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Catherine Toase

Senior Lecturer
School of Business

Catherine teaches across a range of subjects within the School. She has worked for the university for over 20 years and has had an active role in course management, for a variety of courses in Business, Management, Leadership and HRM. Her interests have led to collaborations and publications within diverse areas of research; including information systems, decision modelling and Solution-focused Coaching. In recognition of contributions to teaching, Catherine is a National Teaching Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Catherine has a lead role in the Foundation courses in Business and Management.

  • Programme Leader for the Foundation Business Entry programmes 2015- date
  • Programme Leader for International Business, International Business and Management and International Business (top up): GDUFS students.
  • 2014-2015 Organised a motivational coaching programme for International Business students 2014 Programme Leader for the Business Joint Honours degrees within LBS: 2008-2015
  • Developed a Performance Management workshop for the Asian Business federation, based in Burnley (offered via the Innovation Voucher scheme) May 2011.
  • Division representative on the faculty Student Experience Group, the Student Access Group, The International Committee and the Transition to HE group 2004-2016
  • University review panel member for the School of Science and Technology: 2006- date
  • Subject leader for Business Information Systems,
  • Combined Honours degree Programme,
  • September 2001- 2008 Supervision of students in postgraduate degree projects with external companies; work placements in business related courses; undergraduate and postgraduate dissertation projects.
  • MSc Business Administration (IT), University of Central Lancashire, 1998
  • BSc (Hons) Psychology, Sheffield University, 1989

Modules Taught

  • HRC004 - Skills for Higher Education
  • HRC007 - Managing People and Organisations
  • HR1005 - Introduction to Business Functions
  • HR2009 - Transition to Work
  • BC3010 - Dissertation
  • BC3011 - Management Report
  • HR4011 - Organisational Design and Development
  • HR4993 - MSc HRM Dissertation
  • Women in Leadership
  • Solution-focused coaching in HE
  • Higher Education Academy