Trevor Gerhardt completed his doctoral studies in Education at Canterbury Christ Church University. His primary research interests are professional development and transformative learning in work integrated learning and adult educational contexts.


Trevor have a keen interest in the confluence between the work by Dewey and Moon on reflection, Mezirow and Taylor on transformative learning and Berry and Klinchoe on bricolage research methodology.


He has 20 years of experience in the third sector and 10 years of experience in university academic management, teaching and research. He held an undergraduate and postgraduate program director position from 2011 to 2017.


As academic program director, he provided leadership in all academic matters and developed and implemented strategies to enhance work integrated programs and curriculum as well as new approaches to placements. 


He was the Project Lead, playing a leading role in planning and implementing business sector projects and placements and providing strategic advice and guidance on academic issues. Trevor served on the academic faculty and ethics boards. He is now a free-lance academic at Birkbeck, University of West London, Pearson College London and University of Essex Online among others. He is an external examiner for the University of Brighton and the University of Gloucestershire. Trevor has Senior Fellowship with the Higher Educational Academy and is an active member of ESREA. 





Leadership Coaching through Turbulent Times, Future Learn & Queensland University of Technology

The Online Educator, Future Learn & The Open University, UK

2012 - 2016

Professional Doctorate in Education (EdD)

Canterbury Christ Church University, Canterbury


Blended Learning Essentials: Embedding Practice, Future Learn & the University of Leeds, UK

Blended Learning Essential: Getting Started, Future Learn & the University of Leeds, UK

2009 - 2011

MA in Learning and Development

University of Brighton, Brighton

2013 - 2014

PgCert in Teaching and Learning

Canterbury Christ Church University, Canterbury


Liminal Leadership, Sarum College, UK

European Union Erasmus Intensive Program (doctoral participant), Joensuu, Finland

2005 - 2007

PgCert in Faith and Education

University of Wales, Bangor

1991 - 1995

BA in Psychology and Biblical studies
University of Port Elizabeth, Port Elizabeth


Professional Resilience, Future Learn & Deakin University                                     

The Self-Aware Coach, Future Learn & DeakinUniversity                                                                                                                    


Blended Learning Essentials: Digitally-Enriched Apprenticeships, Future Learn & UCL & University of Leeds            Teaching Entrepreneurial Thinking, Future Learn & Queensland University of Technology                                                      


Working with the Unconscious, Sarum College, UK