Mr Tim Sydenham
Head of Planning & Analytics
Planning & Analytics
Tim heads up the Planning & Analytics Office at the University of Plymouth. His responsibilities include: institutional planning; institutional research; business intelligence, data reporting and analytics; market, competitor and applicant/student insight; student number planning; statutory returns, league tables and institutional KPIs; corporate risk management; and strategic projects. He provides advice to the University leadership on matters including strategic priorities, rankings and performance management. His former roles at the University were in strategy, research and innovation.
Tim is currently writing up a PhD thesis on the adaptive capacity of elite actors in local governance, using the local economic development infrastructure as a case study .
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.
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.