Lisa Clark

Senior Lecturer

Faculty:Faculty of Business and Law


Location: Chelmsford

Areas of Expertise: Business Administration , Business Management , Data Centre Management , Human Resources Management , International Business , Organisational Behaviour , Strategy , Business, management and leadership

Research Supervision:Yes

Lisa Clark is a forward thinking, self-driven, self-reliant individual with an appetite to learn and the motivation to succeed. Lisa is professional in manner, creative in approach and is highly focused, with a consistent record of effective teaching methods within Higher and Further Education.


Lisa is currently a Senior Lecturer in Management and is responsible for the design, development and delivery of teaching excellence across international partnerships at undergraduate and postgraduate level through distance learning. Lisa also possesses experience within the development and delivery of Executive and Corporate Education programmes.

Lisa has worked for over 13 years as an established lecturer and for more than 5 years for Newcastle University Business School as well as Kaplan Open Learning (University of Essex).

Prior to academia, Lisa worked as a practitioner for over 11 years gaining knowledge and leadership experience obtained in a variety of senior management training and development roles within the private sector, including the financial and business service industries. Amongst others, Lisa has worked at BTplc, Toyota GB and Halifax UK Bank.

Spoken Languages

  • English

Research interests

  • Internationalising the Higher Education curriculum and developing induction and student life through improving student's intercultural awareness and competence
  • Social theory and its influence and effect on learning transfer, social learning and workplace learning and the effects of socialisation on knowledge transfer.
  • Developing leaders and managers for future success and within this Lisa is very interested in researching leadership and management development within the maturing Data Centre sector, which lacks theoretical development
  • Organisational behaviour including management learning and development and the use of continuing professional development, critical reflection and reflexivity as a strategic HRD intervention.

Areas of research supervision

Supervision of postgraduate research topics including:

  • Leadership and Management
  • Development and Learning in Organisations
  • Global Talent Management and Cross-Cultural differences
  • Training, Induction and Socialisation
  • Organisational Behaviour and Excellence
  • Coaching and Mentoring
  • E-learning
  • Data Centre leadership and Human Error
  • Data Centre leadership and change management


Lisa has experience in teaching across a diverse and broad range of business related topics at undergraduate, postgraduate and executive and corporate education programmes. These topics include:

  • Data Centre Leadership
  • Human resource management and development
  • Resourcing and Talent Management
  • Personal and Professional Transformation
  • Coaching and Mentoring
  • Leadership and Management topics
  • Research Methods for Post Graduate Dissertations
  • Managing Change
  • Employability and Skills Development
  • Practitioner Skills in HRM&D
  • Organisational behaviour
  • Strategic HR/D management
  • Business Performance Management


  • Postgraduate Certificate in Research Training in Social Sciences (University of Newcastle)
  • MA Human Resource Management and Development (Northumbria University)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Human Resource Management and Development (Northumbria University)
  • Certificate in Education – Post-16 Compulsory Education (New College Durham and Open University)
  • Qualified Teacher, Learning and Skills Status (Education & Training Foundation- (ETF)

Memberships, editorial boards

  • Chartered Fellow, Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (Chartered FCIPD)
  • Fellow of Institute of Leadership and Management (FInsLM)
  • Fellow of Society for Training and Education formerly ifL
  • Chartered Fellow of Chartered Management Institute (FCMI)
  • Associate for Staff and Education Development Association (SEDA)
  • Certified Management and Business Educator (CMBE)
  • Editorial review board member of Journal of Management Development
  • Editorial review board member of International Journal of Mentoring and Coaching in Education
  • Editorial review board member of the Journal of Learning and Development in Higher Education

Recent presentations and conferences

Presented at Advance HEA April 2019 Employability Symposium - Pedagogy for Employability on ‘Taking the leep – employer collaboration to improve graduate employability

Presented at University of Birmingham's Higher Education Futures institute conference HEFi19: Learning and Teaching in the ‘Next Generation’ University, June 2019 on ‘Simulate and Stimulate – Gamification for HR learning and development’

Presented working paper: Looking at Learning Transfer through a Sociological lens – “Making the connections between social learning, learning transfer and workplace learning” at 12th International Conference on HRD Research and Practice across Europe in 2011

Dissemination of MA into full-refereed paper ‘War or Peace?’ – An exploration of employee perceptions of training transfer in higher education?’ presented at 8th International Conference on HRD Research and Practice across Europe in 2007


2019 – Invited as panel Member for Validation of BA (Hons) Leadership and Management at Calderdale College, April 2019

2018 – Invited to announce ‘HRD Team of the Year Award’ at North East CIPD Awards event, June 2018

2018 – Invited to participate as a judging panel member to shortlist candidates for the CIPD Award event, April 2018

2016 - Invited as Guest Speaker to Mentoring Matters Masterclass for CIPD North East Region Branch event

2014 - 2015 - Invited as Guest Speaker on Leadership Pipeline at Medical Sciences, Newcastle University

2011 - Panel member for the validation of BA Hons in Business and Management and Postgraduate HRMD Programme at Leeds Metropolitan University

Invited to chair and present a symposium starter contribution entitled “Professional, critical and structured reflection are not addressed in student textbooks “to the “Reflective Learning: facing up to Challenges” UFHRD and BMAF Workshop April 2011

External examining

2019- 2022 - External examiner Postgraduate and Undergraduate Business Modules: Wolverhampton University, UK

2009 - 2013 - External examiner Postgraduate and Undergraduate Business Modules: Leeds Metropolitan University, UK

Board of Review Appointment

2008 - present - International Journal of Mentoring and Coaching in Education

2008 - present - Journal of Management Development

Book Review

2010 - Published Book review entitled ‘Developing Skills for Business Leadership’ by Gillian Watson and Dr Stefanie C. Reissner for the CIPD.

2010 - Published Book Review ‘The Sage Handbook of Organizational Research Methods, Buchanan, D.A. and Bryman, A. (eds)’ for Management Learning, The Journal for Management and Organizational Learning.