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Claire Ashworth

School of Business

Claire teaches across a range of programmes within the human resource management and leadership division, specialising in leadership, coaching and mentoring and organisation culture. Claire is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a Chartered Member of the Institute of Personnel Development. She champion's the courage to look to the playful side of life to help achieve goals and shift organisational behaviours. Claire supervises post-graduate dissertation and work-based investigations.

Claire is part of the Business and Management undergraduate teaching programme and is the year one tutor, supporting undergraduates in their transition to studying at university. Claire also leads PASS for the programme.

In addition to the undergraduate degree, Claire supports the degree apprenticeship in Business and Management and HRM programmes. Claire is a workplace coach, mentor and self-confessed fanatic of live theatre and learning through play, her philosophy to life is simple. Be curious! Be bold! Be you! Claire has presented at the University of Central Lancashire's annual Education, Learning and Teaching conference sharing interest and future research into the use of improvisation theatre in developing coaching skills. This is an ongoing area of interest. Claire is a member of iROWE - the Institute for Research into Work, Organisations and Employment.

Claire has worked in the Human Resource industry, mostly within public sector for over 15 years prior to joining the academic team at the University of Central Lancashire in 2012. Claire brings both an practitioner mindset to the table as well as a pedagogic focus. In addition to this is a member of the Institute of Management (MInstILM).