Diane is a Senior Lecturer in the Department for People and Organisations. She was Head of Department between January 2012 and October 2016.
Before joining the Open University Business School she worked at Loughborough & Lancaster Universities and completed her Doctorate in Management Learning at Lancaster University in 1991.
Since joining OUBS, she has been involved in the production and presentation of many modules at both post-graduate and undergraduate levels. These include B120, the first level one UG module in FBL and the CIPD accreditated MSc in HRM launched in 2014. She is currently a memeber of the design and writing team on the new Higher Apprenticeship degree which is being developed in partnership with the Chartered Instuitute of Management.
Diane has been involved in many research projects. She is interested in qualitative, empirical research; a central theme being how individuals make sense of work and organisations. She has recently completed a LFHE (Leadership Foundation in Higher Education) funded project looking at the experiences of Associate Deans in a variety of universities.
She is a Senior Fellow of the HEA and a Fellow of the LFHE
Management learning, education and development, HRM, organisational culture, organisational socialisation, professionals becoming managers, professional identity, management in HE, teaching and learning, educational policy and practice.
Diane is interested in all aspects of teaching and learning and the student pathway. Two of her current research interests are the changing role of the academic as a result of the move to on-line learning and the language of employability.
Diane was Associate Dean for Teaching and Learning between February. 2008 and September 2009.
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