Dawn Harrison

Teaching and Learning Co-ordinator

School of Management

Greenbank Building, GR262

+44 (0) 1772 89 4785

Subject Areas: Business & Management, Education

Dawn works in two key areas. Within the School of Management she teaches undergraduate (Management in [historical, social and organisational] Context) and post graduate (Coaching & Mentoring) students and supports learning and teaching initiatives, including staff development.

Within the newly formed Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching, Dawn heads up the Teaching Toolkit. This is Certificate course that is designed to enhance the confidence of colleagues involved in lecturing and/supporting student learning.

Dawn’s research interests are assessment, reflection and coaching. 

Full Profile

Dawn graduated from Wolverhampton with MA (Hons) Business Studies (2:1) and Diploma in Marketing. She also has P G Certificate in Higher Education (Distinction in Theory and Practice), 1989.

Coaching for the Future Award, Pinna, 2014. Dawn is currently engaged in the P G Certificate, Coaching for Organisational Performance, Pinna.

Dawn uses innovative approaches to engage undergraduate students including Research Informed Teaching which enables students to be ‘producers’. Students have found this challenging, but rewarding.

Dawn runs workshops to support teams in developing approaches to learning, teaching and assessment. She also is the D2 (Higher Education Descriptor 2) lead for the School of Management. This involves supporting colleagues in the development of their practice in anticipation of an Assessed Dialogue. Currently the School has 71% HEA membership at D2 level with Dawn supporting a further 5 colleagues (7%).

Dawn heads up the Teaching Toolkit programme. The programme has run 60 times since September 2002, supporting 1205 staff (to date) in enhancing their learning and teaching practice. The programme is recognised by SEDA [The Staff and Educational Developers Association] with the award 'Supporting Learning'. The programme is also accredited by HEA [Higher Education Academy], and confers Associate Fellow status [D1]


  • Postgraduate Certificate in Education (Teaching Theory: Distinction, Teaching Practice: Distinction) University of Manchester (BIHE), 1989
  • BA (Hons) Business Studies, Wolverhampton Polytechnic, 1981
  • Diploma in Marketing: Chartered Institute of Marketing
  • Higher Education Academy: Registered Practitioner

Research Activities

  • Reflection
  • Marking grids

External Affiliations and Roles

  • Non-Executive Director H & H Group Plc


  • Mind the Gap! Potential hazards when taking reflection from the employment to the education context. ISSOTL (International Society for Scholarship of Teaching and Learning); Liverpool [19-22 October 2010]


Heywood-Everett, G. & Harrison, D. (2010) Learning & Teaching Support – is it all about the timing? Educational Developments Vol 11, No 1 [pp 19 – 22]

Harrison, D. (2001) Research Assessment Exercise; Policy and Practices. Development of Management Working Paters No 3, December 2001