During the five years of my tenure, we have significantly increased our student numbers from around 1500 to 14500. We have grown our postgraduate student numbers in Canterbury, built apprenticeship provision in Medway and developed our collaborative partnerships, from Hong Kong in the east to Madrid in the west, via key locations such as Sri Lanka, Dubai, Cyprus, London, Leeds, Birmingham and Manchester. We are now one of very few business schools whose income exceeds £100M. In addition, we have submitted staff to the Research Excellence Framework for the first time and been awarded the Small Business Charter.
Prior to joining Canterbury Christ Church, in February 2018, I was at Cardiff Met for fifteen years, where I rose from being a Lecturer in Information Systems to a Principal Lecturer and Head of Department for Accounting, Economics and Finance. Before that I worked in a variety of roles as a Graduate Trainee at Orange and France Télécom R&D and as a researcher at the University of Oulu in Finland. I studied at the universities of Oxford, Aston, Wales and Roehampton.
Key foci of my professional activity have been the development of students’ employability skills and the internationalisation of higher education. Together with colleagues at partner education institutions and in industry in the UK, Egypt, South Africa, Ukraine and Vietnam these have resulted in a total of £842K of project income. I have also co-authored CCCU’s Framework for Developing Enterprising and Professional Graduates and our International Strategy.