I am a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Human Resource Management.
In a career spanning over 30 years, prior to becoming a full-time lecturer, I have held senior management positions in both the IT and Higher Education sectors.
I became a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy in 2010, and have recently completed a MA in Higher Education (October 2017).
I began teaching on the WBS MA HRM in 2002 when I taught on the then core module "People Management and Development" and on the "Employment Development" and "Management Development" electives. I continued to teach on these modules until 2005 and, for much of that time, combined teaching as a Visiting Lecturer with a full-time management role in another university.
I have been a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in HRM at Westminster since January 2009; leading the UG module "Sociology of Work and Industry" and MA HRM electives "Managing Change" and “Contemporary Issues in Strategic HRM” as well as contributing to the teaching of other modules at both UG and PG level.
Between 2009 and 2013 I also worked at the Hertfordshire Business School as a Lecturer in Management. There I led two UG core modules on the School's high-profile BA International Business course, on which I was also a Programme Tutor, giving me responsibility for the pastoral care and support of students on the programme.
Working in a senior management role for one University, at the same time as being a part-time member of academic staff at another gave me a unique and interesting insight into the way that HR policy and practice is received and perceived by, in this case, academic staff. This led to my developing a proposal for a small research project to examine Academic Engagement with HR policy and practice. This project was funded by the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education (LFHE), and led to the second project focusing on the extent to which Universities support academic-practitioner knowledge sharing within the institution. This project was also funded by the LFHE, and both projects were completed in partnership with Dr Kathryn Waddington.