Pippa Weston

Senior Lecturer (CWRS); Associate Tutor Advisor to Mountbatten Institute

Pip Weston has been a senior lecturer since 1992.  In 2003, Pip joined the University of Chester as a Senior Lecturer in Business in Chester Business School in 2003.  In line with her research interests, Pip transferred to the Centre for Work Related Studies in 2015.

Qualifications

MSc Business Information Technology., PG Diploma Business Information Technology, PG Certificate in HE, BA Secretarial Studies

Overview

Full time senior lecturer in CWRS since September 2015 as associate tutor advisor to the Mountbatten Institute.

Senior Lecturer in Business Information Systems at Northumbria University in Newcastle Business School between 1992-2003, then Senior Lecturer in Business in Chester Business School.

Developed, managed and delivered a number of programmes and modules at both undergraduate and post-graduate level including Information Management, Leadership and Change Management, Strategic Management, Operations Management and Project Management.

In addition, held various management roles including Programme Leader, International Link Officer and Subject Assessment Officer.

Current research interests are exploring Thriving at Work and the role of HE experiential learning.  Currently enrolled on a DProf. in HE for Thriving at Work.

Fellow of the Higher Education Authority (HEA) since 2002.

Teaching

Module tutor: Leading People through Change; Managing and Leading People; Managing Change and Transition & Change Management

External examiner:

University of Sunderland, BA Business and Management/BA Business and Applied Financial Management

External Examiner, Liverpool John Moores (Study Group) Foundation Certificate, International Foundation Programme (Arts) Business and Law

Published work

ASET conference (2014).  Exploration of the key factors to enable Negotiated Work Based Learning to be accepted within HE - a case based approach. Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne

ASET conference (2013). What is Work Based Learning?  A critical examination of the literature surrounding the concept of Work Based Learning. Greenwich University, London.

UALL conference (2013).  Why does there appear to be so little evidence of Work Based/Work Related Learning within Higher Education? Birkbeck University, London,

UKAIS conference (2009).  Newcomer or ‘Old Timer’?  A critical evaluation of Lave & Wenger’s theory of Communities of Practice through the use of Socratic-type dialogue.  University of Oxford, Oxford.

Perrin D., Weston., P., Thompson P., Brodie P. (2009).  Facilitating Employer Engagement through Negotiated Work Based Learning: a case study from the University of Chester. DWP, HEFCE and the University of Chester