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Heather Farley

Professor

  • Shore Road, Jordanstown Campus

    BT37 0QB Newtownabbey

    United Kingdom

  • 543 Citations
  • 14 h-Index
19952018
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Biography

Professor Heather Farley joined the University in 1992, having previously worked in the food industry, primarily in research and development and production management roles.  She has recently been appointed as Associate Dean (Education) for the Ulster University Business School, having previously been Head of the Department of Management and Leadership (since 2009).  She is a Professor in Management Education (since 2011) and was awarded a Distinguished Teaching Fellowship in 2007, in recognition of her achievements.Heather is a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and has taught a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses, in addition to the supervision of PhD students.  Her research interests lie primarily in the area of food product marketing and consumer behaviour, although she has undertaken progressively more learning and teaching related research activity, having previously acted as Faculty Learning and Teaching Coordinator for eight years.  Recent collaborative research has included developing an engagement model for management education, and on effectively incorporating learning technologies to enhance assessment and feedback practice.  Heather is currently working with three Departmental colleagues, on a four year longitudinal ‘Leadership Journeys’ study for the Leadership Foundation, investigating the impact of the Foundation’s Top Management Programme (TMP) on senior academic leaders (and their institutions) who have undertaken the programme.Heather has maintained her business links through a range of activities, just completing a period as Council Member of the NI Chamber of Commerce and Industry and through links with the Confederation of Business and Industry (CBI), the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), the Institute of Directors (IoD) and the CIPD and ICSA professional bodies.

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Research Output 1995 2018

Active apps: the use of Flipboard as a digital engagement tool in active and flexible learning environments

Carruthers, C., McQuillan, N., Wightman, C., Bolan, P., McIlveen-Farley, H., Kearney, M., McMahon-Beattie, U. & Purkis, H., 2018, Association of Learning Technologists (ALT) Annual Conference, 11th-13th September, Manchester. .

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Active apps: using content curation apps to facilitate active engagement in flexible learning environments

Carruthers, C., McQuillan, N., Wightman, C., Bolan, P., McIlveen-Farley, H., Kearney, M., McMahon-Beattie, U. & Purkis, H., 2018, Chartered Association Of Business Schools Annual Learning, Teaching and the Student Experience Conference, 23rd-25th April, Glasgow. .

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Active apps: using content curation apps to facilitate active engagement in flexible learning environments

Carruthers, C., Bolan, P., Farley, H., Kearney, M., McMahon, U., McQuillan, N., Purkis, H. & Wightman, C., 10 Jan 2017, (Accepted/In press) Unknown Host Publication. p. 1-2 2 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

learning environment
learning
student
pedagogics
resources

Encouraging the adoption of technology facilitated learning (TFL): Communities of Practice as a possible solution?

Carruthers, C., Wightman, C., Farley, H., McMahon-Beattie, U. & McPeake, S., 10 Jan 2016, (Accepted/In press) Unknown Host Publication. p. 1-4 4 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

learning
community
best practice
business school
pedagogics