Alan Dunning

M.Phil, MA, LLB

  • M. Phil, De Montfort University
  • M.A., University of Huddersfield
  • LLB , Law and Business, Leeds Metropolitan University


Alan Dunning
M.Phil, MA, LLB

John M. Toothman, PhD is a member of the Board of Governors of the Intercultural Open University Foundation and serves as an External Scholar and Professor of Psychology for the Foundation.

Dr. Toothman has devoted his entire career in higher education to the cause of social change. He has received numerous excellence in teaching awards and a scholarship for Studies in Social Change from the Martin Luther King, Jr. Institute, as well as an E. I. du Pont Grant for Graduate Studies in the Social Sciences.

Dr. Toothman is a highly-respected scholar in the area of group dynamics and has authored several books including, Conducting the Experiential Group (University Press of America, 2000). At Eastern Washington University, he was one of a group of applied psychologists who conducted human communication training programs through a contractual relationship with the United States Air Force. His “Applied Psychology for Human Communications Workshop” was conducted in South Korea, the Philippines, Guam, Hawaii, Germany, England, Azores, and various Air Force Bases throughout the United States.  He received the Award of Distinction for Group Facilitation from the Military Airlift Command.

He received his PhD in Human Behavior from United States International University, his M.A. in Social Change from the Martin Luther King, Jr. School of Social Change (Crozer Foundation, Rochester, NY), and his B.S. from the University of Delaware. Dr. Toothman holds numerous certifications in psychology and psycotherapy.

Teaching Qualifications

2001 University of Huddersfield               PGCE (With QTS)

2001 English Language Centre London     Dip TEFL/TESOL

Employment Experience

April 2012- Present, Fellow, Intercultural Open University Foundation

February 2012- Present, United Nations Online Volunteer Educator

Presently volunteering my services as an online educator and course curriculum writer while re-settling my family back in the United Kingdom

2007 – February 2012, Axarquia Academia Freelance Professor (Profesor Atonomo)

Working within the Spanish state and private education sectors on a freelance consultancy basis.  Teaching subjects such as English, Business Studies, Sociology , Philosophy , Peace Keeping Studies, Educational leadership and student mentoring to a wide range of age groups and entry levels. Teaching and educational consultancy included the following projects:

January 2011- February 2012, Director of Studies (Profesor Atonomo)

Responsible for establishing an English Department within a local private school, liaising with Government departments, schools , universities corporations and other client groups. Designing learning materials assisting with advertising and promotional events. Advising on examinations criteria

November 2010-January 2011,  Cataluña Generalitat Professor

Teaching English and Business Studies within the Catalan state and private education system. Teaching a variety of age ranges and entry levels including University undergraduate students.  I also invigilated UK examinations such as Cambridge and Ed Excel and conducted interim student assessments and reports.

2009-2010, Kuwaiti Ministry of Defence Senior English Teacher

An instructor with the Kuwait Ministry of Defence, training military officers in TEFL and Peace Keeping Studies. Conducting Teacher Training.

2007-2009, Spanish Minister of Interior Freelance Professor (Profesor Autónomo)

Designing and delivering learning materials in Leadership Studies for the Guardia Civil and Local Police using English for Specific Purposes.

2006-2007, University of Huddersfield Senior Lecturer

Whilst acting as the Module leader for the MA in Bioethics and Philosophy I was responsible for the plan design, delivery and assessment of interactive materials covering the range of course subjects; medical and professional English language, law, business studies, constitution, history, ethics and philosophy. Setting and marking examinations.

2002 – 2006   Keele University Lecturer

Conducting legal and historical research, teaching law, business, & invigilating examinations. I also conducted team teaching and peer review teaching assessment.

Related Experience

Languages: English Native Speaker, Intermediate Spanish, and Basic French and German

Courses: First Aid, Inclusive E-Learning, Presenting Research, and Research Methods

I.T: MS Word, Email, Internet Explorer, Excel, PowerPoint, Endnote, and SPSS

Interests: Swimming, reading, chess, and foreign travel

Society Memberships:

  • Teachers Without Borders
  • United Nations Online Volunteer Educator
  • Society of Socio Legal Studies
  • International Police Association
  • The Royal Society of Great Britain 


Research Grant from the London School of Economics (Modern Law Review) 2002


  • Dunning. A., Maurich. M. Philosophy of Peace Keeping English, Ministerio de Interior Espana October 2011
  • Dunning, A., Doba, E, Value of Assessment Tools in Education, Cataluña Generalitat January 2010
  • Dunning, A., Entry level Assessment Techniques and Strategies, Cataluña Generalitat November 2009
  • Hill, A., Dunning, A., Mental Health Law and Ethics Masters Degree Course Module Handbook, University of Huddersfield 2006
  • Dunning, A., Ewart, M., Gilbert, K., Mc Candless, J., Health Care Rights and Ethics, Socio-Legal Studies Association, August 2006
  • Dunning, A., Price, D., Pathology Under The Microscope, Analytical Cellular Pathology News ISSN No 0260-065X
  • Dunning, A., Health Care Law Workbook, Distance Learning course materials in medical law for undergraduate and postgraduate Healthcare Professionals, Leeds Metropolitan University, March 2001
  • Dunning, A., A Report on The Disabilities Volunteer Scheme operated by Coventry University, Leeds Metropolitan University Disability Project Advisory Group, 5 May 1999