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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

    Bull, M., & Stokes, P. (n.d.). Creating a coaching culture through reflective practice to reduce organisational blame culture. International Journal of Mentoring and Coaching in Education.

    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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