Biography

I joined Keele Business School in 2011 as a Lecturer of Management having previously worked as a sessional Lecturer/Tutor at Keele. I am now School Deputy Director overseeing all teaching, learning and student experience within the school, a member of the School Leadership Team and a Senior Lecturer of Business.

I was awarded my PhD from Keele in 2011 for my work on apprenticeships and young male workers (ESRC funded). Since 2004, I have also achieved a MBA, Masters in Research (ESRC funded), Post Graduate Certificate in Organisational Change and Management Development and Post Graduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. In 2015 I was awarded Senior Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (HEA) and in 2016 Keele Excellence Award in recognition of my teaching expertise.

Prior to my career in academia, I gained extensive managerial experience, to senior management level, within food and consumer goods manufacturing industries working for large and small organisations. My expertise is within the field of European supply chain, production planning, operations and project management.

I am a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute.

Research and scholarship

My research interests are around education and learning. I regularly present at teaching and education conferences on the themes of student transitions, student engagement, internationalisation and using technology to enhance the learning experience. I also have interests in operations and supply chain management. I have published journal articles and book chapters on apprenticeships and research methods.

Successful PhD completions:
  • Yiwen Lin - The role of social capital and community leadership in post-disaster recovery practices: an ethnographic study of Minami-Sanriku after the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami.
Current PhD students:
  • Sulaiman Alfaify - Factors affecting Hospital Accreditation in Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Health Hospitals

Selected Publications

  • Oultram T. 2014. Youth Employment, Masculinity and Policy. In Contemporary Issues In Management. Hamilton L, Mitchell L, Mangan A (Eds.). (12 vols.). Edward Elgar.
  • Oultram T. 2012. Learning to become a young male worker: The reproduction of masculinity in the apprenticeship scheme.
  • Oultram T. 2012. Simulated work environments: facilitating learning within pre-apprenticeship programs. International Journal of Organizational Analysis, vol. 20(2). doi>
  • Oultram T. 2012. The production of the young male worker: controversies and contradictions.
  • Oultram T. 2012. Fresh insights into British apprenticeship schemes: A multi-perspective, multi-method approach. International Journal of Organizational Analysis, 51-67, vol. 20(1). doi>

Full Publications Listshow

Journal Articles

  • Oultram T. 2012. Simulated work environments: facilitating learning within pre-apprenticeship programs. International Journal of Organizational Analysis, vol. 20(2). doi>
  • Oultram T. 2012. Fresh insights into British apprenticeship schemes: A multi-perspective, multi-method approach. International Journal of Organizational Analysis, 51-67, vol. 20(1). doi>

Chapters

  • Oultram T. 2014. Youth Employment, Masculinity and Policy. In Contemporary Issues In Management. Hamilton L, Mitchell L, Mangan A (Eds.). (12 vols.). Edward Elgar.
  • Oultram T and Brannan M. 2012. Participant Observation. In The Practice of Qualitative Organizational Research. Cassell C and Symon G (Eds.).

Other

  • Oultram T. 2012. Learning to become a young male worker: The reproduction of masculinity in the apprenticeship scheme.
  • Oultram T. 2012. The production of the young male worker: controversies and contradictions.
  • Oultram T. 2011. Exploring the identities of the young male worker; a case study of English Apprenticeship Schemes.
  • Oultram T. 2011. "In the field": Identify work and representation during data collection.
  • Oultram T. 2010. The Making of the Modern Apprenticeship.
  • Oultram T. 2009. The production of future workers - The role of the apprenticeship scheme.
  • Oultram T. 2009. Simulated work environments: Learning to be a worker prior to being a worker.
  • Oultram T. 2009. Learning in the Small British Firm - The Role of Apprenticeships.
  • Oultram T. 2008. Is this learning? - the case of the small British Firm.

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