Beresford-Dey, Marie


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Marie is a lecturer on the Professional Doctorate and the MEd Development programmes and is a doctoral supervisor. She joined the School in 2013. Before moving to Scotland Marie spent a number of years working in various roles within the mainstream education sector. Upon moving to Scotland Marie became an education lecturer in FE prior to commencing her role at the University. Marie's experiences across the different sectors have provided her with a broad base on which to build her professional knowledge. Throughout her career, Marie has had a keen interest in Leadership and Management. Alongside this Marie's research interests include Complexity Theory, Creativity and Innovation, and Sustainability.
Outside of work, Marie enjoys returning to her passion for the Natural Sciences stemmed from her undergraduate studies in Environmental Science and spending time outdoors. She has recently taken up photography and is enjoying merging this with the natural environment. 
•    PhD: Marie has completed her PhD with a focus on leadership, creativity, and complexity.
•    Leadership roles: Marie is currently the Academic Lead for all MEd students undertaking their studies via Stafford Global, particularly for the MENA regions. She is also ESW's School Lead for Employability, Enterprise, and Entrepreneurship.



Marie's teaching areas include:
Leadership and management
Organisational behaviour
Creativity and innovation



Research interests

Creativity & innovation
Complexity theory
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

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy

1 Feb 201515 Dec 2019

Award Date: 3 Feb 2020

Master of Education, Open University Milton Keynes

31 Oct 201028 Feb 2012

Award Date: 1 Dec 2012


1 Aug 20071 May 2008

Award Date: 1 Jun 2008

Bachelor of Science, 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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