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Tim Maxfield

Director of Business Development

Worcester Business School

Contact Details


tel: 01905 85 5284

Tim's key priority in the Business School is Business Development and Employer Engagement. He looks after the School's links with Professional Bodies and Member organisations such as the Chartered Management Institute and Federation of Small Businesses. Tim also has long experience in quality management and curriculum development and works with a range of employers in developing and adapting bespoke development programmes.

MSc Regional Economics
BA Geography

Teaching & Research

Teaching & Research

The Business Environment
Micro and Macroeconomic theory
Regional Economics: Theory and Policy 

SME development
Knowledge Transfer and the employability agenda 

Recent papers given:

Maxfield, T , Palmer, G and Parry, J (2015) ‘Employability, Skills Development and Enterprise Creation (Momentum, University of Worcester)’ Paper presented at the HEFCE Postgraduate Support Scheme Conference, 17th September 2015, University of Sheffield.

Maxfield, T , Palmer, G and Parry, J (2015) ‘Engaging employers and enterprise creation: A case study (Momentum, University of Worcester)’ Paper presented at the PEP National Dialogical Conference ' 14/15th July 2015, Kingston.

Evans, C., Maxfield, T. and Painter, R. (2013) ‘Supporting student learning through a peer mentoring scheme: an innovative utilization of alumni’. Paper presented at the 10th ALDinHE Conference on “Celebrating Learning Development”, 25-27th March 2013, Plymouth

Evans, C., Maxfield, T. and Painter, R. (2013) ‘Challenging the Perceived Value of Alumni by Developing a Peer Mentoring Scheme to Support Student Learning’ Paper presented at the SEDA@20 Celebratory Conference and Symposium’, 17-18th May 2013, Leeds

Evans, C., Maxfield, T. and Gbadamosi, G. (2014) ‘Using part-time work to support graduate employment aspirations: perceptions of employers and their implications for HEIs’. Paper presented at the HEA Annual Conference on “Preparing for learning futures: the next ten years”, 3rd June 2014, Aston

Maxfield, T. and Palmer, G (2014) 'Engagement through internships: supporting student employability in a post-1992 University' Paper presented at the SEDA Conference ' 15/16th May 2014, Newcastle.



Professional Bodies

Professional Bodies

Fellow of Higher Education Academy

Member of Chartered Management Institute, Herefordshire & Worcs branch



Evans, C., Maxfield, T., and Gbadamosi, G. (2015) ‘Using part-time working to support graduate employment : Needs and perceptions of employers’, Industry and Higher Education, Volume 29, No 4, August 2015, pp 1–10      

Evans, C., Maxfield, T. and Painter, R. (2013) ‘Challenging the Perceived Value of Alumni by Developing a Peer-Mentoring Scheme to Support Student Learning’, Educational Developments, Volume 14, Issue no. 14.3, September, pp.19-22

External Responsibilities

External Responsibilities

Member of Programme Board, Worcestershire Innovation (WINN)