Dr Gordon Mellor is currently the Director of University Campus Milton Keynes, having formerly lead the University of Bedfordshire’s Business School. He started his academic career as an historian- philosopher with roots in education and sport. He has lectured on a broad range of topics both nationally and internationally. As an Olympic scholar he was closely involved in the media coverage of the London Olympic Games in 2012. He has also written and presented on the development of sporting clubs and field sports between 1760 and 1914. A champion of the student experience, Gordon is an advocate of high quality, vocationally relevant and accessible higher education provision.