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Professor Dilani Jayawarna BSc (Eng), PhD

Professor of Entrepreneurship Strategy, IB and Entrepreneurship

    Teaching

    I am teaching on research methods modules for MSc, MRes and PhD programmes. I am also involved in MSc and MRes dissertation supervision in addition to taking PhD supervision in the Management School.

    In terms of teaching I have worked collaboratively with many faculty members at ULMS and externally. Currently teach MRes/PhD students on quantitative research and advanced research methods. In the past, I also contributed to the development and delivery of entrepreneurship modules at the postgraduate level and research methods modules for MSc and MBA programmes. 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 nine PhD students to completion and currently supervising four others. In addition to my commitment to developing people internal to ULMS, I also take an active mentoring role developing PhD and early career researchers at various UK and overseas research institutions.

    Modules for 2021-22

    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