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Dr Paulina MacKrell

Lecturer in Leadership and Management
Lancashire School of Business and Enterprise
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Paulina delivers a range of subjects across different programmes, with a particular focus and expertise in Research Methods and Methodologies. She is research active and her research encompasses interdisciplinary studies, mainly concentrating on migration, development, globalisation and sustainability. She is an active member of the Higher Education Academy. Paulina supervises postgraduate projects and dissertations in the areas of business, leadership and management.

Paulina’s current responsibilities involve, but are not limited to designing and delivering modules, supervising project and dissertations across different postgraduate and MBA programmes. She is research active and has a particular passion for conducting qualitative, in-depth research that can be used to expand and enrich our understanding of people’s perspectives, practices and decision-making. Her primary research interests focus on everyday lives, mobilities, motilities, migration and rural spaces. Paulina is currently working on different forms of capital, in particular – motilities, and the theory of social anchoring in turbulent times.

Paulina has a long record of involvement in the industry working for national and international corporations, including Walt Disney World in Florida and having an ongoing dialogue with numerous organisations supporting sustainable development agenda and practices. Her academic experience began over a decade ago when she supported research on tourism and hospitality SMEs and their funding awareness in Lancashire. She then became a lecturer in International Tourism Resort Management and subsequently worked as a research assistant at Liverpool University. Whilst completing her PhD she continued to deliver on various (yet related) undergraduate programmes in Tourism, Management and Human Geography, supervise dissertations and continue with a range of research activities. Paulina helped in organisation and was a speaker in different national and international conferences, such as RGS-IBG London.

  • PhD Human Geography, Keele University, 2019
  • MA Research Methodologies Geographies of Globalisation and Development; Liverpool University, 2014
  • PGCE Postgraduate Certificate in Education, Lancaster University, 2012
  • BA Hons International Tourism Resort Management, Lancaster University, 2011