My current areas of interest are business ethics, sustainable development and critical management studies with a particular focus on pedagogy and practice in higher education. My interest in these areas informs my teaching and my research.
I teach on several undergraduate modules: ethics in business; environmentally sustainable business; alternative perspectives on business; corporate and business law and research methods. I also supervise undergraduate and post graduate dissertations.
Two recent (2013- 2014) externally funded research projects have explored ideas of global citizenship in higher education curriculum and strategies for promoting ethical understandings in undergraduate business students. A third externally funded project (2011-2014) investigated staff and student engagement with values in management education, with a specific focus on the UN Principles for Responsible Management Education.
In developing this research area further I am interested in exploring the capacity of ethics and ethics initiatives (for example codes of ethics) to challenge or reinforce neoliberal priorities in both education and more generally in organisational practice.
In addition to the responsible management education cluster I have also undertaken more practice orientated research as part of the Pedagogy Research Centre, with a focus on student engagement with feedback, dialogic feedback, and more recently, assessment literacy.
My background is in socio legal studies with a PhD that explored the globalised discourse of child labour and child rights. I am a qualified solicitor.