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Dr Stan Lester


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Stan Lester is a consultant, researcher and systems developer in professional and work-related education and development, and a leading expert on professional standards and qualifying processes.He has been sole principal of Stan Lester Developments since 1993, where he has completed or managed over 200 projects for professional bodies, universities, employers and government agencies in the UK, Europe and beyond.His work includes advising and supporting emerging professions to set up systems of self-regulation, as well as working with more established ones to review and revise standards, accreditation and regulatory processes.He also works on varied research and development projects concerned with systems and practices in professional, higher and vocational education.

Stanís published work spans four principal areas:professionalisation and self-regulation, work-based higher education including practitioner doctorates, professional competence, and vocational education and qualification systems.

Stan has a diploma in training management, a masterís degree in education and a doctorate in professional accreditation.He is a chartered member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and a fellow of the Society for Education and Training, and a visiting academic at Middlesex Universityís Institute of Work-based Learning.

Outside work Stan enjoys sailing, walking and photography.He is the author of Around the Island: Britain in a hundred days, a sailing travelogue (Avista Press, 2007).His current project is a walking guide to Exmoor and the Quantock Hills.



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