Suze Mathews


Senior Lecturer

Oxford Brookes Business School


I focus mainly on teaching and  student support particularly while students are on placement, and working with our associate  and partner colleges, both domestically and internationally.

Teaching and supervision


Modules taught

  • Introduction to People Management
  • Independent Study
  • Dissertation (UG)
  • UG Placement
  • Post Placement Learning


MA and MSc dissertations


Suze  has written a number  Management and Business policies, procedures, advisory booklets, workplace guidelines, business proposals, reports and training materials for private and public sector organisations.

Her research interests focus on using contemporary business and management theory as a method of analysing and evaluating elements in the historical past, example: total reward theory and King Alfred's defence strategy against the Danes in 9th century.


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Professional information

Memberships of professional bodies

  • Chartered Fellow - Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (now lapsed)


  • Mathews, S. (2007) 'What do learners really want from their mentors and coaches?'. Paper presented at the Eighth International Conference on HRD Research and Practice across Europe, Oxford Brookes University, June.

Further details

I am particularly focused on student employability and undergraduate placement.