David Edmundson-Bird

David is Principal Lecturer in Digital Marketing & Enterprise at Manchester Metropolitan University, where he runs a number of digital communications programmes, and is also the Associate Director for Digital Innovation.

He is Course Director for Manchester Met’s new full-time MSc Digital Marketing Communications and their part-time MSc in Digital Marketing, setting this up in 2007 and graduating nearly 300 high-profile senior professionals into the profession.

David founded Manchester Met’s Agency Life programme 5 years ago to enable students experience live work skills in the workplace very early in their course.

He has enjoyed several spells in academia as well as senior management roles in the digital sector, and even helped to set up Manchester’s second web design agency back in 1995.