Karen Gilmore

Karen Gilmore



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I am a Lecturer in Business and Management and was previously a Lecturer in HRM, Programme Leader and Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) Course Tutor.

I hold a BA Arts degree in English and Russian from Queen's University Belfast and a postgraduate degree in Human Resource Management from Glasgow Caledonian University. I am a Chartered Member of CIPD, a qualified 'English Language to Speakers of Other Languages' teacher and is a Myers Briggs Type I Qualified Assessor.  

Prior to working at UWS I worked in management within the hospitality industry. This was followed by a spell as a researcher at Glasgow Caldedonian University. In the past five years, I have worked with engineering SMEs in Ayrshire as a business development and change consultant and as a researcher at Heriot-Watt University before returning full time to UWS in August 2020.

I have extensive experience in management development for a number of public and private organisations and have published research and impact studies throughout my career.

My current research interests is are in the areas of social mobility, the Graduate Apprenticeship initiative and work based learning systems.


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities

External positions

External examiner, Coventry University

1 Sept 200531 Aug 2009


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