I have a senior management background in primary and secondary education, and have organised a wide range of exhibitions, conferences, ceremonies and international sports and arts events within the education sector. I have worked in South-East Asia, in Europe and the UK.
In 2006, I gained an MSc with distinction from the UK Centre for Events Management at Leeds Metropolitan University and also received the overall prize for outstanding academic achievement during the course. I have been part of the events management teaching team in the Sheffield Business School since 2008 and currently lead on modules relating to business research and strategic management.
My research interests centre on public sector event strategy and outcomes as well as teaching, learning and assessment in the higher education classroom. I was one of the University's Learning Enhancement and Academic Development (LEAD) Associates in 2016 and created an academic writing toolkit, which has since been disseminated across the university.
o 2006: MSc Events Management (Distinction), Leeds Beckett University, United Kingdom
o 1975: Post Graduate Certificate in Education, University of Exeter, United Kingdom
o 1974: BA Geography, University of Liverpool, United Kingdom
Recent Conference Presentations
o 2019: Chartered Association of Business Schools, Learning and Teaching Conference
o 2018: Learning and Teaching Conference, Sheffield Hallam University
Developing CPD activities
o 2018: Academic writing, CILIP Information Literacy Group
o 2015 to 2017: Academic Writing, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom
o 2011: Debates, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom
Membership of professional body
o 2017: Senior Fellow, Higher Education Academy (HEA)
Programme or Unit leadership
o 2008 - 2019: Senior Lecturer, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom
Sheffield Business School
o 2018: Strategic Management for Events (Level 6)
o 2018: Research Project (Level 6))
o 2018: Academic Research Skills (Level 5)
o 2018: The Arts and Cultural Event Experience (Level 5)
o 2018: Strategic Event Design (Level 6)
o 2018: Dissertation (Level 7)
Hilland, S. (2014). Realising a Legacy. In Sharples, L., Crowther, P., May, D., & Orefice, C. (Eds.) Strategic Event Creation. (pp. 205-224). Oxford: Goodfellow Publishers Ltd
Hilland, S. (2017). Academic Writing.
Hilland, S. (2013). Enhancing critical thinking using debates.
Hilland, S. (2011). Enhancing critical thinking using debates.
o 2017: Dean's Award for Teaching Excellence, Sheffield Business School, United Kingdom
o 2015: SBS Pedagogy Innovation Funding Award, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom
o 2012: SBS Teaching Excellence Award, Sheffield Hallam University
o 2017: Vice Chancellor's Award, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom
o 2017: Inspirational Teaching Award, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom
o 2017: Outstanding Student Support, Sheffield Business School, United Kingdom
o 2016: Inspirational Teaching Award, Sheffield Hallam University
o 2015: Inspirational Teaching Award, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom