I hold a UK citizenship and live in Scotland. In 2011 I became Emeritus Professor, Queen Margaret University (QMU). Previously, I was Associate Dean for Learning and Teaching at QMU, Head of Division and Professor of Strategic Human Resource Management at University of West of Scotland (UWS), Director of the UWS Executive MBA programme and Deputy Head of School of Computing and Mathematics at Deakin University in Australia.
My expertise is in: festivals and events, tourism, hospitality education, transformative learning and retention of employees; quality of public services and educational performance indicators; statistical modelling, econometric evaluations and mixed-method approaches to evaluations in higher education, management and labour markets; and structural adjustment in evolving economic systems. Unifying these areas of expertise is a deep interest in education and training with emphases on structural change, quality of provision, higher-education initiatives and management, student progress and career development.
- Recent Positions:
Associate Dean for Learning and Teaching, School of Business, Enterprise and Management, Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh
Head of Division of Strategic Human Resource Management, University of West of Scotland
Director, Executive MBA programme, University of West of Scotland
Deputy Head of School of Computing and Mathematics, Faculty of Science and Technology, Deakin University, Australia
- Relevant Qualifications and Recognitions
- PhD in Mathematics awarded for the dissertation Generic Bifurcations from Involutory Area Preserving Maps, published in entirety by the Memoirs of the American Mathematical Society
- Master of Commerce, University of Melbourne¸ for the dissertation Income Distribution in a Corporate Economy, subsequently published by Edward Elgar
- Graduate Diploma in Computer Science, La Trobe University
- BSc (1st Class Honours) in Mathematics from La Trobe University