Bob Meakin

Senior Lecturer (Professional Development) and Programme Leader (Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship)

Senior Lecturer, Professional Development
Programme Leader, CMDA

Bob is University of Chester Link Tutor for Wirral University Teaching Hospital and Associate Tutor Advisor for Driving Mobility with whom CWRS have a joint delivery programme.  He is also Lead Tutor for the Mentoring and Effective Leadership modules.


Professional background: long experience in Higher Education in UK, France (University of Nice) and Saudi Arabia (King Faisal Air Academy).  Former Chief Instructor of Al-Yammah English Language Academy, associated with King AbdulAziz University in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Academic background: modern languages and applied linguistics, teaching mainly French, English as a Foreign Language and English for Specific Purposes, but also German and Italian.  Bob is a strong advocate of work-based learning in Higher Education and has been a passionate advocate of WBIS since joining CWRS in 2008.

Specific academic interests: spoken and written communication and work-based learning. Bob enjoys promoting academic progress through CWRS’s specialised work-based modules known as ‘NELMs’ (Negotiated Experiential Learning Modules).


Undergraduate & Postgraduate
  • Self Review and Negotiation of Learning
  • Skills and Approaches to Work Based Learning
  • Mentoring Learners in the Workplace
  • Strategies for Effective Leadership
  • Exit Review and Forward Planning
  • General academic skills, writing style and editing


On-going research into:

  1. Effective formative assessment in Higher Education.
  2. The development of Degree Apprenticeship programmes.

Published work

  • Developing strategies for Lifelong Learning: the Work Based and Integrative Studies Programme and its impact on the Driving Mobility Project’ in Panitsides, E. & Talbot, J. (Eds) (2016), Lifelong Leaning: concepts, benefits and challenges, New York: Nova.
  • Royal Saudi Air Force Language Laboratory Course, levels 1,2 and 3 (1986-1990)
  • Royal Saudi Navy English Language Training Course (Editor) (1990-91)
  • Royal Saudi Navy English Language Communications Manual for Divers (1991)