Beresford-Dey, Marie

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Biography

Marie is a senior lecturer in the School of Humanities, Social Sciences and Law. She teaches on the Professional Doctorate and the MEd programmes. She is the module leader for the Leadership and Organisational Development, Leadership in Professional Practice, Leadership and Management Strategies, and MEd Dissertation; she also supervises Professional Doctorate and PhD students. Marie has spent many years working in various roles within primary and secondary education before moving to further and higher education, including teaching secondary science and education studies. Marie's experiences in different sectors and working across the UK have provided her with a broad base on which to build her professional knowledge.

Marie’s interest in leadership led her to complete an MEd in Leadership and Management and a PhD focusing on school leadership and creativity through the lens of Complexity Leadership Theory. Although these research interests remain, she is also merging her passion and degree studies in the natural sciences by exploring leadership and environmental sustainability. Marie also enjoys returning to the natural sciences through her nature-based photography and spending time outdoors.

Marie has set up and continues to chair the Sustainable Environments: Practice, Activism & Leadership (SEPAL) research community at the University. Additionally, she is co-editor of the new University of Dundee’s Botanic Garden Living Lab Journal. External to the University, she co-convenes the BELMAS Doctoral Rig.

Research interests

Marie's research interests include:

  • Education
  • Leadership
  • Creativity & innovation
  • Intrapreneurship
  • Complexity
  • Sustainability
  • Natural sciences

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, LOCAL AUTHORITY SUPPORT FOR CREATIVITY IN SCOTTISH PRIMARY HEADTEACHERS: EMERGENCE OF SOCIAL INTRAPRENEURIALISM IN A COMPLEX PSEUDO-DEMOCRATIC SYSTEM?

1 Feb 201515 Dec 2019

Award Date: 3 Feb 2020

Master of Education, MEd in Leadership and Management, Open University Milton Keynes

31 Oct 201028 Feb 2012

Award Date: 1 Dec 2012

PGCert THE, PGCE (Secondary Science)

1 Aug 20071 May 2008

Award Date: 1 Jun 2008

Bachelor of Science, BSc (Hons) in Natural Sciences, Open University Milton Keynes

1 Feb 200231 Oct 2006

Award Date: 1 Feb 2007

External positions

External Examiner, University of Bolton

1 Jul 201731 Dec 2021

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