Maggie Ferguson

Principle Lecturer and Lead for Employability & Enterprise

School of Sport and Wellbeing

Greenbank Building, GR144

+44 (0) 1772 89 4691

Maggie is a Principal Lecturer within the School of Sport, Tourism and The Outdoors and is also the Lead for Employability & Enterprise.

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Educated at Salford and Bolton Universities, Maggie spent five years working for various companies in the banking sector before entering Higher Education. Initially appointed as a Lecturer in Leisure at Salford University, she joined Lancashire Business School in 2000 as a Senior Lecturer in Tourism and Leisure Management. She is now a Principal Lecturer within the School of Sport, Tourism and The Outdoors. Maggie is currently active in various leisure sector professional bodies and has been an external examiner for Institute for Sports, Parks and Leisure (ISPAL), Manchester University, Manchester Metropolitan University and Buckingham New University. She is a Fellow of The Higher Education Academy and a member of IMSPA and the Institute of Travel & Tourism.

Maggie is the Lead for Employability and Enterprise within the School and is a published author in issues related to employability. She has extensive contacts within the industry.


Ferguson, M & Ibbetson, A. The Use Of Online Technology In The Teaching And Learning Process International Journal of Information & Communication Technology Education Volume 1 No. 4,October - December 2005.

Ferguson, M and Williams, C. Biting The Hand That Feeds: The marginalisation of tourism and leisure industry providers in times of crisis. "Current Issues in Tourism.” August 2005.

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Currently teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level in Human Resource Management, Personal Development Planning, Careers, Public Sector Policy and Work Experience. Also supervising dissertations on undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.


Current Research Projects

Employment trends in the leisure sector

Skills and qualification currency within service sector Industries

WebCT as a medium for learning in Sport and Leisure

Personal Development Planning Processes and outcomes


Completed Research Projects

Small Business Advisory Service 2002 The effects of foot and mouth on small businesses within Cumbria.

‘Moving up through Leisure’ Bolton Metropolitan Borough Council 2001