Dr David Skelton
David Skelton is the Assistant Head of the Computing School and the Business School at the Eastern Institute of Technology. He has taught at undergraduate and postgraduate levels in Business and IT, and supervises Masters students in their applied research. He has built strong connections to industries in Hawkes Bay and Gisborne, assists businesses to utilise the suite of training programmes in Business and IT, and help connects EIT interns to industry placements.
David has industry experience as an IT Manager and has published research in the work-integrated learning field investigating the graduate transition, and has tracked students through their internships and out into their first careers over a number of years. He recently presented his research on international internships at the 2018 World Association of Cooperative Education Symposium in Germany.