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Dr Cheryl Gordon

Senior Lecturer
School of Business

Cheryl teaches across a range of subjects in Business and Management. With particular expertise in Retail Buying, her industry experience has led to collaborative award-winning commercial projects with AgeUK and St. Catherine's Hospice. In recognition of her contribution to leadership in the area of assessment, Cheryl is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. She also supervises postgraduate and doctoral projects on Education subjects

In addition to retail related subjects, Cheryl teaches Management skills and practice in addition to enterprise and business projects. Cheryl has been closely involved with development of assessment practice within the Business and Management area and specifically

Cheryl is the Programme Leader for the P/T MBA programme, having previously led programmes in Retail Management and Fashion. Before joining the University, she worked as a retail buyer in the Department Store sector and has an extensive background in store management and design. Cheryl is passionate about using her previous experience to help third sector organisations develop their commercial and management skills in order to more effectively compete in a challenging funding environment. Cheryl's postgraduate and doctoral studies have been in education, with a focus on better understanding of the assessment process within Business and Management studies. She has been involved in a number of academic portfolio reviews as School Lead for Assessment, where she has been able to advance assessment practice across suites of practice. She has presented her research into assessment, and in particular workplace lessons for group assessment at a number of conferences in addition to writing a blog for the Chartered Association of Business Schools (CABS)

  • EdD Professional Practice in Higher Education, University of Central Lancashire 2018
  • MEd Professional Practice in Higher Education, University of Central Lancashire 2012
  • BA (Hons) Business Studies, University of Sheffield 1990
  • Educate North Winner – Industry Collaboration Award 2019
  • St. Catherine’s Hospice Business and Management undergraduate projects
  • Educate North Finalist – Innovation Award 2018
  • Age UK undergraduate Retail Management projects

Modules Taught

  • MD4002 - Management Learning and Research
  • HRC005 - Introduction to Enterprise Skills
  • HRC008 - Marketing and Retail
  • Retail Operations, Buying and Fashion Management
  • Management Skills and Practice
  • Designing assessment for Business and Management studies
  • Senior Fellow - Higher Education Academy