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Joanna Booth

Joanna Booth

Principal Lecturer

Nottingham Business School

Staff Group(s)
Department of Human Resource Management

Role

Joanna is a Principal Lecturer in the Department of Human Resource Management, the course leader for the Chartered Management Degree Apprenticeship and course leader for the PGCert, PGDip, MSc in Management, Leadership and Administration in Higher Education. She also contributes to the activities of the Trent Institute for Learning and Teaching. Her research interests are embedded within the pedagogy of work-based learning and the experiences of learners who are studying whilst at work.

As course leader on programmes that involve complex stakeholder relationships and compliance issues, she is responsible for the collaboration with key partners, employees and funding agencies to ensure quality provision for all parties. Joanna has worked with in academia for the last 10 years in a number of roles including Academic Mentor and Workforce Development Fellow where she managed a number of client partnerships to develop innovative educational solutions to meet their business needs in line with HE quality assurance processes.

Prior to her academic career she worked in the not for profit sector in roles including

- Finance manager/Human Resource Manager in which she provided strategic and operational financial management for a charity with a turnover of £1million. The role also included project management, finance and business development & advice.

-Operations Manager in which she successfully managed an operations team to deliver a work programme in the region of £1.2 million in line with funders and organisational requirements. This involved negotiating numerous service level agreements with partner organisations, carrying out programme planning, work allocation, budget planning and control, managing periods of change during restructure and high staff turnover setting up new systems to improve performance management and efficiency, contributed to the strategic direction of the Trust through presentation of financial & management information to the Board of Directors

Joanna’s international experience included supporting MSc International Business and Management during an international experience module in Brescia, Italy.

Delivering a paper for the Creating Relevant Learning Experiences; employers’ involvement with higher education Conference organised by the European Association of Institutions in Higher Education in Leuven, Brussels.

Career overview

Joanna has worked with in academia for the last 7 years in a number of role including Workforce Development Fellow where she managed a number of client partnerships to develop innovative educational solutions to meet their business needs in line with HE quality assurance processes. Specialising in retail leadership and management to respond to the sector’s current and emerging needs.

Prior to this she has had numerous roles within the not for profit sector including - Finance manager providing strategic and operational financial management for a charity with a turnover of £1million. The role also included project management, finance and business development & advice.

Operations Manager in which she successfully managed an operations team to deliver a work programme in the region of £1.2 million in line with funders and organisational requirements. This involved negotiated numerous service level agreements with partner organisations, carried out programme planning, work allocation, budget planning and control, managed periods of change during restructure and high staff turnover setting up new systems to improve performance management and efficiency ,contributed to the strategic direction of the Trust through presentation of financial & management information to the Board of Directors

Research areas

Currently studying for a Professional Doctorate

Is it worth it? Can work based learning contribute to career changes experienced by learners?