UK Participants

Dr Scott Andrews

Web profile: Dr Scott Andrews

Dr Scott Andrews (ParCeL Research Group Lead) is a Principal Lecturer in Leadership and Business and Head of Worcester Business School at the University of Worcester. He has collaborated with The Case Centre for more than 25 years as a keen advocate of the case method and has delivered over 150 workshop in Business Schools and Management Centres across the world exploring good practices in the use of the case method to promote participant-centred learning.  He is the author of The Case Study Companion.

Dr Robin Bell

Web profile: Dr Robin Bell

Dr Robin Bell joined the Worcester Business School in 2011. He works as a Senior Lecturer within the Marketing subject group and specialises in entrepreneurial and enterprise development. He is responsible for coordinating Worcester Business School’s activities with international partners. His innovative curriculum development and teaching approaches to the field of entrepreneurship and enterprise development have been recognized by multiple awards, and he has been the recipient of research and teaching funding from a wide range of institutions.

John Gardener

Web Profile: John Gardener

John joined University of Worcester in 2006, previously teaching at Solihull College and Birmingham City University. As well as teaching across a range of Marketing modules, John is one of the admission and international partnership specialists in the Business School.

In his role as Head of International Partnerships in the Business School, John will continue to work with both new students and organisations to help enhance the internationalisation of the Business School. John has travelled widely for the University and pops up in many places both locally and further afield!

Jamie Wells

Web Profile: Jamie Wells

Jamie has spent the past nine years working within the accounting and finance team. Areas of teaching expertise are financial management and auditing. Jamie also has a particular interest in accounting education research, developing research on the use of simulations in the teaching of auditing. Jamie has also published a paper, which looked at the role of universities in developing softer skills in accountancy. Before working at Worcester, Jamie spent three years in practice for a large professional services firm specialising in forensic accounting and assurance. She also spent time working for HM Treasury within the Welfare to Work Team.

Richard Wilkinson

Web Profile: Richard Wilkinson

Richard is a Senior Lecturer in Computing teaching on a variety of modules for both Computing, Business IT and Business degrees.

After completing a management degree at the University of Leeds in 1997, Richard worked as a Pre & Post Sales Consultant and Sales Manager in the telecoms industry throughout his 20s, dealing with some of the country’s major telecoms suppliers such as Lucent, AVAYA, CISCO and Mitel on a regular basis, providing high end, complete voice and data networking solutions to SMEs as well as some of the country’s largest companies.

Tim Sellick

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Vessela Warren

Web Profile: Vessela Warren

Vessela has several years of senior operations management experience in international businesses in the field of construction, engineering and hydropower plant construction. She has also project managed the implementation of EU funded cross-country projects for a number of international organisations (Embassy of Italy, Italian Institute of Foreign Trade, Trade Consortium for Internationalization) for the promotion of the economic cooperation, trade and investment. Her project experience includes new business and services launches, strategic and operational analysis, business structuring and planning, capital investment project portfolio, process re-engineering, implementation and management.

Her DBA was awarded for a thesis entitled Examining the implementation of service innovation processes in a small business services firm. Her latest knowledge transfer projects involved the implementation of innovation processes, development and launching of new services and products in SMEs. Her specialisation is in strategic innovation management, business process re-engineering and service design using networks. Her work is interdisciplinary on the interface between strategy, operations, innovation and marketing. Other than her mother tongue, Bulgarian, she speaks English, Italian and Russian.

Avril Bartholemew

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Dr Pelin Demirel

Dr Pelin Demirel is the Associate Professor of Strategy and Innovation at Southampton Business School.  She is the co-author of the paper: ‘Entrepreneurial practices in research-intensive and teaching-led universities,’ and given her experience of entrepreneurial practices in both the UK and Turkey (formerly spending time at METU’s Science and Technology Policies department), she is well placed to host our session on Entrepreneurship on Thursday. Pelin’s current work focuses on different forms of entrepreneurship in the UK and Turkey as facilitators of innovation and learning

Dr Geoffrey Elliot

g.elliot@worc.ac.uk

Dr Geoffrey Elliot is the Professor of Post-Compulsory Education at the University of Worcester.  He is the Editor of the Journal: ‘Research in Post-Compulsory Education,’ and the President of the Association for Research in Post-Compulsory Education.  Given his years of experience in this field it is not surprising that he is also the co-author of the textbook: ‘Doing Work Based Research – Approaches to Enquiry for insider-researchers’ which has proven to be a popular key text for many work based learning program.

Geoffrey has wide experience of supervising doctoral students in practitioner-led research, at Worcester and the Open University. He has supervised and examined many students submitting work based research for PhD, DBA and EdD awards, and has completed two terms of office as Chair of the University of Worcester Research Degrees Board

Antoinette Mills

antoinette@thecasecentre.org

www.thecasecentre.org

Antoinette Mills is the Media and Systems Development Manager at The Case Centre, a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to advancing the case method worldwide. She has been working for The Case Centre for more than 20 years, during which she has had first-hand experience of global changing patterns of the adoption of the case method.  The Case Centre was established in 1973 and holds the world’s largest and most diverse collection of management cases, articles, book chapters and teaching materials. It distributes cases by individual authors as well as leading business schools around the world, including CEIBS, Darden School of Business, Harvard Business Publishing, IMD, INSEAD, Ivey Publishing and London Business School.