Faculty - Doctorates

Dr. Lisa Anderson

Lisa Anderson

Dr. Lisa Anderson is a Senior Lecturer in Management Education and Director of Online Programmes at the University of Liverpool. She is also Academic Director for the online DBA programme. She was previously Senior Lecturer at the University of Salford and has worked as a manager in the retail sector and in local government. Lisa also served as a member of the Northern Leadership Academy’s Think Tank.
Lisa holds a PhD in Management Learning and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. Her research interests centre on social learning, particularly how groups create critical reflection, action learning and management and leadership development and evaluation.

She is also interested in the nature and purpose of business school education. Lisa is co-convenor of the Professions and Professional Education knowledge Platform in ULMS. Projects include a joint piece of work with colleagues at Lancaster University and Fujitsu Services using narrative analysis software to evaluate management development interventions and a comparative study of Management and Medical students.

Dr. Pascale Hardy

Pascale Hardy

Pascale Hardy is the Academic Director for the University of Liverpool online DBA programme. A project consultant for several European universities, she formerly directed the DBA programme at Grenoble Management School in France, and was a lead faculty member at Walden University for PhD and DBA programmes. She has played a leading role in a number of international research projects with partners including the European Commission, UN, World Bank, OECD and many other international and national organisations and companies.

She says, “ In the past 16 years I have had extensive experience in leading and managing international research projects and held different senior positions at learning institutions including the University of Applied Sciences of Southern Switzerland, the Open University UK, Swiss Graduate School of Public Administration, and the European Commission Joint Research Centre in Spain. I am also a member of the editorial board of several International Journals in the area of Knowledge Management and Change Management.

Pascale’s research interests include strategic analysis of ICT and learning development, capacity building, knowledge management, competencies and organisational learning, organisation strategies, future studies and scenario planning.

Dr Peter Kahn

Peter Kahn

Dr Kahn joined the University of Liverpool in 2007 and works as Academic Director for the University’s online professional doctorate in Higher Education. He also acts as Co-Director for the MA in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education.

Prior to working with Liverpool Dr Kahn spent many years at Manchester University where he taught to new academic staff and assisted in developing educational programmes across departments.

He has published many books on higher education, including Collaborative working in higher education, as well as work on the development of university teaching and educational development. Read more about Dr Kahn’s publications.

Dr Kahn’s research interests now focus on the application of perspectives from critical realism, realist social theory and complex systems to the study of higher education.

Professor Clare Pickles

Clare Pickles

Professor Pickles has over thirty years of experience in education in both academic and management roles. The role of Academic Director builds upon her expertise in Higher Education in both the UK and Asia. During her many years as Director of the Teaching Quality Enhancement Group at Bradford University, she introduced the first blended learning M.Ed. in 2000. Following this success she took on the role of Dean of Faculty and continued to develop postgraduate and doctoral programmes.

Professor Pickles is an active practitioner in higher education, and has engaged in external quality assessment projects in the UK and in Hong Kong. She also is regularly called upon to offer expertise in higher education matters within the university sector.

In 2009 she was endowed with a Chair in Academic Quality and Enhancement in recognition of the national and growing international impact of her work.

Professor Pickles’ research interests include quality assurance and enhancement in learning, teaching and assessment. Her doctorate used quantitative methods to investigate good practice in learning and teaching and the implications for educational development. Read more about Professor Pickles’ publications.