Dawn Harrison

Teaching and Learning Co-ordinator

Lancashire School of Business and Enterprise

Greenbank Building, GR262

+44 (0) 1772 89 4785


Subject Areas: Business & Management, Education

Dawn’s commercial background and higher education teaching experience (Napier University, Edinburgh) brought her to UCLan in 1991.  Since then she has taught on a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses; as well as professional short courses. Her key interest is in supporting students through assessment design and facilitation.


Full Profile

Dawn moved to UCLan from Napier University, Edinburgh following a retailing career with Marks and Spencer.   Her current responsibilities beyond teaching within Lancashire School of Business and Enterprise are Student Experience Lead, Quality Lead, Network Coordinator for Colleges facilitating FdA Business, mentor for D2 (HEA Accreditation).

Dawn uses innovative approaches to engage undergraduate students including Research Informed Teaching which enables students to be ‘producers’. Students have found this challenging, but rewarding.

Dawn runs workshops to support teams in developing approaches to learning, teaching and assessment. Dawn also provides one to one coaching sessions to support colleagues’ professional practice.  Dawn has used her coaching skills to support a number of colleagues to gain HEA membership at D2 level. Currently the School of Management has 66% HEA membership at D2 level (or above) with Dawn supporting a further 3 colleagues (7%).


  • Postgraduate Certificate in Education (Teaching Theory: Distinction, Teaching Practice: Distinction) University of Manchester (BIHE), 1989
  • BA (Hons) Business Studies, Wolverhampton Polytechnic, 1981
  • Diploma in Marketing: Chartered Institute of Marketing
  • Certificate in Coaching for the Future (2014), PINNA & Uclan
  • Certificate in Coaching for Organisational Performance (2016), PINNA & Uclan


Heywood-Everett, G. & Harrison, D. (2010) Learning & Teaching Support – is it all about the timing? Educational Developments Vol 11, No 1 [pp 19 – 22]

Harrison, D. (2001) Research Assessment Exercise; Policy and Practices. Development of Management Working Paters No 3, December 2001


  • Assessment for higher order thinking skills
  • Marking grids – the value and challenges

Teaching Activities and Responsibilities

  • Module Leader: Management in Context (HR1010)
  • Module Leader:  Understanding and Implementing Coaching & Mentoring (HR4021)


  • Senior Fellow, Higher Education Academy (October 2014)
  • Non-Executive Director H & H Group Plc


Mind the Gap! Potential hazards when taking reflection from the employment to the education context. ISSOTL (International Society for Scholarship of Teaching and Learning); Liverpool [19-22 October 2010]