Teaching

For more than 20 years I have been fortunate enough to have a wide variety of teaching experiences both at the University of Sussex, Science and Technology Policy Research – SPRU (world leader in research, consultancy and teaching in the field of Science and Technology Policy) where I established and lead the postgraduate programme MSc International Management and prior to this at theUniversity of East London (Business School), Edinburgh Napier University (Business School), University of Edinburgh (School of Economics), University of Leicester (Centre for Labour Market Studies) as well as international working experience at Regents Business School (London)Schiller International University (London)Amity Business School (India), and the University of Khartoum, (Sudan).

Teaching both undergraduates and postgraduates students has been a central part of my development as an academic. Teaching UG has been gratifying not only in my efforts to introduce students to a world of critical inquiry, but also in the way in which addressing my students’ difficulties with analytical writing and thinking has revitalized and refined my own research and writing. On the other hand, teaching graduate students pedagogical and professional skills has had much of the same sort of reflective benefit: I am now more cognisant of my own teaching skills and the pedagogical tenets behind those skills. I have always received excellent evaluations in both UG and PG courses. Students generally comment positively on my teaching philosophy, class presentation, organization, fairness, and availability.