Marie Pitson

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Mrs Marie Pitson MA Ed, PGCE (PCET), PGDip Ed, BA (Hons), CMI, Senior Fellow HEA.

  • Senior Lecturer
  • MBA and MA Leadership Programme Manager
  • Level 5 and 6 Course Manager for the BA Developing Leadership and Management programme (Cardiff)

Tel: 01792 482052

Programme Manager for the MA Leadership programme in Swansea and Cardiff. I am also the level 5 and 6 course manager for the BA Leadership and Management Skills for the Workplace (Cardiff) for Swansea Business School. The role includes the administration of the programme in Cardiff. 

Leadership, Management and Finance Lecturer within Swansea Business School and Wales Institute of Science and Art, teaching on a number of programmes including Business, Accounting and Engineering.

In my role at the University as well as the development and incorporation of different teaching strategies to enhance the student experience, my main interests link to the role and benefits of placement to enhance graduate employment opportunities, and the role of feedback in facilitating learner progression.  

Prior to starting my role at the University, I spent two decades working in Accounting and Management roles in both the private and public sector. For the first ten years I managed an Accounts Department in an Engineering Company. Following this I then moved onto the development of the accounting department within a Third Sector Organisation, training volunteers for the different roles within the department.

  • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Chartered Management Institute
  • International Professional Development Association
  • Affiliate of the Institute of Hospitality


  • English for Academic Purposes
  • PGCE (PCET) - Teaching, Learning and Curriculum (Levels 6 & 7)
  • PGCE (PCET) Leadership and Management in Education (Levels 6 & 7)
  • PGCE (PCET) Student Mentor and Assessor
  • MBA Dissertation Supervisor
  • Research Methods and Professional Development (Level 7)

Undergraduate Modules

  • Finance for Business (Level 4)
  • Financial Performance Management (Level 5)
  • Financial Management for the Hotel Industry (Level 5)
  • Accounting and Accounting Software (Level 5)
  • Engineering Applications and Study Skills (Level 4)
  • Engineering Management (Level 5)
  • Academic and Industry Skills (Level 4)
  • Research Methods and Professional Development (Level 4)
  • Management, Innovation and Sustainability (Level 5)
  • Principles of Management for Tourism Organisations (Level 4)
  • Professional Development for Sport (Level 5)
  • Developing Professional Practice (Level 5)
  • Sports Industrial Placement (Level 5)
  • Management In Practice (Level 5)
  • Industrial Placements (Business, Tourism, Events) (Level 5)
  • Applied Internship (Level 6)
  • Workplace Culture and its Impact on Organisational Efficiency (Level 5)
  • Emergent Leadership Skills for the Workplace (Level 6)
  • Leading and Implementing Workplace Change (Level 6)
  • International Business Communication (Level 6)
  • Developing Relationships and Workplace Achievement (Level 5)
  • Leadership and Management Development (Level 6)
  • Dissertation (Level 6)

My pedagogical research interests relate to the role of feedback in supporting learner progression, with particular emphasis on mathematics and accounting based modules. This links closely to my Master thesis which focused heavily on Assessment for Learning and Developing thinking within Higher Education programmes.

My other research interests include the role, benefits and equity of placement provision within HE. Further focus looks at how placements support and enhance the employability of the students studying on the Sport, Tourism, Events, Business Management and Accounting programmes. 

I am currently reading for my Doctorate in Education. 

  • Accounting and Finance
  • Management and Leadership
  • Placement and Internship

I have undertaken several consultancy roles related to the introduction of accountancy processes within voluntary organisations. I have also worked as a consultant within the University International Office, with a focus upon assessment practices. 

Khan, S. and Pitson, M. (2021), Transitioning to Higher Education – Nexus Plus Conference, University of Wales Trinity Saint David, Swansea, July. 

 Pitson, M. (2022), Overcoming Challenges in Recruiting Student Participants for Online Action Research, SRM Doing Research Online Cases, [Online] UK: Sage.