Gareth Hughes

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Dr Gareth Hughes BSc, MBA, DBA, Associate member of HEA

Academic Director
Senior Lecturer in Strategic Management

Tel: 07577486226

  • Academic Director

Gareth has an over ten years industry experience, working in the oil, gas and utility sectors, working with a broad range of client organisations, from boutique consultancies to large blue-chip multinationals.

He has developed both practical and academic skills across a range of disciplines, including marketing, business development, strategy and management to name a select few. Gareth combined his professional undertakings with further study, completing a Doctorate of Business Administration in 2017.

This doctoral study was concerned with analysing the barriers to success for western professional service firms operating in the Chinese market. Since joining the university in 2015, he has been able to utilise his professional and research experience to inform his teaching practice.

Modules taught:

  • Academic skills
  • Community engagement
  • Strategic management level 6
  • Strategic management level 7
  • Organisational consultancy
  • Dissertation supervision level 6
  • Dissertation supervision level 7

Research interests: 

  • China
  • Culture
  • Grounded theory
  • Teaching practice

Gareth has broad-ranging and multi-discipline expertise owing to both his professional and academic practice. He has particular academic expertise concerning barriers to growth for western professional service firms operating in China

The majority of Gareth’s professional career has been spent working with consultancy organisations. These consultancies were typically multidisciplinary and technical in nature. Gareth has also conducted consultancy services during his employment with the university.