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Michelle Blackburn

Principal Lecturer


Summary

Michelle spent 20 years as a Human Resource Consultant before becoming an academic in 2009.  She initially joined Leeds Beckett University where she taught Human Resource Management and Organisational Behaviour.  She then joined Sheffield Hallam University in 2012 and is now Principal Lecturer responsible for Student Engagement and Employment in the Department of Management within Sheffield Business School.  Michelle has taught both in the UK and internationally and has received Inspirational Teaching and Teaching Excellence Awards.  She is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a Member of the British Psychological Society.  Michelle’s research and writing has included innovative pedagogical and human resource practice. 

 

About

Qualifications

  • 2011: Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Education, Leeds Metropolitan University, United Kingdom
  • 2010: Master of Science, Human Resource Management, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom
  • 1997: Bachelor of Science, Psychology Profile, The Open University, United Kingdom
  • 1987: Higher National Diploma Business and Finance,

Developing CPD activities or exec ed programs

Other

  • 2017: , Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom

Internal Leadership position with external engagement

Student/ industry engagement events

  • 2017: , Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom

Principal Lecturer

Teaching expertise

  • Organisational Behaviour and Human Resource Management

Research

  • Audio Feedback, Reflective Practice, Technology Enhanced Learning
  • Resourcing and Talent Management

Teaching

Department of Management

Sheffield Business School

OBHRM

2012 to present: MSc Human Resource Management ; MSc International Human Resource Management, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom

2012 to present: Various OB/HRM modules, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom

Publications

Journal articles

Blackburn, M., & Swailes, S. (2016). Employee reactions to talent pool membership. Employee Relations, 38 (1), 112-128. http://doi.org/10.1108/ER-02-2015-0030

Blackburn, M., Booth, L., & Warwick, S. (2016). Enhancing undergraduate employability by using cloud computing to develop an authentic learning experience. Journal Advances in Higher Education, 8 (1), 53-68.

Blackburn, M. (2015). I am not a superhero but I do have secret weapons! Using technology in Higher Education teaching to redress the power balance. Journal of Pedagogic Development, 5 (1), 40-50.

Blackburn, M., Holden, R., & Burrell, C. (2014). Teaching critical reflection in Sub-Saharan Africa: business as usual? Reflective Practice, 15 (3), 390-403. http://doi.org/10.1080/14623943.2014.883303

Blackburn, M. (2014). Using learning sets to support UK delivery of off-shore learning in Africa. Action Learning: Research and Practice, 11 (1), 81-87. http://doi.org/10.1080/14767333.2013.874773

Blackburn, M., & Taylor, C. (2013). Designing audio feedback for students with different and defined educational backgrounds and experiences. .

Blackburn, M., & Finnigan, V. (2013). Evaluating the use of a business simulation to develop a global outlook capability within both UK/China-based accounting students. Advances in Higher Education, 5 (1), 64-71.

Griggs, V., Blackburn, M., & Smith, J. (2012). The educational scorecard: The Start of our Journey. Electronic Journal of Business Research Methods, 10 (2), 121-131.

Conference papers

Booth, L., & Blackburn, M. (2014). Real World e-assessment using Google Sites. In 8th International Technology, Education and Development Conference, Valencia, Spain. International Technology, Education and Development (INTED) Conference

Booth, L., & Blackburn, M. (2014). Real World e-assessment using Google Sites. International Technology, Education and Development (INTED) Conference, 0.

Blackburn, M., & Taylor, C. (2013). Designing audio feedback for students with different and defined educational backgrounds and experiences. Journal Advances in Higher Education Conference, 5.

Blackburn, M. (2013). Evaluating the use of a business simulation to develop a global outlook capability within both UK/China-based accounting students. Journal Advances in Higher Education Conference, 5, 64-71.

Book chapters

Krcmar, K., Blackburn, M., & Jones, S. (2019). An approach to inclusive placement within a business school context. In Krcmar, K. (Ed.) The Inclusivity Gap. (pp. 390-404). Inspired by Learning: https://www.inspiredbylearning.eu/book/10

Blackburn, M., & Stroud, J. (2015). Voices from 'the other side' - using personal response systems to support student engagement. In Middleton, A. (Ed.) SMART Learning. Sheffield Hallam University

Blackburn, M., & Finnigan, V. (2015). All systems go to a global outlook: A journey to internationalisation through refocussing an undergraduate business program in a British university. In Green, W., & Whitsed, C. (Eds.) Critical Perspectives on Internationalising the Curriculum in Disciplines: Reflective Narrative Accounts from Business, Education and Health. (pp. 59-72). Sense Publishers: http://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-6300-085-7_5

Blackburn, M., Stewart, J., & Gold, J. (2013). Talent and Career Development. In Gold, J., Holden, R., Stewart, J., Iles, P., & Beardwell, J. (Eds.) Human Resource Development: Theory and Practice. (2). (pp. 313-337). London: W H Freeman (Macmillan Press Palgrave)

Griggs, V., Glaister, C., Blackburn, M., McCauley, P., & Holden, R. (2013). The Practice of Training: The Identification of Training Needs. In Gold, J., Holden, R., Stewart, J., Iles, P., & Beardwell, J. (Eds.) Human Resource Development: Theory and Practice. (2). (pp. 131-151). London: W H Freeman (Macmillan Press Palgrave)

Glaister, C., Holden, R., Griggs, V., McCauley, P., & Blackburn, M. (2013). The Practice of Training: The Design and Delivery of Training. In Gold, J., Holden, R., Stewart, J., Iles, P., & Beardwell, J. (Eds.) Human Resource Development: Theory and Practice. (2). (pp. 153-173). London: W H Freeman (Macmillan Press Palgrave)

Presentations

Jones, S., Blackburn, M., & Giove, S. (2016). Capturing the Contribution of Placement Representatives.

Blackburn, M. (2015). A journey along a two-way street: lessons learnt using a smartphone student response system to customise employability teaching for second year undergraduates studying Business Courses in a UK Business School.

Blackburn, M. (2014). An exploration of the push" and "pull" factors that impact upon talent retention in the Pakistani telecommunication sector.".

Blackburn, M., Bower, R., & Taylor, C. (2014). Audio Feedback Co Lab Presentation workshop.

Blackburn, M., & Warwick, S. (2014). Effective use and assessment of web-based collaborative learning.

Booth, L., Blackburn, M., & Warwick, S. (2014). Effective use and assessment of web-based collaborative learning - a case studies.

Booth, L., Blackburn, M., & Warwick, S. (2014). Enhancing undergraduate employability by using cloud computing to develop an authentic learning experience.

Blackburn, M., Booth, L., & Warwick, S. (2014). Enhancing undergraduate employability by using Cloud computing to develop an authentic learning experience.

Blackburn, M. (2014). Inspiring and supporting students; academic innovation; technology changing the learning landscape; aiming high - valuing challenge in teaching and learning Streams.

Blackburn, M. (2014). Reflecting upon the Past: Shaping the Future.

Blackburn, M. (2013). Delivering innovative oral assessment at Leeds Business School: A critical evaluation.

Blackburn, M. (2013). The effects of talent pool membership on employee attitudes: a comparison of insider and outsider views.

Blackburn, M. (2012). Virtual EQ - the talent differentiator in 2020?

Posters

Blackburn, M. (2016). Evaluating the impact of placement focussed module design on placement outcomes.

Rushton, D., Blackburn, M., & Lopez-Moreno, C. (2015). Preparing Students for the Global Workplace. Presented at: Preparing Students for the Global Workplace. ASET Annual Conference, University of Kent 5th-7th September 2017

Other publications

Blackburn, M., & Booth, L. (2017). Developed and hosted a workshop for Practitioner/Organisational Activities Committee of the University Forum for Human Resource Development (UFHRD).

Blackburn, M., Lopez-Moreno, C., & Rushton, D. (2017). Global Employability Skills: Creating 'global' graduates through placements? Canterbury: ASET Conference

Other activities

Competitve Research Award

  • 2013: HEA Audio Feedback, Higher Education Academy (HEA), United Kingdom

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