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Dr Dilani Jayawarna PhD

Reader in Entrepreneurship Strategy, IB and Entrepreneurship

    Teaching and Learning

    In terms of teaching I have worked collaboratively with many faculty members at ULMS and externally. Currently I am the module leader for three PG modules, one of which is a core module on our MSc programme – Applied Business Research Methods. I also teach MRes/PhD students on quantitative research and advanced research methods. My leadership in MBA dissertation modules is also worth mentioning due to its emphasise on developing research skills for practice based research. In the past, I also contributed to the development and delivery of entrepreneurship modules at the postgraduate level. In all my teaching I follow ‘research led’ teaching and introduce reflexive methods paired with group work, electronic support, language support and formative feedback. One of my most important tasks in developing postgraduate students is to plan and lead quantitative research workshops that provide additional research skills to improve student employability. Running large modules smoothly, whilst still striving for small group work, requires meticulous planning and staff mentoring and support, which I have handled successfully in the past. I have supervised three PhD students to completion and currently supervising three others. In addition to my commitment to developing people internal to ULMS, I also take an active mentoring role to mentoring and developing PhD and early career researchers from BAM and ISBE communities.


    Modules for 2019-20

    APPLIED RESEARCH METHODS

    Module code: ULMS515

    Role: Module Co-ordinator

    Dissertation

    Module code: ULMS706

    Role: Module Co-ordinator

    QUANTITATIVE METHODS IN BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT

    Module code: ULMR603

    Role: Module Co-ordinator

    QUANTITATIVE METHODS IN BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT

    Module code: ULMS603

    Role: Module Co-ordinator