Dr Matt Offord

  • Senior Lecturer in Experiential Leadership Education (Management)

Biography

Matt teaches leadership and management through experiential methods, in short learning by doing.  The main method of doing this is through 'ecopedagogy' which focuses on sustainable and responsible leadership by experiencing the impact of business decisions in the real world.  Matt's lectures often involve an element of outdoor learning where students are encouraged to look again at familiar spaces and the built environment.  Additionally, Matt is a business simulation instructor using various simulations and educational escape rooms to bring management and leadership theory to life.

 

Research interests

Matt is a member of the School's Human Resource Management and Organisational Behaviour research cluster.

Matt is a leadership scholar with an interest in postdigital ecopedagogy as an approach to teaching responsible leadership.  Matt is interested in the cultural evolution of leadership and how our ideas about it are transmitted and ammended through prestige networks and imitation. This has taken on a special interest in data and AI, and how these impact on authentic leadership with respect to the rise of the artificial in the 21st Century. From a learning and teaching perspective, Matt is very interested in games based learning and simulation.

His specific interests are:

  • Postdigital ecopedagogy
  • Imitation
  • Prestige
  • Simulation
  • Games Based Learning

Publications

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Number of items: 30.

2024

Offord, M. (2024) Don't Get Lost in the Hype: Keeping a Clear Head About Assessment After the GPT Breakthrough. Education Matters Conference 2024, Newcastle, UK, 03 July 2024.

Offord, M. , Brand, C. and Kendal, J. (2024) Prestige-biased social learning. In: Tehrani, J. J., Kendal, J. and Kendal, R. (eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Cultural Evolution. Series: Oxford handbooks. Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780198869252 (doi: 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780198869252.013.16)

Offord, M. (2024) Ecoped: Elevating Management Education for 21st-Century Responsibility, Fostering Sustainable Practices and Ethical Leadership in Management. Learning, Teaching & Student Experience Conference (LTSE 2024), Birmingham, UK, 14-15 May 2024.

Offord, M. (2024) Unlocking Inclusivity: DEI Training in Maritime Education with Educational Escape Rooms. Learning, Teaching & Student Experience Conference (LTSE 2024), Birmingham, UK, 14-15 May 2024.

Offord, M. and Kyosti, V. (2024) Welcoming AI to the Classroom: Faculty Support and Student Experience in a Business Simulation Context. AMBA & BGA Global Conference 2024, Budapest, 12-15 May 2024.

Offord, M. (2024) A bridge over troubled water: Making management education meaningful through ecopedagogy. 17th Annual University of Glasgow Learning & Teaching Conference, Glasgow, UK, 09 April 2024.

Hall, H., Lewis, T., Garcia, J., Offord, M. , Hecking, M., Neubig, C. and Gervich, C. (2024) Educational Escape Room Games - Online Conversation with Designers. [Artefact]

The Institute of Leadership, (2024) Veteran Productivity Skills. Project Report. Institute of Leadership, Birmingham, UK.

2023

Offord, M. (2023) The great outdoors. Ambition, Dec 23(69), pp. 18-21.

Offord, M. (2023) Educational technology: A postdigital social tradition. Postdigital Science and Education, (doi: 10.1007/s42438-023-00445-1) (Early Online Publication)

Ryland, A. and Offord, M. (2023) The Value of Outdoor Learning. [Audio]

Offord, M. (2023) Educational Escape Rooms in Maritime Leadership Education. 2023 BAM MKE Teaching Practice Conference, UCL, London, 7 July 2023.

Karlsson-Brown, P. , Offord, M. and Enang, I. (Eds.) (2023) Resilience in a Post-Pandemic World – Has Anything Changed? Continuity and Resilience Review. 5(2) [Edited Journal]

Karlsson, P. S. and Offord, M. (2023) Higher education during crisis: a case study on organic resilience. Continuity and Resilience Review, 5(2), pp. 185-197. (doi: 10.1108/CRR-10-2022-0030)

Karlsson, P. S. , Offord, M. and Enang, I. (2023) Guest editorial: resilience in a post-pandemic world – has anything changed? Continuity and Resilience Review, 5(2), pp. 113-115. (doi: 10.1108/CRR-07-2023-045)

Gray, M., Leeper Jr., M., Offord, M. and Porteous, R. (2023) The Growing Role of Games in Social Science Innovation. Sustaining and Scaling Impact through Commercial Routes and Gaming [Workshop] - Hope into Action: Social Sciences Impact Conference, 20-21 March 2023.

2022

Offord, M. (2022) Agent Based Modelling to Demonstrate Self-synchronisation at The Battle Of Trafalgar: A Demonstration of Computational Methods for Teaching Command and Control. In: 27th ICCRTS Information Central, Quebec City, Canada, 25-27 October 2022,

Offord, M. , Honeychurch, S. , Quinn, N. , Barr, M. and Mullen, H. (2022) The escape room: using a simple text-based game to promote business undergraduates’ digital self reliance. Journal of Learning Development in Higher Education, 23, (doi: 10.47408/jldhe.vi23.855)

Offord, M. , Gibb, A. and Quinn, N. (2022) Business Games for Environment, Sustainability and Governance (ESG). Learning Design and Education for Sustainable Development Bootcamp 2022, 24 March-20 June 2022.

Offord, M. (2022) Battle of Trafalgar - Self Organisation Demonstrator. [Artefact]

2021

Offord, M. (2021) Day1b: Cheating is inevitable in business games. [Website]

Honeychurch, S. and Offord, M. (2021) Developing a school-wide framework for blended and online learning and teaching (BOLT). Journal of Perspectives in Applied Academic Practice, 9(2), pp. 109-117. (doi: 10.14297/jpaap.v9i2.481)

Hunter, P., Mullen, H. , Offord, M. , Quinn, N. and Thompson, K. (2021) Early adoption in an agile online teaching environment: an intrapreneurial perspective. Journal of Perspectives in Applied Academic Practice, 9(2), pp. 127-136. (doi: 10.14297/jpaap.v9i2.476)

Honeychurch, S. and Offord, M. (2021) Developing a School-wide Framework for Blended and Online Learning and Teaching (BOLT). 14th Annual University of Glasgow Learning and Teaching Conference, 18 Jun 2021.

Mullen, H. , Quinn, N. , Offord, M. and Tasler, N. (2021) SoTLcast Podcast: Transitioning into HE from Private Sector. [Audio]

Honeychurch, S. , Offord, M. , Quinn, N. , Barr, M. and Mullen, H. (2021) The Co-Creation of a Digital Escape Room Designed to Develop Students’ Digital Confidence. SocMedHE21, 14 Dec 2021.

2020

Offord, M. (2020) Objections and Solutions to Online Learning. Online Learning Teaching and Student Experience (LTSE) Festival, Online Only, 15 Sep 2020.

2019

Offord, M. , Gill, R. and Kendal, J. (2019) The effects of prestige on collective performance and information flow in a strictly hierarchical institution. Palgrave Communications, 5, 4. (doi: 10.1057/s41599-018-0211-8)

2017

Offord, M. (2017) The Effects of Prestige on Collective Performance and Information Flow in a Strictly Hierarchical Situation. European Human Behaviour and Evolution Association Annual Conference, Paris, France, 6-8 April 2017.

2016

Offord, M. , Gill, R. and Kendal, J. (2016) Leadership between decks: a synthesis and development of engagement and resistance theories of leadership based on evidence from practice in Royal Navy warships. Leadership and Organization Development Journal, 37(2), pp. 289-304. (doi: 10.1108/LODJ-07-2014-0119)

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Number of items: 30.

Articles

Offord, M. (2023) The great outdoors. Ambition, Dec 23(69), pp. 18-21.

Offord, M. (2023) Educational technology: A postdigital social tradition. Postdigital Science and Education, (doi: 10.1007/s42438-023-00445-1) (Early Online Publication)

Karlsson, P. S. and Offord, M. (2023) Higher education during crisis: a case study on organic resilience. Continuity and Resilience Review, 5(2), pp. 185-197. (doi: 10.1108/CRR-10-2022-0030)

Karlsson, P. S. , Offord, M. and Enang, I. (2023) Guest editorial: resilience in a post-pandemic world – has anything changed? Continuity and Resilience Review, 5(2), pp. 113-115. (doi: 10.1108/CRR-07-2023-045)

Offord, M. , Honeychurch, S. , Quinn, N. , Barr, M. and Mullen, H. (2022) The escape room: using a simple text-based game to promote business undergraduates’ digital self reliance. Journal of Learning Development in Higher Education, 23, (doi: 10.47408/jldhe.vi23.855)

Honeychurch, S. and Offord, M. (2021) Developing a school-wide framework for blended and online learning and teaching (BOLT). Journal of Perspectives in Applied Academic Practice, 9(2), pp. 109-117. (doi: 10.14297/jpaap.v9i2.481)

Hunter, P., Mullen, H. , Offord, M. , Quinn, N. and Thompson, K. (2021) Early adoption in an agile online teaching environment: an intrapreneurial perspective. Journal of Perspectives in Applied Academic Practice, 9(2), pp. 127-136. (doi: 10.14297/jpaap.v9i2.476)

Offord, M. , Gill, R. and Kendal, J. (2019) The effects of prestige on collective performance and information flow in a strictly hierarchical institution. Palgrave Communications, 5, 4. (doi: 10.1057/s41599-018-0211-8)

Offord, M. , Gill, R. and Kendal, J. (2016) Leadership between decks: a synthesis and development of engagement and resistance theories of leadership based on evidence from practice in Royal Navy warships. Leadership and Organization Development Journal, 37(2), pp. 289-304. (doi: 10.1108/LODJ-07-2014-0119)

Book Sections

Offord, M. , Brand, C. and Kendal, J. (2024) Prestige-biased social learning. In: Tehrani, J. J., Kendal, J. and Kendal, R. (eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Cultural Evolution. Series: Oxford handbooks. Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780198869252 (doi: 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780198869252.013.16)

Edited Journals

Karlsson-Brown, P. , Offord, M. and Enang, I. (Eds.) (2023) Resilience in a Post-Pandemic World – Has Anything Changed? Continuity and Resilience Review. 5(2) [Edited Journal]

Research Reports or Papers

The Institute of Leadership, (2024) Veteran Productivity Skills. Project Report. Institute of Leadership, Birmingham, UK.

Conference or Workshop Item

Offord, M. (2024) Don't Get Lost in the Hype: Keeping a Clear Head About Assessment After the GPT Breakthrough. Education Matters Conference 2024, Newcastle, UK, 03 July 2024.

Offord, M. (2024) Ecoped: Elevating Management Education for 21st-Century Responsibility, Fostering Sustainable Practices and Ethical Leadership in Management. Learning, Teaching & Student Experience Conference (LTSE 2024), Birmingham, UK, 14-15 May 2024.

Offord, M. (2024) Unlocking Inclusivity: DEI Training in Maritime Education with Educational Escape Rooms. Learning, Teaching & Student Experience Conference (LTSE 2024), Birmingham, UK, 14-15 May 2024.

Offord, M. and Kyosti, V. (2024) Welcoming AI to the Classroom: Faculty Support and Student Experience in a Business Simulation Context. AMBA & BGA Global Conference 2024, Budapest, 12-15 May 2024.

Offord, M. (2024) A bridge over troubled water: Making management education meaningful through ecopedagogy. 17th Annual University of Glasgow Learning & Teaching Conference, Glasgow, UK, 09 April 2024.

Offord, M. (2023) Educational Escape Rooms in Maritime Leadership Education. 2023 BAM MKE Teaching Practice Conference, UCL, London, 7 July 2023.

Gray, M., Leeper Jr., M., Offord, M. and Porteous, R. (2023) The Growing Role of Games in Social Science Innovation. Sustaining and Scaling Impact through Commercial Routes and Gaming [Workshop] - Hope into Action: Social Sciences Impact Conference, 20-21 March 2023.

Offord, M. , Gibb, A. and Quinn, N. (2022) Business Games for Environment, Sustainability and Governance (ESG). Learning Design and Education for Sustainable Development Bootcamp 2022, 24 March-20 June 2022.

Honeychurch, S. and Offord, M. (2021) Developing a School-wide Framework for Blended and Online Learning and Teaching (BOLT). 14th Annual University of Glasgow Learning and Teaching Conference, 18 Jun 2021.

Honeychurch, S. , Offord, M. , Quinn, N. , Barr, M. and Mullen, H. (2021) The Co-Creation of a Digital Escape Room Designed to Develop Students’ Digital Confidence. SocMedHE21, 14 Dec 2021.

Offord, M. (2020) Objections and Solutions to Online Learning. Online Learning Teaching and Student Experience (LTSE) Festival, Online Only, 15 Sep 2020.

Offord, M. (2017) The Effects of Prestige on Collective Performance and Information Flow in a Strictly Hierarchical Situation. European Human Behaviour and Evolution Association Annual Conference, Paris, France, 6-8 April 2017.

Conference Proceedings

Offord, M. (2022) Agent Based Modelling to Demonstrate Self-synchronisation at The Battle Of Trafalgar: A Demonstration of Computational Methods for Teaching Command and Control. In: 27th ICCRTS Information Central, Quebec City, Canada, 25-27 October 2022,

Artefact

Hall, H., Lewis, T., Garcia, J., Offord, M. , Hecking, M., Neubig, C. and Gervich, C. (2024) Educational Escape Room Games - Online Conversation with Designers. [Artefact]

Offord, M. (2022) Battle of Trafalgar - Self Organisation Demonstrator. [Artefact]

Audio

Ryland, A. and Offord, M. (2023) The Value of Outdoor Learning. [Audio]

Mullen, H. , Quinn, N. , Offord, M. and Tasler, N. (2021) SoTLcast Podcast: Transitioning into HE from Private Sector. [Audio]

Website

Offord, M. (2021) Day1b: Cheating is inevitable in business games. [Website]

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Grants

Grant

Description

Amount

Innovation Audit 2024

Funding for the development and commercialisation of educational escape rooms for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion training in the maritime industry£35000

Chancellor's Fund 2023 - 2025

The Ecopedagogy Teaching Project: Creating Sustainable and Affordable Impact for Future-Oriented Leaders  £1500 

Aspect Innovation Fellowship 2023

Development and evaluation of escape room games for teaching in maritime education£8000 

ASBS Research Reinvigoration Fund 2022

Research into free-riding in group work in business education

£2000

Supervision

Matt is interested in supervising in the following fields:

  • Ecopedagogy
  • Postdigital Ecopedagogy
  • Experiential Learning Theory
  • Outdoor Learning
  • Digital business education
  • Pedagogy of simulation
  • Cultural Evolution
  • Gabriel Tarde
  • Post heroic leadership
  • Evolution of leadership
  • Mazid, Tasfia
    The Role of Paradoxical Leadership in Influencing Followers to Deal with Multiple Contradictory Demands'

Matt currently supervises three PhD students studying paradoxical leadership, post-heroic leadership and emotional intelligence.  Matt has also supervised undergraduate Business & Management students and MBA students.

Teaching

Matt is a Senior Fellow of Recognising Excellence in Teaching (RET) and Certified Management and Business Educator (CMBE).  He is the School academic lead for Technology Enhanced Learning and Teaching (TELT) and AI. As an Associate Director of Learning and Teaching, with a focus on scholarship, Matt supports other teaching focused academics to publicise their work and develop teaching focused careers. He also mentors early career learning and teaching academics and PhD tutors.

Matt specialises in the use of experiential learning theory in outdoor learning, serious games, simulations and case teaching.  He teaches at undergraduate and postgraduate level, and has delivered executive education around the world. Matt has published research on the use of educational escape rooms and also works with business partners to use escape rooms in learning development programmes.

 

 

 

 

Professional activities & recognition

Prizes, awards & distinctions

  • 2024: Shortlisted for the Best Innovation Strategy Award (Association of MBAs and Business Graduates)
  • 2023: Shortlisted for the Innovation in Business Education Award 2023 by QS Reimagine Education 10th Anniversary Edition (QS)
  • 2023: Distinction in MSc (Digital Education) (University of Edinburgh)
  • 2021: Distinction in Post Graduate Certificate of Academic Practice (University of Glasgow)

Research fellowships

  • 2023 - 2023: Aspect Innovation Fellow
  • 2016 - 2017: RN Hudson Fellow (Oxford University)
  • 2010 - 2017: RN Defence Fellow

Editorial boards

  • 2022 - 2023: Continuity and Resilience Review (Special Edition)

Professional & learned societies

  • 2023: Member, British Academy of Management
  • 2022: Senior Fellow, Recognising Excellence in Teaching (RET)
  • 2020: Certified Management and Business Educator, Chartered Association of Business Schools
  • 2017 - 2024: Fellow, The Institute of Leadership

Selected international presentations

  • 2024: AMBA and BGA Global Conference (Budapest)
  • 2022: 27th International Command and Control Research and Technology Symposium (Quebec City)

Additional information

Matt is a former naval officer with 30 years experience, much of it at sea.  He served as a submarine officer and later as mine warfare and clearance diving officer.  On leaving the Royal Navy in 2018, Matt worked as a freelance training consultant, working with prestigious consultancies, like Kaplan as well as blue chip companies, such as Babcock International Group and social enterprises like Police Now.  All of this experience was data and technology led and heavily team-based.