Beresford-Dey, Marie



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Marie is a lecturer on the Professional Doctorate, MEd, MSc Leadership & Innovation, and BA Professional Development programmes. 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 a lecturer in FE and HE organisations. Marie's experiences across the different sectors have provided her with a broad base on which to build her professional knowledge. Prior to a career in education, Marie had an after-sales supervisory role in the motor industry for a multi-franchised car dealership. Throughout her career, Marie has had a keen interest in Leadership and Management, both formally and informally. 

Outside of work, Marie enjoys returning to her passion for the natural sciences stemmed from her undergraduate studies 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, innovation, and entrepreneurship

Mixed methodologies

Research interests



Creativity & innovation


Complexity theory

Natural sciences

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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