the Staff Citizenship Award, a nominee for the Liverpool SU Amazing Teaching Awards and has served as an LJMU Staff Governor (Non-Teaching). He led the Leadership and Development Foundation's work to become the first post-92 university to gain the prestigious Association of University Administrators (AUA) Mark of Excellence and is Co-Chair of the NW Regional Staff Development Forum (SDF). 

Please contact John with regard to any development requirements for yourself (one-to-one coaching is provided) or tailored interactions with teams/departments. 


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Julie Bennett

Contact Details

  Julie Bennett







Email:

J.Bennett1@ljmu.ac.uk

Telephone:

0151 231 8014

Office Location:

Exchange Station

Qualifications:

BSc (Hons), L4 PTLLS, FHEA, FAUA

Profile:

As a Leadership and Development Officer Julie is involved in the administration, ensuring the completion of internal processes for the service provision.  Julie is the Subject Matter Expert for the Learning Management function of Staff Infobase. Julie is one of the programme leaders for the Administration Development Programme.  Julie delivers the Mental Health First Aid course for staff.  Delivering bespoke IT sessions including face to face group sessions for the University online modules.  Julie is the Data Protection Adviser for the Leadership and Development Foundation.

Julie is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA) and the Association of University Administrators (FAUA).

Please contact Julie with regard to any development requirements for yourself (one-to-one coaching is provided) or tailored interactions with teams/departments. 

Joan Graham

Contact Details

 

Joan Graham

Email:

J.Graham@ljmu.ac.uk

Telephone:

0151 231 8721

Office Location:

Exchange Station

Qualifications:

MA, PostGrad Cert, Assoc CIPD, AMAUA

Joan graduated in 2008 with a Master's Degree in Personnel and Development and is an Associate member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.  Joan is a member of the AUA (Association of University Administrators).

Joan is the Administrator providing administrative support to the Leadership and Development Foundation team. Working closely with Julie Bennett, assisting with E-Learning Modules enquiries.

Joan also helps to facilitate training and events by registering colleagues, booking rooms and responding to any general enquiries. She also helps to promote development opportunities and events for the Leadership and Development Foundation team.

Joan provides programme administration for the portfolio of accredited qualifications.

Please contact Joan if you require assistance with accessing the E-Learning Modules, booking courses or would like further information regarding the services provided by the Leadership and Development Foundation.