Dr Charles Smith
Dr. Charles Smith is Head of Curriculum and Quality in Swansea School of Education at Swansea Metropolitan University. His research specializes in comparative politics and economics of Wales and Catalonia, education, training and employment. He completed his Doctoral Thesis with the School in December 2002, entitled ‘The influence of regional political institutions on economic development: Welsh perceptions and Catalonian comparisons’.
He has contributed to the Encyclopaedia of Business in Today's World and often broadcasts on regional television and radio in an 'expert' role on economic and political matters.
Smith has national standing as an examiner and curriculum developer. He is a former chief examiner with the International Baccalaureate Organisation and has undertaken teacher training in countries spanning the five continents. He has also been a consultant for the UK government's Qualifications and Curriculum Development Agency (QCDA), an adviser to the Welsh Assembly Government (member of the Wales Employment Advisory Panel) and a member of the economic council of Britain in Europe.