Biography

I am a Lecturer in Business and Management at Keele Business School. I deliver on a range of undergraduate and postgraduate modules on our business degrees and MBA and Executive programmes as well as other postgraduate apprenticeship courses within the University.

Prior to joining the Keele, I was a Senior Lecturer in Business Technology in the Department of Operations, Technology, Events and Hospitality Management at the Manchester Metropolitan University Business School where I led an international MSc in Project Management accredited by the Association for Project Management.

I also held the position of Director of Short Courses and Commercial Activities liaising with many SME’s and larger organisations in the UK and internationally including the top 4 consultancy companies worldwide.

Since the early 90’s I have led numerous workshops, courses and programmes to include information systems, project management, business strategy, e-marketing and management, climate change and sustainability, business process re-engineering and so on.

I have a particular interest in emerging technologies in the re-design of business processes, systems theories and methodologies, people and organisations, motivation theory and teams, leadership, managing change, knowledge management and applied learning techniques, including blended learning.

I was a project manager in the pharmaceutical sector for a period of secondment, managing a major migration project across borders and significantly improving the processes within the Department and enhancing the skills and knowledge of the workforce through 70+ training courses.

Between 2006-2008 I was a guest presenter on a live weekly television broadcast reviewing emerging technologies and innovation themes.

I have advised several organisations on their business strategies and adoption of information systems and technology.

I have been a contributing member of the British Computer Society and am an affiliate member of the Chartered Management Institute.

Teaching

Undergraduate

  • Operations and Quality Management, MAN-20053
  • Employee Development HRM-30029
  • Managing International Projects MAN-30065

Postgraduate

  • Leadership MAN-40056
  • Digital Transformation and Information Management MAN-40098
  • Managing People and Organisations, MAN-40096
  • People, Work and Organisations MAN-40142

Keele Business School
Denise Coates Foundation Building
Keele University
Staffordshire
ST5 5AA
Tel: +44 (0) 1782 733109

Undergraduate enquiries:
Tel: +44 (0) 1782 734281
Email: kbs.ug@keele.ac.uk

Postgraduate enquiries:
Tel: +44 (0) 1782 734367
Email: kbs.pg@keele.ac.uk