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Ivan Whiston

Ivan Whiston

Senior Lecturer

Nottingham Business School

Staff Group(s)
Department of Management


Ivan is a Senior lecturer in the Department of Accounting and Finance

He has many years of experience of being the module leader for the Undergraduate final year module Investment and Portfolio Management. He is also module leader for the Undergraduate second year module Financial Markets, Institutions and Services. In this module leadership role he is continually involved in both the development and delivery of the modules. Other current roles also include Masters level Consultancy Project supervisor, Undergraduate final year Project Supervisor and Placement Visit Tutor. Other interests include a partnership business that has been successfully operating for 20 years that has provided practical examples of business reality to support undergraduate module teaching e.g. a Business Enterprise and Project Management Module.

Career overview

Ivan has worked in both the public and private sectors in both an employed and self-employed capacity.  This career has included supervisory or management roles for a Housing Dept, two Building Societies and a Leisure Organisation.  He also has extensive teaching experience as a Lecturer for over 30 years at Nottingham Trent University and Cheltenham and Gloucester College of Higher Education.

Research areas

  • Small business and entrepreneurship
  • Risk management and insurance
  • Selling and sales strategy (particularly associated with financial services)
  • Portfolio management
  • Strategic developments in financial services
  • Experiential learning

External activity

  • Member and Chartered Insurance Practitioner of the Chartered Insurance Institute - Professional ACII Qualification
  • MBA (Financial Services Sector)
  • Professional Teaching Qualification - Cert Ed
  • Previous course leadership of Chartered Institute of Bankers and Chartered Building Society Institute Programmes
  • Previous working member of Business School Learning and Teaching Group producing several papers presented at the University's Learning and Teaching Group Conference
  • Development of new modules often with a significant element of experiential learning e.g. Business Enterprise and Project Management Module involves setting up and running a real small business (Ltd Company)
  • Management experience in both public and private sector organisations including Area Manager - Rifella Ltd (leisure organisation), Assistant Manager - Anglia Building Society
  • Distance Learning Tutor for Chartered Insurance Institute