About

My name is David Mossley and once upon a time I taught philosophy at the University of Durham and Birkbeck College, University of London. Later I moved into the realm of learning and teaching development at the Subject Centre for Philosophical and Religious Studies, part of the Higher Education Academy. Latterly I was Senior Advisor for the subject centre network and Academic Lead for On-Line Learning there; I led a successful multi-million-pound project in the development of open practice and open resources in higher education.

I ran my own consultancy business from 2012-15 and developed particular insights into the processes, pressures and problems of change management where the values of organisations may be most severely tested. My consultancy work involved clients across the UK, helping to improve the way large organisations think about their needs, processes and systems in contexts that are ethically demanding. On the side I was a private tutor in philosophy and business studies.

I have published on a number of education topics, the environment and philosophy (see below). I occasionally writes fiction.

I am currently a policy civil servant in the Department for Education. I am also a trustee and board member of Rochdale and District Mind, the mental health charity.


When not at work, I enjoy photography, writing fiction, and running marathons very slowly (perhaps ‘enjoys’ isn’t the right word for that). You can find more about my self-published fiction on Amazon.


Selected Professional Publications