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Academic Biography

Gill moved from industry in to academia after gaining a first class honors’ degree in Psychology at Teesside University before registering for a PhD (awarded 2014). Her desire to pass on her combined business experience and understanding of people to students naturally led to securing a lecturing post at Teesside University Business School.

Gill has significant experience at Main Board Level within a number of sectors and is familiar with all elements of business. However, Gill's main interests is the use of positive psychology to foster effective working relationships and collaboration as a tool to develop stability and growth in organisations.

Gill is a chartered member of the British Psychological Society and also remains as a director and shareholder of a local property management and development organisation.

Summary of Research Interests

Gill’s main research interest is in developing new learning experiences and environments for students which in turn will enhance their university experience and employability prospects.  Recent research activity has focused on the co-creation of curriculum with students and also students as partners in the use of innovative teaching methods.

Enterprise Interest and Activities

Using her knowledge of Positive Psychology and adopting a coaching methodology Gill is happy to engage with employers on staff development activities for CPD portfolios.

Learning and Teaching Interests and Activities

Gill is interested in adopting 21st century teaching methods to help develop enhanced student experience in the classroom. Gill is leading on the implementation of new teaching methodologies across all areas of delivery within Teesside University Business School.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Teesside University

6 Oct 200820 Jun 2014

Award Date: 20 Jun 2014

Bachelor, Teesside University

5 Oct 200526 May 2008

Award Date: 20 Jun 2008

External positions

Chartered Member, British Psychological Society

2016 → …

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Research Output

  • 2 Paper
  • 1 Article
  • 1 Digital or Visual Products

Co-creating by degrees exploring experiences of co design

Becker, S., Hopps, D., Owens, G., Runze, J., Morris, S., Bainbridge, V. & Wylie, M., 12 Jun 2017

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Open Access
  • The Impact of Spousal Relationships on Business Venture Success

    Owens, G., Scott, J. & Blenkinsopp, J., 12 Nov 2013.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

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    At the heart of things: The role of the “married” couple in entrepreneurship and family business

    Seaman, C. (ed.), Blenkinsopp, J. & Owens, G., 2010, In : International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour and Research. 16, 5, p. 357-369

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle