Dr David Killick
About Dr David Killick
David began his professional life as an English language teacher, working in Greece, Morocco, Japan and China. Since working at Leeds Beckett his main professional passion has become internationalisation, with a particular focus on the internationalisation of the curriculum/student experience. His work on cross-cultural capability and global perspectives in the curriculum is known to many internally and in the sector. He sees internationalisation as an important driver for many of the changes which are needed to ensure the student experience does all it can to prepare students for the new realities of our globalising world. He currently holds a lead role as Leeds Beckett takes its internationalisation agenda forward through embedding the graduate attribute of a Global Outlook throughout its provision.
A significant aspect of his duties as Head of Academic Staff Development is the course leadership of the Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education, and in that capacity he works with participants from across the whole university. This breadth of contact provides insights into issues, innovations and frustrations around learning and teaching in many different subject areas, as well as fantastic networking opportunities with colleagues in all sorts of subject areas.
David's PhD explored the lived experience of UK students undertaking some form of experience overseas (exchange, placements, volunteering). He was particularly interested to focus on the 'transformational' nature of these experiences in the context of graduates as global citizens. He is now interested to explore how we might use insights into these rich sites of learning to enhance the home campus and curricula to provide similar journeys towards global citizen becoming.