Dr Bronwyn Marie Betts

Senior Lecturer in the Department of Leadership and Management

Faculty:Faculty of Business and Law


Location: Cambridge

Areas of Expertise: Business, management and leadership

Bronwyn's subject area and expertise include human resource management and organisational behaviour, specifically in a global context.



Dr Bronwyn Betts is  a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Leadership and Management at Faculty of Business and Law. Bronwyn holds a BA (Hons.) in Business and Education, an MSc in Human Resource Management and Education Doctorate from Bristol University. She is currently undertaking funded research which involves internationalization of the business curriculum.

Bronwyn has extensive experience over a number of years of programme and course leadership. She has designed and delivered modules on various undergraduate and postgraduate courses in the areas of Human Resource Management and Organisational Behaviour, more recently, within a global and international context. She works closely with overseas partners both within her role at Anglia Ruskin and as an external examiner for other universities.

Research interests

  • Learning, development and education in a Global context
  • Internationalisation of the Business Curriculum    
  • Life history, international culture and its effect on learning

Areas of research supervision

  • One PhD student taken to successful completion - Academic staff working conditions, organisational commitment and performance of Nigerian universities.
  • Currently supervising 3 other PhD dissertations: How can organisations train and educate their employees to be innovative through the concept of learning development?; International students mobility: who loses and who benefits?; Leadership styles in the UAE police.


  • HRM in a Global Context, HRM Practice, Designing Delivering and Evaluating L and D, HRM in the Business Context - all at postgraduate level
  • Mentor for newly appointed staff


  • EdD (Doctor of Education),(HE), Bristol University
  • MSc Human Resource Management, Anglia Polytechnic University
  • BA (Hons) Business and Education, Polytechnic of East London
  • Certificate in Education - Post 16, Polytechnic of Huddersfield

Memberships, editorial boards

  • Senior Fellow Higher Education Academy, HEA
  • Corporate Member Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD)

Selected recent publications

Sage publications Cases in Methodology a collection of examples of real research projects and particular methods in action.

Publication: An Insight into the Promise and Problems of Combining Life History and Grounded Theory Research. Chinese Business Review Feb 2013 vol No2 peer reviewed.

Recent presentations and conferences

Invited to speak at 8th Annual International Conference on Business and Society in a Global Economy, 18-21 December 2014, Athens, Greece on the topic of: The Unsociable Workplace: A Case Study of Attitudes to Disability in Nigeria.
Paper presented at 11th European Conference Methodologies for Business Management. June 2012

A range of papers developed from doctoral research delivered at national and international conferences over a period of 10 years including, Learning environments; Adult learning; Strategic HRDMotivation and Adult Learners

The research undertaken for her doctoral thesis investigated the affect Life History has on attitudes to learning in later life.

Media experience

Invited to speak about bullying in organisations on local television - May 2012