I have worked since
1993 as a consultant, researcher and systems developer in professional and
work-related education and development.
My work includes advising emerging professions on setting up systems
for self-regulation, as well as working
with more established ones to review and revise entry pathways, standards,
accreditation and regulatory processes.
I also work on research and development projects concerned with
systems and practices in professional, higher and work-based education,
increasingly involving digital learning.
My published work
spans four principal areas: professionalisation and self-regulation,
professional competence, work-based higher education including degree
apprenticeships and practitioner doctorates, and more recently digital
learning. I have been described as a
leading expert on professional competence as well as one of the the world’s
most important thought-leaders and most cited authors on (university-level) work-based
I have a master’s
degree in education from the University of the West of England and a
doctorate in professional accreditation from Middlesex University (based on a
real-life development project). I’m
also a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and a
fellow of the Society for Education and Training.
Outside work my
main interests are the landscape, walking and photography. In 2005 I sailed around Britain (and wrote
a book about it), and I also enjoy the occasional motorcycle trip. I currently run a walking web site for the
Exmoor region in the south-west of England.
Contact Stan at info<at>devmts.co.uk.
Stan Lester 2023