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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 Leadership and Management and is the Programme Director for the MSc in Leadership Practice and Responsibility.

Emma has over fourteen years of HEI experience having previously worked at the University of Cumbria and the University of Central Lancashire. During this time she project managed several large scale programmes including the LEAD programme in Cumbria.

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 artefacts and storytelling

Service learning

Current Teaching

LLC500 Responsible Leadership: Challenges and Reflections

LLC504 Responsible Leadership in Action

LLC506 Global Leadership 

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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