I am an Associate Dean of Salford Business School. My key responsibility there is Student Experience.


I am an academic leader and management consultant with a proven track record of delivery in the areas of learning and teaching and enterprise.As an educator, I was nominated as ‘most innovative teacher in Higher Education’ at the 2016 THEAs and was nominated in Edge Hill Student Teaching award each year between 2012-2019 and won three times.

I have worked extensively with a range of Universities at the strategic level to develop and rationale their portfolios.I was a director of the ERDF funded Productivity and Innovation Centre (www.edgehill.ac.uk/PIC).

Over the last ten years, I have been involved in both ‘pure’ research projects and commercially funded work on a consultancy basis. My interest in this type of work began when I did doctoral research exploring how front-line police officers were making use of mobile technologies.

Previously, I was employed as a researcher by the AimTech Research Group at Leeds University Business School. While at the Business School, I was involved in a range of projects around information management and the impact of innovative or disruptive technologies.

In addition to my work as a ‘pure’ researcher, I have also worked extensively as a consultant on commercial projects that cover a wide range of information and organisational management areas.

I recently worked with Advance HE on a project looking at high impact teaching in Business and Management schools. I am currently engaged in work around micro-credentials with a commercial partner.

I am involved in the Chartered Associate of Business Schools (CABS) Associate Deans Network.

I undertake research and consultancy into the digital economy with an emphasis on how organisations and individuals can and will adapt to disruption to existing business models and ways of working.

One Reply to “About”

  1. Hello Charles,
    I am a journalist with Education Technology magazine and website, and I am writing the following feature:

    *The digital divide among academic staff*

    The extent to which the pandemic has exacerbated the digital divide among students has received plenty of coverage in the last 12 months – and rightly so. But no one seems to be talking about digital poverty among academic staff. Teachers and lecturers alike need devices, infrastructure, training and time to deliver education effectively – but, in some cases, these requirements have been consistently overlooked. How does this impact their students?

    I thought you would be well placed to provide some insights for this feature (and you come recommended by Mark Carrigan!), and I wondered if I could email you, say, four or five questions today, and ask for answers back by next Wednesday, January 27?

    many thanks Charles,
    and v best wishes

    Steve Wright
    Education Technology magazine

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