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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., & Stokes, P. (2020). Creating a coaching culture through reflective practice to reduce organisational blame culture. International Journal of Mentoring and Coaching, 12 (1). https://www.emccglobal.org/journal/journal_library/

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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