Daedalus e-World

fostering innovation, change & agility through technology and new media

About Daedalus

Peter has worked with an extensive range of universities and colleges in England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland and Eastern Europe as well as with key UK Governmental education agencies such as, the Higher Education Funding Council, Higher Education Funding Council for Wales, European Commission, Jisc, Higher Education Academy, QAA, QAA Scotland, Leadership Foundation for Higher Education, Becta and LSIS.

In addition to his consultancy work, he has held the following roles:

His project roles typically include Critical Friend, Expert Advisor, Evaluator, Student/Staff Mentor and Change Management Consultant and has worked in these roles in various national Jisc/HEA funded programmes, including the Jisc “Users and Innovation”, “Curriculum Design/Delivery Transformation”, “Digital Literacies”, “Assessment & Feedback” programmes and the HEA national e-learning benchmarking and Pathfinder programmes.

He supports institutions in institutional benchmarking and self-assessing performance, implementing shared services & lean, agile & "business-like" ways of working and in developing "smart partnerships" with employers. He has used this experience to drive the development of a range of benchmarking/self-review toolkits e.g. for flexible curricula, work-based learning and recognition of prior learning.

He has also been a prime mover in the setting up of education/industry partnerships, such as the Automotive College and Automotive Academy (now subsumed within the National Skills Academy for Manufacturing) and with Jaguar Land Rover’s supply chain companies and their education providers.

He also has considerable experience of working with SMEs on work-based learning and improvement programmes e.g. with the Northwest Automotive Alliance and Lincolnshire County Council. He undertook two major research studies for Jisc looking into student employability and the Higher Education Achievement Report (HEAR).

He has helped to set up the multi-agency Change Agent Network that supports student-led educational innovation, partnership and change as well as mentoring students on the Jisc Summer of Student Innovation /Edtech programmes which support students in designing and developing educational innovation products and businesses. He is also a consultant to the HEA/Leadership Foundation for Higher Education on their Changing the Learning Landscape programme which is supporting universities in bringing about and embedding change in their strategic approaches to technology in learning and teaching. Peter is also a consultant to the QAA Scotland on their Enhancement Theme programme with a focus on supporting Scottish universities in driving forward new approaches to designing and delivering flexible curricula and in adopting recognition of prior learning approaches.

He has worked internationally including in southern Africa and Eastern Europe and is actively involved with the Commonwealth Partnership for Technology Management. He participated in a research project for a Government Taskforce (led by Lord Puttnam) focused on UK educational technology export markets. He also acted as Expert Advisor on Becta’s “Fit for the Future” and CAPITAL research/vision programmes, supporting the development of a world class vision for capital investment programmes (UK Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills - Building Schools for the Future programme) as well as researching cost-benefits of ICT investments. He has also worked with a range of Government departments including the Cabinet Office, Home Office, the (then) DTI and United Nations.

As well as authoring journal articles and papers in national/international conferences, he is also the author of various books relating to the innovative use of technology, published by the Financial Times, Pitman Publishing, Routledge and Kogan Page and he has produced a range of HE sector resources e.g. the QAA Flexible Curriculum toolkit, the Jisc Technology for employability toolkit and a range of effective practice guides for higher education. His most recent book is jointly authored with Prof Peter Hartley and published by Routledge: “Business Communication: Rethinking your professional practice for the post-digital age”.

Daedalus e-World is owned and run by Peter Chatterton who undertakes consultancy services either individually, working with a network of associates or as an Associate of other consultancy organisations e.g. Atkins Management Consultancy.

Daedalus e-World has grown out of Daedalus, a sole-trading business and was set-up to provide a corporate structure due to the growth in business. It has now been operating for over 29 years.

Dr Peter Chatterton

Peter Chatterton, a chartered physicist, is a consultant and academic whose work spans higher and further education (HE/FE), Government and industry.

Descriptions of the projects he has worked on can be found on the experience page and Peter’s extensive publications are detailed on the publications page. A summary is given below:


Dr Karol Szlichcinski

Karol has over 20 years’ experience as a management consultant. He has carried out assignments in a wide range of commercial sectors and for public and voluntary sector organisations, in many countries in Western and Eastern Europe, Asia, North America and the Pacific Rim. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Business Consulting, Chartered Marketer and Chartered Psychologist. He runs his own consultancy, KS Associates.

Prof Peter Hartley

From 2003 to October 2010, Peter Hartley led the University of Bradford’s educational development unit, the Centre for Educational Development (CED). He was previously Professor of Communication at Sheffield Hallam University (SHU) where he was their first winner of a National Teaching Fellowship in 2001. He also runs his own consultancy practice.

Prof Peter Bullen

Peter is an Emeritus Professor at the University of Hertfordshire and a critical friend and consultant in the area of technology enhanced learning, process improvement and change management. He is a professional engineer and academic with over 30 years experience working in Universities, with industry and business and Universities internationally.