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Emma Watton

Senior Teaching Fellow, Research Student

Emma Watton

Charles Carter Building



Tel: +44 1524 593038


Emma is a senior teaching fellow within The Department of Entrepreneurship and Strategy. Her academic area is leadership.

In addition to her role at LUMS Emma is visiting faculty at the Centre for Humanitarian Leadership, Melbourne, Australia.

Emma joined the HEI sector in 2004 and has previously worked at the University of Cumbria and the University of Central Lancashire. During this time she project managed several large scale funded programmes.

Emma’s early career was in Financial Services where she specialised in the small business sector. She has extensive experience in the design and delivery of leadership development programmes for the financial services sector.


PG Certificate in Academic Practice

MBA in Leadership and Sustainability. Dissertation topic: Leadership reform after the financial crisis of 2007- 2008: A global study.

Diploma in Leading Sustainable Communities

PRINCE 2 Project Management

Research Interests

Responsible leadership

Leadership learning - using reflexive learning mechanisms

Leadership narrative identity

Current Teaching

EMBA: Leadership and Organisational Behaviour

EMBA: Responsible Leadership Challenges

EMBA: Consultancy Challenge

BSc Entrepreneurship: Leadership and Social Innovation

BSc: Future Global Leaders


Business and Enterprise

Invited conference presentations:

  • Higher Education Entrepreneurial Group (HEEG) June 2013 annual conference, Henley ‘Leading Sustainability: A new model for international MBA engagement’ Watton, E. & Stables, S.
  • Higher Education Entrepreneurial Group (HEEG) June 2013 annual conference, Henley ‘From Ambleside to Islamabad: A virtual knowledge exchange programme’ Stables, S. & Watton, E.

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