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Mel Bull

Dr Melanie Bull

Principal Lecturer & Mba Director For All Mba Courses

Summary

I am a Principal Lecturer and MBA Director for Sheffield Business School.

My doctoral research focused on reflective practice and organisational behaviour. I also have a Masters in Communications and a Postgraduate Diploma in Coaching and Mentoring. 

I currently lecture across the MBA programme, specialising in my passion for organisational behaviour including communication and reflective practice.

My research and publications focus on organisational behaviour, communication and change.

  • About

    Qualifications

    • 2018: Post Graduate Diploma in Coaching and Mentoring, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom
    • 2014: Doctorate of Business Administration, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom
    • 2008: Post Graduate Certificate Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom
    • 2006: MA Communication Studies, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom
    • 2003: Higher National Certificate in Counselling, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom

    CPD/ Attendance at annual conferences

    Annual Conference

    • 2018: EFMD MBA Director Conference, Paris, France

    Member of professional body

    Membership

    • 2018: Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), United Kingdom
    • 2011: Certified Member of the British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM), United Kingdom

    Other

    • 2008: Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA), United Kingdom
      Programme or Unit leadership
    • 2017: MBA Director and Principal Lecturer , Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom

    Teaching expertise

    • Organisational Behaviour
    • Communications
    • Reflective Practice
    • Research Methods
    • Research
    • The use of reflective practice and the impact this has on behaviour in the workplace
    • Coaching and Mentoring - the impact on female leaders
    • Women in Leadership in a Facilities Management context

    Industry Links

    • CPD/ Training
    • British Institute of Facilities Management
    • Chartered Management Institute

    Principal Lecturer

    Teaching expertise

    • Facilities Management
    • Organisational Behaviour and Human Resource Management

    Research

    • Focus on the use of reflective pratice and the impact this has on behaviour in the workplace
    • Women in Leadership in a Facilities Management context

    Industry Links

    • CPD/ Training
    • British Institute of Facilities Management

  • Teaching

    Department of Management

    Sheffield Business School

    Sheffield Business School

    OBHRM

    2015 to present: MBA Developing Personal and Professional Leadership Practice, MBA Communication in Contemporary Organisations, MBA Leadership and Change, MBA Research methods, MBA Dissertation supervision, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom

    2015 to present: Developing Personal and Professional Leadership Practice, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom

  • Publications

    Journal articles

    Bull, M., & Brown, T. (2012). Change communication : the impact on satisfaction with alternative workplace strategies. Facilities, 30 (3/4), 135-151. http://doi.org/10.1108/02632771211202842

    Conference papers

    Bull, M. (2015). Improving Facilities Managers through Reflective Practice Education. In EuroFM Research Symposium. European Facility Management (EuroFM) Conference

    Taylor, C., & Bull, M. (2014). Teaching Reflective Practice; can Human Resource Management (HRM) learn from research in other disciplines. Journal of International.

    Book chapters

    Bull, M., & Kortens, J. (2012). Strategies for communication. In Alexander, K., & Price, I. (Eds.) Managing organizational ecologies : space, management and organization. (pp. 178-188). Routledge

    Bull, M., & Brown, T. (2011). Implementing change. In Finch, E. (Ed.) Facilities Change Management. (pp. 108-122). Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell

    Theses / Dissertations

    Bull, M. (2014). People matter: a hermeneutic exploration of reflective practice and facilities management. (Doctoral thesis). Supervised by Fortune, J., Askham, P., & Mcauley, J.

    Presentations

    Bull, M., & Taylor, C. (2014). Teaching Reflective Practice; can Human Resource Management (HRM) learn from research in other disciplines.

    Other publications

    Bull, M. (2010). FM and Communication in FM World. FM World

  • Other activities

    Award

    • 2016: Inspirational Lecturer, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom

    Competitve Research Award

    • 2018: The Business Impact of Executive MBA Disseratations: An Exploratory Study, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom

    HEA fellow or senior fellow

    • 2011: Certified British Institute of Facilities Management member (CBIFM), British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM)
    • 2008: Fellow of Higher Education Academy, Higher Education Academy (HEA)

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