Mr Graham Harvey BA (Hons), Cert Ed, MA, APIOL, FHEA
Programme Director – BA Outdoor Education / Senior Lecturer
Tel: 01267 676857
Programme Director BA Outdoor Education
I am a qualified teacher with over 25 year’s experience of working in the outdoors. Having worked in all phases of education from pre-school through to post-graduate, I have managed outdoor education departments within mainstream and special schools and have extensive experience as a freelance instructor throughout the UK, Europe and Thailand.
My personal professional focus has been on the development of “alternative curriculum” opportunities and the promotion of positive resilience skills via the medium of outdoor education. With a specific interest in personal and social development through journeying, I have led expeditions in the French and Swiss Alps, Patagonia, Canada, New Zealand, Honduras, Thailand and Tanzania.
I hold BCU level 4 coaching awards in canoeing, sea kayaking and surfing, level 3 kayak and competition. Holding mountaineering and climbing qualifications, I was an active member of the British Mountaineering Council’s Youth and Training Committee and a local Mountain Rescue Team. I am a swift water rescue technician, with leader training and considerable experience of leading groups in caves and mines and mountain biking.
I am an Accredited Practitioner of the Institute of Outdoor Learning and provide mentoring for IOL members. I am also a fellow of the Higher education Academy. I achieved a distinction in my Master's degree in Outdoor Education with a dissertation on outdoor education and wellbeing
My academic interests are in the natural environment and personal and social development through outdoor education.
I lead a range of undergraduate and postgraduate modules that combine practical and theoretical aspects including: Exploring Personal Journeys, Introduction to the Natural Environment, Impacts of Outdoor Education, Discovering Outdoor Lifestyles, Making Safety Personal, Issues in Conservation, Facilitating Learning through Experience.