Research projects

Recent projects included:


The MISLEM Project comprised representatives from Higher and Vocational Education in four partner countries: Austria, Romania, Slovenia and the UK. In addition, representatives from a major UK graduate employment agency and the Austria Quality Assurance Agency were also involved.
View the Report here


Support for the Development of New Academic Staff in Business-Related Disciplines (New Lecturers Project)

Funded by the Higher Education Academy Business, Management, Accounting and Finance (BMAF), research was undertaken at six UK universities: Aston, Glamorgan, Leeds, Portsmouth, Southampton and Surrey.

With our project partner - Portsmouth Business School, HELM conducted an investigation into the needs of new teaching staff in (BMAF) discipline areas and how these needs can best be supported by BMAF (at an individual, departmental and institutional level). Research findings on Aston Business School are available here.

CLIPP Grants


Naomi Brookes – Distance learning the DBA: research methods course
Michael Butler– Student approaches to study
Catherine Foster  – Creating positive learning environment for Non-EU Students
Mathew Hall – Developing case studies for knowledge management teaching as an online resource (this project has been delayed)
Mark Palmer – Business education and (re)production of textbooks in practice


Nicola Bullivant – Pebble pad and placements: an aid to develop reflective practice or technological barrier?
Nicola Bullivant – Expectations and perceptions: Rhetoric and reality of the ABS placement programme support service and placement year
Anastasia Chivikova – Role of innovative teaching methods and e-learning in enhancing engagement of business students in law modules
Odette Hutchinson – Unlocking legal learning with and e-learning key
Gary Simpson – undergraduate IT training
Gary Simpson/Christopher Brewster – Project Clio: The News quiz