Ed is Impact & Knowledge Exchange Manager for the Faculty of Arts & Humanities, a role that he has held since October 2021. He provides leadership on operational support for the Faculty's integrated research impact, community engagement and knowledge exchange agendas, with the aim of shaping and sustaining the public impact of the Faculty's research to deliver positive societal change.
Ed has been at King's since October 2018, initially as Manager of the Arts & Humanities Research Institute. Prior to joining King's, he was Deputy Head of Public Engagement at the University of Bath where he worked at both strategic and operational levels to embed a culture of engaged research across the university.
Ed has over 15 years' experience of community engagement work across the public, voluntary and higher education sectors and recently graduated as a Fellow of the Westminster Abbey Institute. He holds a Doctorate in Education from the University of Bath investigating engaged education and research activities and is co-author of the Handbook of Authentic Learning (Routledge, 2020). Ed has researched the transformative effects of participatory research approaches on the professional identities of academics, charity workers and volunteers, exploring how transformations enhance or delimit social impact.
Ed also holds a BA (Hons) (First Class) in Journalism, Film & Broadcasting (Cardiff University); MA (Hons) (Distinction) in Mass Communications (University of Leicester); MSc (Hons) (Distinction) in Voluntary & Community Sector Studies (Birkbeck, University of London); and a PGDip in Local Government Management (University of Warwick).