Caroline will join Aston on March 1 following a post as Director of Teaching and Learning at the business school at University of Huddersfield. Her research focuses on the competitive market forces in the education and cultural sectors, including research into business schools and in particular MBA degrees.
Over an academic career spanning 25 years, she has won a number of awards for teaching, including the inaugural Economics Network Teaching Award. Starting as a research assistant at University of Manchester, Caroline took a job as a lecturer at Lancaster University. While there she was promoted to Senior Lecturer and in 2014 became Professor of Industrial Economics at University of Huddersfield.
Professor Caroline Elliott said: “I’m looking forward to starting at Aston University in March. I was attracted to Aston Business School because of the longstanding commitment that it has to ensuring that its students benefit from top quality teaching and learning provision, and I have already been impressed by the commitment across the university to developing students’ employability.
“There are always challenges to be faced in the higher education sector, particularly with the pressures of the Research Excellence Framework (REF) and Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). Nevertheless, I believe Aston is well placed to rise to these challenges. These can help raise the profile of the University and the Business School even further and will be important in an increasingly competitive market to attract students.
“Having undertaken research into the economics of advertising for many years, and having been involved in recruitment activities in previous roles, I’m looking forward to contributing to the REF and TEF, meeting Aston’s potential students as well as getting to know current students and staff.”
Away from work, Caroline said she is looking forward to moving to the Midlands, and becoming familiar with Birmingham’s shopping and arts facilities.
Notes to the editor
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