Research at Leeds Beckett
About Edmund Hewson
As Director of Distance Learning, Edmund heads up the Distance Learning Unit whose remit is to work with Schools and other services to develop our online offering to students.
Edmund joined the University in 2013. A history graduate, Edmund qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1986 but shortly moved over into accountancy education. As well as authoring numerous textbooks for BPP, Edmund ran BPP’s global professional publishing and e-learning businesses, with professional bodies in the UK and Asia and higher education institutions as clients. Also at BPP, he ran distance learning operations, worked closely with professional institutes and firms on developing the first higher level apprenticeships, managed and restructured international operations, and had oversight of group strategy.
He is a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute, a founder member of the Strategic Management Forum, and has recently joined the research committee of The Leeds Library. He is currently engaged in further study at the University in social history.