Oliver Sterland

Senior Lecturer

Professional Biography

Oliver leads on several core modules which specialise in employability and academic skills within the Business and Management Faculty at Regent’s. These include Personal Impact(level 3), Academic Environment (level 4) and Personal Development Planning (level 5). He also facilitates on the campus-wide module Global Perspectives.

After gaining an MA in Online and Distance Education in 2016, Oliver was seconded to the Regents Head of Academic Practice at Regent's, Professor Mark Allinson. In this role, Oliver’s main success has been to develop an online module for the  PGCHE programme.  He mentors across the PGCHE and regularly serves on Higher Education Authority application panels. He has delivered workshops at the Regent's Learning and Teaching Conference and Forum and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Originally graduating in languages and management, Oliver has experience in a niche retail sector in the UK.  He has lived in France and Germany, teaching Business English to executives and tailoring in-company courses. He is a former Director of Studies at the English Languages Institute within Regent's University London


  • MA in Online and Distance Education, Open University
  • BA (Hons) French with Management Subsidiary, Leeds University
  • RSA DTEFLA, International House
  • RSA TEFLA, Stanton School of English

Relevant Past Employment

  • 2004 – present Lecturer, Regent's University London
  • 1999 – 2004, Director of Studies/General English teacher, Regent's Institute of Languages & Culture, Regent's University London
  • 1998 – 1999, General English Teacher, Wimbledon School of English, London
  • 1994 – 1998, Business English Teacher, Linguarama, Munich/London.
  • 1991 – 1993, Retail manager, Balloon and Kite Emporium, London

Research Interests

  • Open Educational Resources (OER) and Open Educational Practice (OEP)
  • Technology-enhanced learning
  • Activity Theory
  • Online Delivery and communication with learning forums

Professional Affiliation(s)/Accreditation

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Conference Papers Given

Enhancing Team Teaching: facilitated workshop, Regent's Learning and Teaching Conference 2017

Teaching & Course Development

  • EDU701 Introduction to Academic Practice - online delivery (PGCHE)
  • SKL4A3 Academic Environment
  • SKL3A2 Personal Impact
  • PDP5A1 Personal Development Planning II
  • SKL4A2 Research Skills
  • SKL4A1 Business Communication
  • PGCHE programme revalidation (ongoing)