Ms Sheena Bell

Sheena Bell
  • Senior University Teacher (Management)

telephone: 01413303756
email: Sheena.Bell@glasgow.ac.uk

R401 Level 4
Management
Gilbert Scott Building
Glasgow G12 8QQ


Research interests

Research and teaching interests are in human resource development, entrepreneurship and organisational development.  Research projects have included funded and consultancy studies of public and private sector organisations and higher education.

An overview of a research project regarding 'The Study of Graduate Attributes Enhancement' can be found at the following link: Study of Graduate Study Attributes

Biography

Sheena Bell, MA, MBA, MSc, FHEA, started her career after undergraduate and postgraduate studies at Glasgow and Strathclyde universities.  In her early career she has worked in public and private sector organisations in television, retail, sport, charities and the arts.  Specialist roles included working in the functional areas of operations, human resource development, management and also working independently for a number of years as a consultant in management and organisational development.  She has continued to undertake management and organisational development throughout her academic career as a Lecturer in higher education.  Sheena has worked in a number of Scottish universities and in the last six years in the University of Glasgow’s Business School.   Here, as a Senior University Teacher in Management, she is UG Business & Management Programme Convenor and she teaches and researches in Organisational Behaviour and Human Resource Development and Entrepreneurship.  Sheena has held two non-executive directorships, including founding Chair with responsibility for establishing Dundee Contemporary Arts, a £9m new build international visual arts centre completed in 1999.

Qualifications

  • MA (University of Glasgow); MBA (University of Dundee); MSc (University of Glasgow)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Business Organisation (University of Strathclyde; Postgraduate Teaching Qualification (University of Strathclyde)
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA).

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2010

MacKenzie, J. et al. (2010) From anxiety to empowerment: a learning community of university teachers. Teaching in Higher Education, 15 (3). pp. 273-284. ISSN 1356-2517 (doi:10.1080/13562511003740825)

Gunn, V., Bell, S., and Kafmann, K. (2010) Thinking Strategically about Employability and Graduate Attributes: Universities and Enhancing Learning for Beyond Universities. Discussion Paper. Quality Assurance Agency (Scotland), Glasgow, UK.

Gunn, V., Kafmann, K., and Bell, S. (2010) What is Topical/Emergent in Employability? Discussion Paper. Quality Assurance Agency (Scotland), Glasgow, UK.

2008

Boonstra, A., Boddy, D., and Bell, S. (2008) Stakeholder management in IOS projects: lessons from an attempt to implement an electronic patient file. European Journal of Information Systems, 17 (2). pp. 100-111. ISSN 0960-085X (doi:10.1057/ejis.2008.2)

2007

Maxwell, G., Rankine, L., Bell, S., and MacVivar, A. (2007) The incidence and impact of flexible working arrangements in smaller businesses. Employee Relations, 29 (2). pp. 138-161. ISSN 0142-5455 (doi:10.1108/01425450710719987 )

2006

Bell, S. et al. (2006) The scholarship of teaching and learning: a university teacher learning community’s work in progress. Practice and Evidence of Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 1 (1). pp. 3-12. ISSN 1750-8428

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Article

MacKenzie, J. et al. (2010) From anxiety to empowerment: a learning community of university teachers. Teaching in Higher Education, 15 (3). pp. 273-284. ISSN 1356-2517 (doi:10.1080/13562511003740825)

Boonstra, A., Boddy, D., and Bell, S. (2008) Stakeholder management in IOS projects: lessons from an attempt to implement an electronic patient file. European Journal of Information Systems, 17 (2). pp. 100-111. ISSN 0960-085X (doi:10.1057/ejis.2008.2)

Maxwell, G., Rankine, L., Bell, S., and MacVivar, A. (2007) The incidence and impact of flexible working arrangements in smaller businesses. Employee Relations, 29 (2). pp. 138-161. ISSN 0142-5455 (doi:10.1108/01425450710719987 )

Bell, S. et al. (2006) The scholarship of teaching and learning: a university teacher learning community’s work in progress. Practice and Evidence of Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 1 (1). pp. 3-12. ISSN 1750-8428

Research Report or Paper

Gunn, V., Bell, S., and Kafmann, K. (2010) Thinking Strategically about Employability and Graduate Attributes: Universities and Enhancing Learning for Beyond Universities. Discussion Paper. Quality Assurance Agency (Scotland), Glasgow, UK.

Gunn, V., Kafmann, K., and Bell, S. (2010) What is Topical/Emergent in Employability? Discussion Paper. Quality Assurance Agency (Scotland), Glasgow, UK.

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Teaching at Undergraduate and Masters levels, key subjects are:  organisational behaviour (OB), human resource development (HRD), learning and development, corporate entrepreneurship and entrepreneurship & new venture planning.

With a recently (2011) awarded MSc in Advanced Educational Studies, Sheena’s engagement in teaching is focussed on the individual student’s engagement in growth and development, including personal development planning, graduate attributes enhancement and career planning for their futures.  Her approach is for this to be embedded in subject content learning, is student-led, with student autonomy, responsibility and resulting confidence and capability as key outputs.

Recent Projects and Professional Involvements

2012.  Strategic review of the South of Scotland Knowledge Transfer Partnership Project, led by Dr Bobby Mackie, University of West of Scotland: a partnership project involving Heriot-Watt University, University of Glasgow, University of West of Scotland, Barony College, Borders College, Dumfries & Galloway College, Scottish Agricultural College.

2010-11.  Participated in ‘Transatlantic SOTL Conversations: Fostering Collaboration in SoTL through Facilitated SOTL Partnerships,’ A University of Wisconsin Oshkosh and University of Glasgow teaching community international collaboration project led by Jane MacKenzie, Rob McKerlie, and Lorna Morrow (University of Glasgow) Renee A. Meyers & Katina Lazarides (University of Wisconsin).

2010-present.  Researcher in ‘The Entrepreneurship Education Project’, led by Dr. Doan Winkel, Illinois State University, and Dr. Jeff Vanevenhoven, University of Wisconsin - Whitewater.

2009-10. Development of the ‘Graduates for the 21st Century', Employability Enhancement theme funded by The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA), led by Dr Vicky Gunn, University of Glasgow. 2007/8.  Awarded teaching development funding as a part of ‘Aiming University Learning @ Work’, a Scottish Funding Council's Strategic £1.2m Change Grant, involving Glasgow University as lead university with St Andrews and Caledonian universities. The aims were to study and embed work-related learning and employability in the curriculum.

2008-9.  Involved in study examining  Employer Branding and HR in the NHS led by  Professor Graeme Martin, University of Glasgow.

2006-7.  Member of Glasgow University Teacher Community of Practice, a cross-university group set up with Learning and Teaching Development Fund award to Dr Jane McKenzie,  with the aim of  developing understanding and dissemination of knowledge of Scholarship in Teaching and Learning.

2006-7. University of Glasgow Learning and Teaching Development Fund award to lead the development of learning and teaching materials and reflective learning approaches and to introduce Personal Development Planning and employability skills.

2006. Presentation to the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, West of Scotland Masterclass Series the key learning from the Report ‘Work-life Balance in Smaller Businesses in Scotland: Encouraging the Expansion of Flexible Working Policies and Practices’. (2005) MacVicar, A., McDougall, M., Bell, S., Maxwell, G., Rankine, L.

2002-5.  Research project led by Glasgow Caledonian University, with European Social Funding to examine Work-Life Balance policy and practice issues in Scottish micro, small and medium sized enterprises. The outputs were multiple and include a full report (2005) numerous peer-reviewed conference papers and a number of academic and practitioner journal articles. There have also been a number of key events, and Sheena led the initiation of a National Family-Friendly Business Award in 2004.