John Buglear

John Buglear

Head of Department

Nottingham Business School

Staff Group(s)
Department of Management School Management Team


Dr Buglear is the Head of the Nottingham Business School Department of Management. His role is to provide effective leadership for the department, which has an annual budget in excess of £2m and over 40 members of staff, including five professors. Within the department there are experts in a range of fields including Entrepreneurship, Information Systems, International Business, Operations Management, Strategy, and Sustainability.

As Head of Department Dr Buglear is responsible for aligning the teaching, research and development of the department with the School's academic plan and university policies and practices.

For the university Dr Buglear chairs the NTU Library Advisory Panel, a university-wide body which supports senior library staff in shaping and steering the development of the NTU libraries and the services they provide.

Dr Buglear teaches research methods on undergraduate and postgraduate courses as well as supervising doctoral and undergraduate projects.

He is the author of four leading texts in his specialist field as well as journal articles and conference papers on student engagement and progression in higher education.

Career overview

Following brief early career posts in the electronics, engineering and travel sectors Dr Buglear taught at Stirling University and the then Teesside Polytechnic before taking up a post at NTU.

His work for NTU has included leading undergraduate business courses, liaison with corporate clients, and projects in Azerbaijan and Uzbekistan.

He has worked as an external examiner for Staffordshire and Teesside Universities as well as a review panel member for Northampton University.

Research areas

Current research:

  • The significance of employability in motivating students to enter higher education.
  • Bridging the PTEC Gap: Investigation the factors behind differential student progression.
  • On Your Marks: Student attitudes to assessment and feedback.
  • The significance of placements in fulfilling employers’ expectations of graduates.

External activity

Dr Buglear is an external examiner for Portsmouth University for Quantitative Methods.

Sponsors and collaborators

As a member of the academic team for the Knowledge Transfer Partnership with Nottingham City Homes Dr Buglear was involved in the impact analysis of investment in social housing.

Dr Buglear has worked on corporate programmes for BP Exploration, Linklater Alliance, Lloyds TSB, and PWC. He has taught on accounting training programmes in collaboration with BIBS in Brno and with four higher education institutions in Uzbekistan. He is an Honorary Professor of Karshi State University, Uzbekistan.