Mr Timothy Sydenham
School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences (Faculty of Science and Engineering)
Tim heads up the Planning & Analytics Office at the University of Plymouth.
The Planning & Analytics Office enables the University to formulate, implement and evaluate its strategy by informing strategic decisions, advising on strategic actions, and enabling strategic planning and change.
Its remit covers: strategic planning; institutional research; data analytics and business intelligence; market, competitor and applicant/student insight; student number planning; statutory returns; league tables, rankings and performance against institutional KPIs; corporate risk management; sector policy and the external environment; governance; transformation and strategic projects.
Tim has worked in higher education, government and the private sector in a variety of leadership, strategy, data and research roles. He specialises in helping (quasi-)public sector organisations adapt to increasingly marketised environments. He has led cities and regions through strategy development exercises, set up major public-private investment programmes, and co-designed the London 2012 Olympic & Paralympic Games economic programmes. He led the Strategy and Research consulting arm of a FTSE100 company, and began his career in policy and project management roles. He is experienced in PRINCE2 project management, MSP programme management, and 5 CASE MODEL business case development.
Tim is currently writing up a PhD thesis on the adaptive capacity of elite actors in local governance.
University of Plymouth
PhD in Human Geography, ongoing
University of Sussex
BA (First Class Honours) in English, 1999
MSP - programme management, 2014
5 CASE MODEL - business case development, 2009
PRINCE2 - project management, 2003
Tim is currently studying part-time for a PhD in Human Geography. His research is in the adaptive capacity of elite actors in local governance, and uses the local economic development infrastructure as a case study. His research is supervised by Professor Ian Bailey and Professor Geoff Wilson.