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Louise McArdle

Head of School of Management
Lancashire School of Business and Enterprise
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Louise's background is in industrial sociology and she has taught a range of subject including critical management studies, research methods and management theory. Louise currently leads the School of Management and works closely with colleagues across a number of business and management related disciplines.

Louise has many years experience in teaching and academic management. She has been involved in curriculum development, enhancing the students experience as well as supporting academic staff development. In 2018 she was warded the University Star for Inspiring Leader and has used her leadership skills to develop and maintain the success of the School. Louise is also a meber of the Academic Board in the University. Louise has also published in a range of disciplines including, work and employment, creative industries and design and the impact of neo-liberal work practices.

Louise joined the University of Central Lancashire in 1992. Previously she was a researcher at Keele University and since then she has forged a strong academic profile gaining expertise in teaching, research and academic management.

  • 2009 MA (with Distinction) in Sociology University of Central Lancashire
  • 1990 Certificate in Industrial Relations Durham University
  • 1988 BA (Hons) Organisation Studies with Economics (2:1) Lancashire Polytechnic
  • CMBE Chartered Manager Business Educator