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Dr Phil Swan

Dr Phil Swan

Business Development Manager - College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

+44 (0)29 2087 4638
21-23 Senghennydd Road, Cathays, Cardiff, CF24 4AG


Phil is the Business Development Manager within the CPD Unit and the principal liaison between the CPD Unit and the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.

His role includes supporting colleagues in the development and delivery of flexible CPD offerings, including short courses through to standalone postgraduate modules, as well as monitoring, collating and reporting on data in relation to CPD activity.

He is passionate about working with the academic departments to help disseminate the wealth of knowledge and expertise we have within the University to private, public, and third sector organisations through practical, engaging and impact-focused training programmes.


I joined the CPD Unit having previously worked in an international development role at Swansea University working throughout the Middle East, as well as China and Russia. Before this, I worked in industry-facing business engagement roles at Cardiff University and Aberystwyth University, as well as the University of Bedfordshire, where he oversaw the Luton Higher Level Skills project.

I have a first-class degree in Business Management from the University of Chester, a Master’s degree in Strategic Entrepreneurship from Southampton University, and a doctorate from the University of South Wales. My doctoral research was sponsored by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) and examined the behavioural characteristics of Generation Z entrepreneurs in Wales.