James Derounian, BSc (Hons) MPhil MRTPI FHEA FILCM, is a National Teaching Fellow and Principal Lecturer at the University of Gloucestershire. Derounian's teaching and action research interests relate to active and blended learning approaches, local governance, rural social issues and community engagement. He is an experienced external examiner, currently working for the National University of Ireland's BSc in Rural Development.
Derounian has undertaken consultancies for international (Romanian Historic Monuments' Commission), national (Carnegie UK Trust) and local (Oxfordshire Rural Community Council) organisations. He is particularly skilled at facilitating learning for part time, mature and distance learning.