Professor Danny Saunders OBE

Professor Emeritus Danny Saunders BA(hons); PGCED; MSc; PhD; CPsychol

Visiting Professor

E-mail: dannysaunders1@outlook.com


Research and scholarship facilitator

QAA Review Manager and  Education Consultant; Former lecturer in Psychology and Education and then Head of Lifelong Learning at the University of Glamorgan;  Former Welsh Government Adviser.

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Member of the British Psychological Society and Chartered Psychologist

Governor of ACT Training

Governor of Cardiff and the Valle College

Governor of St Cyres School

Widening access, work based learning, lifelong learning, educational innovation

The development of widening access policy as well as new teaching and learning methods which widen access and increase participation in higher education. I have supervised 15 PhDs and 4 MPhils and examined a further nine PhDs. Research reviews have been completed for the Irish and Canadian Social Science and Humanities Councils as well as the Hong Kong Institute of Education. Current peer reviewing includes the Journal of Active Learning in Higher Education.

Lifelong Learning, work based learning, case study writing, educational development

Case study writing

Impact analysis

Quality assurance and enhancement in higher education

Workshop facilitation

Conference organising

Published output includes over 100 articles, chapters and edited books on widening access, student centred learning, assessment methods, simulation gaming, mentoring, and coaching.

Books

 

O’Sullivan T, Hartley J, Saunders D, and Fiske J (1983) Key Concepts in Communication Studies  Methuen: London

O’Sullivan T, Hartley J, Saunders D, Montgomery M and Fiske J (1994) Key Concepts in Communication and Cultural Studies 2nd Edition:  Routledge:  London

Crookall D and Saunders D (eds) (1988)  Communication and Simulation:  from two fields to one theme   Multilingual Matters and Sage:  Clevedon and London

Saunders D, Coote A, and Crookall D (eds) (1988)  Perspectives on Games and Simulations Vol. 13:  Learning from Experience  Sagset: Loughborough University

Crookall D, Klabbers J, Coote A, Saunders D, Cecchini A, and Piane A (1988) Simulation/Gaming in Education and Training  Pergamon:  Oxford

Saunders D and Race P (eds) (1992)  Developing and Measuring Competence  Kogan Page:  London

Saunders D and Brunsdon P (eds) (1992)  The New Agenda for Further and Higher Education in Wales  University of Glamorgan 

Percival F, Lodge S and Saunders D (1993) (eds)  Developing transferable skills:  The Simulation and Gaming Yearbook 1993  Kogan Page:  London

Armstrong R, Percival F and Saunders D (eds) (1994)  Interactive learning:  The Simulation and Gaming Yearbook 1994  Kogan Page:  London   

Saunders D  (ed) (1994)  The Complete Student Handbook   Blackwell:  Oxford

Saunders D (ed) (1995)  Applications of Simulations and Games to Business: the Simulation and Gaming Yearbook Volume 3  Kogan Page:  London 

Saunders D, Percival F and Vartiainen M (eds) (1996)  Enhancing Quality Through Simulations and Games:  the Simulation and Gaming Yearbook Volume 4  Kogan Page:  London

Rolfe J , Saunders D and Powell T (eds) (1998) The International Simulation and Gaming Research Yearbook Volume 6: Simulations and Games for Emergency and Crisis Management    Kogan Page: London

Saunders D and Severn J (eds) (1999) ) The International Simulation and Gaming Research Yearbook Volume 7: Simulations and Games for Policy and Planning      Kogan Page: London

Smalley N and Saunders D (eds) (2000) The International Simulation and Gaming Research Yearbook Volume 8: Simulations and Games for Transition and Change      Kogan Page: London

Saunders D, Payne R Jones H Mason A and Storan J (eds) (2003) Attracting and Retaining Learners: policy and practice perspectives    FACE: London

Saunders D, Brosnan K, Walker M, Lines A, Storan J and Acland T (eds) (2004) Learning Transformations: changing learners, porganisations and communities    FACE: London

Acland T, Samuel J, Saunders D and Storan J (eds) (2005) Access, Retention and Employability: transforming higher education   FACE: London

Hudson T, Abramson M, Acland T, Braham J, Hill M, Lines A, McLinden M, Saunders D and Storan J (eds) (2006)   Towards a global understanding of lifelong learning: making a difference    London: FACE

 

Abramson M, Acland T, Hill M, Hudson T, Jones P, Kop R, Lines A, Saunders D, Storan J and Trotman C (eds) (2007)  Transformation, progression and hope: whatever happened to lifelong learning    London: FACE

 

Saunders D (2008)  The Learning Coaches of Wales  Welsh Assembly Government: Cardiff

 

Saunders D Hodgson L and Furlong C (2010)  Adult and Community Learning in South Wales     HEA And Escalate: University of Bristol

 

Hill M, Hudson A, Jones P, Renton R Saunders D and Storan J (2013)  Widening Access to Higher Education in Divided Communities   FACE: UEL

 

Chapters

Coote A, Crookall D and Saunders D (1985)  Making computer simulations more human in M. van Ments and k Kearnden (eds)  Perspectives on Games and Simulations Vol 10  Sagset:  Loughborough University

Coote A, Saunders D and Crookall D 91986)  Bargaining and negotiation within a business investment context:  the BANBIC game  in D. Craig and Martin A (eds)  Perspectives on Games and Simulations Vol 11  Sagset:  Loughborough University

Crookall D, Coote A and Saunders D (1987)  The simulation game, in A Fitzsimmons and D Thatcher (eds)  Perspectives on Games and Simulations Vol 12 Sagset:  Loughborough University

Crookall D, Oxford R, Saunders D and Coote A (1987) Island Escape in Saunders D, Crookall D, and Coote A (eds) Learning from Experience  Sagset:  Loughborough

Coote A, Saunders D, Crookall D, and Oxford R (1988)  Management negotiated decisions simulation in Training and Management development Methods Volume 1  MCB University Press

 

Versluis E B, Saunders D and Crookall D (1988) Computerised simulation as mediator of language, in Crookall D and Saunders D (eds) (1988)  Communication and Simulation:  from two fields to one theme  Multilingual Matters and Sage:  Clevedon and London

Crookall D, Oxford R, Saunders D and LaVine R (1988) Our multicultural global village: foreign languages, simulations and network gaming in Crookall D and Saunders D (eds) (1988)  Communication and Simulation:  from two fields to one theme Multilingual Matters and Sage:  Clevedon and London

Saunders D and Turner D (1989)  Gambling in games  in  J Klabbers (ed)  Simulation-gaming:  On the improvement of Competence in dealing with Complexity Uncertainty and Value Conflicts  Pergamon Press:  Oxford

Saunders D and Crookall D (1989) Exploring career hierarchies:  the Promotions Game in Miller A (ed)  Perspectives on Gaming and Simulation Vol 14  Sagset:  Loughborough University

Saunders D and Miller A (1990)  The Promotions Game in :  Not favours…Just Opportunities:  equal opportunities and the world of work, an active learning resource for schools  School Curriculum Industry Partnership:  Warwick

Saunders D (1991) A simulation workshop for staff development and vocational guidance in R Winterburn  Realising Human Potential  Kogan Page:  London

Saunders D (1993) Some problems with assessment   in     Innovation Assessment in Higher Education  University of  Wales:  Bangor

Saunders D and Brown S (1993)  An interactive keynote on transferable skills, in Percival F, Lodge S and Saunders D (eds) Simulation and Gaming Yearbook 1993  Kogan Page:  London

Wilson M and Saunders D  (1994)  Initial experiences of student tutoring  in Foot H C et al (eds)  Group and Interactive Learning  Computational Mechanics Publications:  Massachussetts and Southampton

Saunders D and Race P (1994)  Giving Presentations in Saunders D (ed)  The Complete Student Handbook  Blackwell:  Oxford

Saunders D and King E (1995)  the Jigsaw Induction Activity in Saunders D (ed) Simulations and Games for Business  Kogan Page: London 

Saunders D and Powell T (1998) Developing a European Media Simulation through new information technologies, in Rolfe J et al   The International Simulation and Gaming Research Yearbook Volume 6: Simulations and Games for Emergency and Crisis Management    Kogan Page: London

Saunders D and Kingdon R (1998) Establishing student tutoring within a higher education curriculum through the theme of personal and professional development, in Goodlad S (ed)   Mentoring and tutoring by students     Kogan Page: London

Richards L, Hutchings T and Saunders D (1999)   Strategic planning in higher education institutions: the role and development of information strategies, in Saunders D and Severn J (eds)  The International Simulation and Gaming Research Yearbook Volume 7     Kogan Page: London

Humphreys R and Saunders D (2000) Beyond rhetoric in lifelong learning, in Daugherty R, Philips R. and Rees G (ed)  Education Policy in Wales: Explorations in Devolved Governance. University of Wales Press: Cardiff

Smalley N, Saunders D and Hodson P (2002) Linking Universities and Schools through an internet simulation, in Boyle M and Smith Y (eds)  Employability: the role of games, simulations and case studies     SAGSET: University of Leeds

Payne R R, Saunders D and Jones C (2005)  Engaging learners in a socially deprived area: the Llynfi Valley project, in Acland T, Samuel J, Saunders D and Storan J (eds) Access, Retention and Employability: transforming higher education   FACE: London

Watkins C Payne R R and Saunders D M (2007) Meeting! Partnership! … Action? In Abramson et al (eds)  Transformation, Progression and Hope: whatever happended to lifelong learning   FACE: London

Payne R R, Addicott K and Saunders D (2008) Creating and managing partnerships with the voluntary sector: examples from South East Wales    in  Tallantyre F et al (eds) Work Based Learning – workforce development connections, frameworks and processes    Higher Education Academy : York

Addicott K J, Payne R R and Saunders D M (2009) HE and the needs of voluntary sector work based learning in Wales: case studies from the voluntary sector   in   Acland T et al (eds)  Challenging isolation: the role of lifelong learning    FACE: University of East London

Graves S, Payne R R and Saunders (2011) Exploring catalysts and triggers in lifelong learning: a review of the literature  in  Jones P et al (eds)  Which way now to widening participation   FACE: University of East London

Saunders D, Blackey H, Heffernan B, Jones C, Lloyd C, Paddison B Sweet K and Pritchard J (2013)  Staff perceptions of learning and teaching within a further and higher education partnership in Hill M et al (eds)  Widening Access to Higher Education in Divided Communiites   FACE: UEL

Journal Articles

 

Saunders D and Wookey P E (1980)  Behavioural analyses of gambling  Journal of Behavioural Psychotherapy  8 1-6

Saunders D (1981)  The late betting phenomen in relation to type of bet and type of race  Journal of Behavioural Psychotherapy  9 330-337

Stark G, Saunders D and Wookey P E (1982)  Differential effects of red and blue coloured lighting on gambling behaviour   Current Psychological Research 2 95-100

 

Saunders D (1983) Gambling in Wales:  the case of off-course betting  Welsh Journal of Business and Administration 4  32-42

Saunders D (1983) Teaching communication studies by way of invented crisis within an artificial media situation  Simulation/Games for Learning  15 (1)  3-16

Saunders D (1985) Reluctant participants in role play situations:  stage fright or bewilderment?  Simulation/Games for Learning 15 (1)  3-16Saunders D (1986)  Drama and simulation:  a soap opera game that illustrates dramaturgical perspectives in communication studies  Journal of Simulation and Games 17 (1)  75-99

Crookall D, Martin A, Saunders D and Coote A (1986)  Four types of computer simulation  Journal of Simulation and Games  17 (3)  345-375

Crookall D, Martin A, Coote A and Saunders D (1986)  Control and interaction in computerised simulations  Social Science Microcomputer Review 4 (2)  149-164

Saunders D and Turner D (1987)  Gambling and Leisure:  the case of racing  Leisure Studies 6 281-299 

Crookall D, Oxford R and Saunders D (1987)  Towards a reconceptualisation of simulation:  from representation to reality  Simulation/games for Learning  17 (4)  147-171 

Saunders D (1988) Three aspects of simulation games for training  Training Officer  24 (5) 134-140

Hornby T and Saunders D (1989)  Using the Simplex game format to examine current issues in the life of applied psychology  Educational and Child Psychology 6 (3)  75-94 

Saunders D (1990)  The assessment of prior experimental learning  Simulation/Games for Learning 20 (1)  76-85

Turner D and Saunders D (1990)  Medical relabelling in Gamblers Anonymous:  the construction of an ideal member  Small group Research  21  (1)  59-77 

Saunders D and Gunn R (1990)  The assessment and evaluation of simulation/gaming  Simulation/Games for Learning 20 (2)  215-234 

Saunders D (1991)  Exercises in communication  Simulation/Games for Learning  21(2)  186-200

Ahmad R, Saunders D and Taylor J (1991)  Using simulation in Building Courses:  a case study  Simulation/Games for Learning 21 (4) 328-340

Saunders D (1992) Profiling in higher education   Journal of the National Association for Staff Development  26  51-58

Saunders D and Buckingham-Hatfield S (1992) Community enterprise and higher education  Journal of Further and Higher Education  16  (2)  50-59 

Saunders D (1992)  Peer tutoring in higher education  Studies in Higher Education  17  (2)  211-219

 

Saunders D (1994) Accidental involvement in simulation gaming  Simulation and Gaming  25(2)  245-252

Brown S and Saunders D (1995)  The challenges of modularisation  Innovations in Education and Training International  32(2)  96-105 

Saunders D and Gaston K  (1996) An investigation in evaluation issues for a simulation training programme  British Journal of Educational Technology  27(1)  15-24 (A)

Saunders D, Kingdon R and King E (1997 The National Record of Achievement: implications for higher education  Educational Research  39 (1) 87-98 

Saunders D and Gibbon M (1998)  Peer assisted supplemental support: a case study    Journal of Tutoring and Mentoring 5 (3) 3-13

Saunders D,  and Hamilton D  (1999) A twinning model for staff development   Innovations in Education and Training International  36 (2)   118 – 128

Hutchings T and Saunders D (2001) Curriculum methodology: a case study in large scale curriculum development    Active Learning in Higher Education 2 (2) 143-163

Hodson P, Connolly M and Saunders D (2001) Can computer-based learning support adult learners?   Journal of Further and Higher Education 25 (3) 325-335

Smalley N, Graff M and Saunders D (2001) A revised computer attitude scale for secondary students   Educational and Child Psychology   18 (3) 47-57

Hodson P, Saunders D and Stubbs G (2002) Computer assisted assessment: staff viewpoints on its introduction within a new university     Innovations in Education and Training International   39 (2) 145-152

Smalley N and Saunders D (2002)  The development of an internet simulation for adults into a widening access initiative     Journal of Vocational Education and Training 53 (3) 355-372

Smalley N Saunders D and Hodson P (2002) An internet based journalism simulation for universities and schools    Journal of Simulation Gaming 33 (1) 89-93

Halapi M and Saunders D (2002) Language teaching through role play: a Hungarian view   Journal of Simulation Gaming   33 (2) 169-179

Saunders D Wyn-Lewis E Jones A and Watkins-Hughes P (2003)  Public broadcasting and social action campaigns: a case study for informal learning   Widening Participation and Lifelong Learning 5 (1)  18-24

Balassa K, Bodoczky C and Saunders D (2003)   An impact study of the national Hungarian Mentoring project in English Language training   Mentoring and Tutoring   11 (3)   307-321

 

Mercer J and Saunders D (2004) Accommodating change: the process of growth and development amongst a mature student population    Research in Post-compulsory Education 9 (2) 283-300

Saunders D,  Brake, M. Griffiths, M. and Thornton R (2004)  Access, astronomy and science fiction  Journal of Active Learning   5 (1) 27-42

Morgan A, Saunders D and Turner D (2004) Community Consortia and post-compulsory education; a local approach to local problems    Journal of Vocational Education and Training  56 (2)

Wakely K and Saunders D (2004) A tracking analysis of compact students within level 1 of their higher education programmes   Journal of Post-Compulsory Education 9 (1) 47-62

Saunders D; Wyn Lewis E and Andrews J (2005)  Informal learning through the internet: a learning journey through the world of rugby    Research in Post Compulsory Education  10  (2)  199-210

Saunders D; Adams H and Jones G (2005)   Four stages of lifelong learning: an institutional case study from Wales    Lifelong Education and Libraries   5  135- 141

Saunders D, Payne R and Davies L (2007) Partnership working via community consortia: a higher education perspective    Journal of Adult and Continuing Education  13  (1) 88 – 100

Kloep M, Hendry L and Saunders D (2009) A new perspective on human development    Proceedings of the Conference of the International Journal of Arts and Sciences (Malta)

 

Swaffield L, Egan D and Saunders D (2013) Improving English and Mathematics attainment in the heads of the valleys      Bevan Foundation Review 22 (Spring) 21-24

 

Saunders D, Marshall H, Cowe F Roger A and Payne R (2013) The emergence of the Universities Heads of the Valleys Institute: a case study   Journal of Adult and Community Education 19 (1) 76-100

Edwards K, Merrill-Glover K, Payne R and Saunders D (2013) Creating a model for work-based learning in a post industrial region    Higher Education, Skills and Work-based Learning 3 (2) 107-117.

 

Popular Articles/Newsletters

Saunders D (1983)  Journalism and Psychology    Bulletin of the British Psychological Society 36  386-387

Saunders D and Turner D (1987) Observations of betting offices and gambling bars within South Wales  Gambling Newsletter  10/11 1-10 

Saunders D (1987)  More than a game   Business Education Today  12 (12) 16-20

Saunders D (1988)  Playing for Promotion   Business Education Today  14 (4)

Turner D and Saunders D (1988)  Ethnographic observations of Gamblers Anonymous  Gambling Newsletter 13 1-5  (B)

Saunders D (1990) Niko:  the Dutch Institute for Gambling Research  Gambling Newsletter (16)  40-48

Saunders D (1993)  Editorials for the New Academic Issue 3 (1) (2) and (3)

Saunders D (1998) Old and new learning     Professorial Inaugural Lecture Series, University of Glamorgan