Aldwyn Cooper is a cognitive psychologist by background having studied and worked at London, Bristol, Stanford, Berkeley, the Open University, Henley Management College and the University of Glamorgan. He was a recipient of a Harkness Fellowship for two years postdoctoral study in America at Stanford and Berkeley Universities. On his return to the UK, he started the on-line learning systems at the Open University. He was recruited to the senior staff at Henley – The Management College where he developed its innovative distance learning programmes and was made Professor of Management Science and Managing Director of their learning company.
He also worked in television for ten years as managing director of Workhouse, a successful production company and as a consultant on culture change and internal communications for many blue chip companies. He has written and presented extensively on the use of technology to enhance learning and has been a member of the advisory board for the Observatory on Borderless Higher Education for more than ten years.
He became Pro Vice Chancellor and Professor at the University of Glamorgan in January 2000, led the university’s extensive, development of ‘e-learning’ and also acted as Dean of The Glamorgan Business School for eighteen months.
In January 2007 he took up the role of Principal and CEO of Regent’s College – a private, not for profit, higher education institution with a very strong global commitment. Regent’s delivers British and American programmes at Bachelors, Masters and Doctoral levels, in Business, Management, Languages, Humanities, Arts, Social Sciences, Psychotherapy, Media and Performance. The Privy Council granted the College Taught Degree Awarding Powers in July 2012 and Regent’s achieved full university title in March 2013.