Leadership Roles

Throughout my academic career I have had the privilege to undertake several diverse strategic leadership roles. These are listed below, so enjoy browsing through them!

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Strategic Management Team Member  

Birmingham Business School

University of Birmingham (UK)

From 2018 To 2021

As the Business School's Senior Management Team member, I contributed to the development and implementation of the School's strategy across research, education, resources, faculty and professional services, supported the School through AACSB and EQUIS re-accreditations (awarded 5 years in February 2019 and June 2019 respectively), adaptation to online delivery due to the Covid-19 pandemic, as well as represented the School at various boards and committees

Deputy Head of Department

Department of Strategy & International Business

Birmingham Business School

University of Birmingham (UK)

From 2018 To 2018

During my term I assisted the Head of Department in the selection, recruitment and retention of academic staff in support of the delivery of the School’s various strategies. In addition, I assisted the department in developing and maintaining active networks both nationally and internationally in order to improve the Department in terms of its research and teaching visibility and standing.

Director of PhD Programmes

Department of Strategy & International Business

Birmingham Business School

University of Birmingham (UK)

From 2017 To 2018

Director of PhD Programmes

Department of Management

Birmingham Business School

University of Birmingham (UK)

From 2015 To 2017

During both of my tenures I not only lead the respective departments with meeting the School's research strategy for all REF21 related activities with regards to PGR students but also oversaw admissions and funding opportunities as well as introduced a range of innovative research related activities to develop an interactive research culture not only in the respective Departments but also in the school

Head of Department

Department of Strategy & International Business

Birmingham Business School

University of Birmingham (UK)

From 2018 To 2021

During my tenure I was responsible not only for the strategic direction, growth and performance of the department but also leading the management and development of various programmes offered at Birmingham, Singapore, Dubai and Distance Learning across different levels, positioning the department nationally and internationally within the international business and strategy fields as well as REF21. I was the first female leading the Department. 

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Founder & Chair

Responsible Research Methods Symposium

Department of Strategy & International Business

Birmingham Business School

University of Birmingham (UK)

From 2019 To 2021

As the Founder and Chair I not only designed and developed but also lead a highly innovative initiative aimed positioning the Department nationally but also internationally as a Center of Excellence within the strategy and international business fields from research methods perspective. 

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Conference Chair

45th Academy of International Business - UK&I Chapter Meeting

Department of Strategy & International Business

Birmingham Business School

University of Birmingham (UK)

From 2017 To 2018

As the conference chair I lead  the organisation of the 45th AIB-UK&I annual chapter meeting titled “International business strategies in a changing commercial and political landscape”. The goal of the meeting was not only to stimulate a lively debate and to create an environment for learning and sharing research ideas but also to position the Department and the School within the strategy and international business field nationally and internationally as a Center of Excellence.

Executive Board Member

Academy of International Business - UK&I Chapter 

From 2017 To 2018

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Co-Founder & Chair

Annual Strategy & International Business Symposium

Department of Strategy & International Business

Birmingham Business School

University of Birmingham (UK)

From 2016 To 2021

As one of the co-founders and Chair I not only designed and developed but also lead a highly innovative initiative aimed positioning

the Department nationally but also internationally as a Center of Excellence within the strategy and international business fields. 

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Co-Founder

Research Methods - Shared Interest Group

Academy of International Business

From 2016 To Present

As one of the co-founders I lead the development of scholarly engagement with regards to research methodologies within the international business filed and drive the advancement of quality, diversity and understanding of research methodologies within the Academy of International Business wider community.

Vice-President Programme

Research Methods - Shared Interest Group

Academy of International Business

From 2016 To 2020

In my role as the Vice-President Programme I played a strategic role in developing and designing research methods workshops, clinics and masterclasses for the participants of the Academy of International Business annual meetings. As part of my role, I have also co--found the Best Research Methods Paper Award at the Academy of International Business – UK&I and the Central and Easter European Chapters sponsored by the University of Birmingham (UK).

Vice-President Responsible Research Methods

Research Methods - Shared Interest Group

Academy of International Business

From 2020 To Present

In my role as the Vice-President Responsible Research Methods I not only lead the strategic relationship between the Research Methods - Shared Interest Group and the Responsible Research in Business and Management Network but also the awareness of responsible research methods within the wider Academy of International Business community. 

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Assessor/Panel Member

From 2019 To Present

The Association of MBAs (AMBA) is a global organisation founded in 1967 which focuses primarily on international business schools' accreditation and membership with regards to postgraduate management education. As an assessor and panel member I not only assess but also lead and consult on the quality of and accreditation assessments of business schools associated with AMBA accreditation.

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Working Board Member

Responsible Research in Business and Management Network

From 2020 To Present

The Working Board  of the Responsible Research in Business and Management (RRBM) is a globally and disciplinary diverse group of 20 leaders from business schools and affiliated associations. Based on the Bylaws approved in 2020, the Working Board of 20 members is elected from open nominations. In my role as the Working Board Member I work closely with various accreditation bodies (such as AACSB, EFMD & PRME) to inspire, encourage and support business schools and scholars worldwide with a successful transformation of their research toward responsible science, producing credible knowledge that is ultimately useful for addressing problems important to business and society.

Founder and Co-Organiser

Responsible Research in Business and Management on Tour Symposium

From 2020 To Present

As the Founder  and Co-Organiser of the Symposium I strategically develop and lead a number of knowledge exchange and engagement activities focused on enhancing the Responsible Research in Business and Management (RRBM) global network's vision in Higher Education institutions in Europe by influencing and supporting their scholarly activities toward responsible and credible science.The overall objective of the symposium is to advance a critical and ethical understanding of what responsible science is so that credible and trustworthy knowledge is created to address problems important to business and society (Link).

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Governor

St. Joseph's RC Grammer College 

From 2021 To Present

In my role as a Governor I work with the headteacher and senior leadership team to drive the strategic development of the school and raise standards of achievement as well as the School's Centered Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) programme (Link).

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Advisor Board Member

French Research Group on Management & Language (GEM&L)

From 2020 To Present


In my advisory capacity I strategically assist the GEM&L with its connections across research, education and the professional world in a way that it not only strengthens but also informs management education in today’s academic institutions as well as research associations.

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International Advisor Board Member

Consortium for the Advancement of Research Methods and Analysis (CARMA)

From 2022 To Present


In my advisory capacity I strategically assist the CARMA with helping faculty, graduate students and professionals learn of current developments in various areas of research methods and statistics so that the focus on research methods is not only relevant and impactful but also scientifically responsible to social science and practice. 

 

The CARMA is a non-profit unit at the Texas Tech University. CARMA was established in 1997 by Dr. Larry J. Williams (former Chairperson of the Research Methods Division of the Academy of Management and Founding Editor of Organizational Research Methods) and was located at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia from 1997-2009. From 2010-2014 CARMA was located at Wayne State University in Detroit, MI. Then, from 2014-2016 we were hosted at the University of North Dakota and from 2016-2019 we were hosted at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (USA).