Louisa Hill

Profile

Student Experience Profile

Since starting in higher education, Louisa has worked in roles such as Lecturer, Programme Director, External Examiner and Academic Reviewer, to now being an Associate Professor.  Her passion to continually strive to enhance the student experience is demonstrated through the professional awards that she holds that include CMBE, SFHE, QTLS, RPA and MIFL. 

She holds a BA (Hons) in Economics and Legal Studies, PGCE in Post-Compulsory Education and Training and an MA in Education.  She is currently undertaking her Doctorate in Education which combines her interests in the professional development of business school academics and inclusive international practice.  Her thesis focusses on organisational change management and individual resistance to change theory as a means of supporting business school academics in developing their internationalised teaching practices. 

She has worked with executive education, postgraduate research, postgraduate taught, undergraduate and foundation year students in a variety of higher education cultures.  She has a wealth of experience in providing an excellent student education experience on a range of business school programmes especially human resource management and professional development.

She is active in leading and providing professional development for academics and was a member of the working group that established the CMBE professional qualification for business school academics.  She has delivered training nationally for CABS and UKAT, led special interest groups and has mentored many academics.

Research Profile

Throughout her career, Louisa has been an active researcher, and is currently undertaking her Doctorate in Education and Leeds Institute of Teaching Excellence (LITE) Fellowship. 

Louisa’s doctoral research examines change management approaches at organisational level, combined with resistance management strategies for individuals and discipline groups, with the aim of engaging the majority of academics in a business school in using internationalised teaching practices. 

Her LITE Fellowship entails developing evidence-based guidelines to enable inclusive interdisciplinary team working practice.  She was also previously awarded University Student Education Fellow for her research excellence.

To disseminate best practice at international level, she regularly presents conference papers, as well as review articles for the Academy of Management Learning & Education.

She also supports postgraduate research students through thesis supervision, delivering teaching programmes and mentoring AFHEA applicants. 

Responsibilities

  • Thesis and Dissertation Supervisor
  • PGR Teaching Co-Ordinator
  • Professional Development Tutor

Research interests

My current research activities and interests:

Doctorate in Education (EdD)

Managing the complexities of change to engage the majority of business school academics in internationalised teaching practices via:

  • Organisational Business School level – analysis of implementation approaches and elements in the process to successfully engage.

  • Individual Academic and Discipline Group level – examination of the challenges faced and the support required.

  • Resistance to Change – identification of a spectrum of mindsets in relation to academics’ resistance to using international teaching practices.

Leeds Institute for Teaching Excellence Fellowship (LITE)

Developing evidence-based guidelines to enable inclusive interdisciplinary team working practices via:

  • Exploration of interdisciplinary teams to address global challenges.

  • Investigation of inclusive practices through divergence and convergence.

My other research includes:

  • Inclusive teaching and tutoring practices for diverse business school students

  • Internationalisation of the curriulum at home

  • Teacher training for doctoral students

My publications include:

Conference Papers

  • Diers-Lienke, C., Hill, L. & Jokipakka, K. (2023) Successful Organisational Change: An Ecosystems Approach to Taking Internationalisation Beyond Mobility. EAIE: Annual Conference.

  • Hill, L. & Weissova, L. (2023) Challenges Faced and Support Required to Engage Academics in IaH. EAIE: Annual Conference.

  • Hill, L., Morgan, T. & Jaspersen, L. (2023) ‘Working Interdisciplinary Together’: Facilitating Interdisciplinary Teams to Address Sustainable Development Challenges. Advance HE: Teaching and Learning Conference.

  • Morgan, T., Hill, L. & Jaspersen, L. (2023) Enabling Inclusivity and Diversity through Divergence and Convergence. Advance HE: Teaching and Learning Conference.

  • Hill, L. (2022) An Exploration of the Benefits of Internationalisation at Home in Business Schools. University of Kent: Internationalisation at Home.

  • Hill, L. (2022) Inclusive Practices in an Online Employability Module. University of Lincoln: DigiEd Futures.

  • Hill, L. (2022) Overview of Internationalisation at Home. University of Leeds: World Unite Festival.

  • Hill, L., Smith, N. & Qudah, S. (2021) Falling back in love with unloved modules: Boosting student satisfaction in core skills modules through student-centred online teaching. CABS Learning, Teaching & Student Experience conference.

  • Hill, L. (2021) Inclusive Teaching Practices through Students as Partner on LUBS2020. University of Leeds: Student Education Teaching Forum.

  • Hill, L. (2021) Internationalisation at Home: Practices to Support Building Bridges between International and National Students for Intercultural Competence Development. UKAT: Annual Conference.

  • Hill, L. & Smith, N. (2021) Supporting International Students through Personal Tutorials. Open University: Conference on Access, Participation and Success.

  • Hill, L. (2020) Supporting Study to Work Students through Partnerships with Undergraduate and Graduate Students. RAISE: Pandemic Partnerships and Power.

  • Hill, L. & Hussain, M. (2020) Special Interest Group International Students Launch. UKAT: Festival of Ideas.

  • Hill, L. & Robinson, J. (2019) Generating Interdisciplinary Sustainability Projects in Commonwealth Countries Through Internationalisation at Home Teaching Practices. PRME Regional Charter UK and Ireland 6th Annual Conference.

  • Hill, L. & Dickinson, J. (2018) Capturing a Unicorn: Supporting Students to Succeed in the Competitive Placement Applications Process. Chartered ABS Learning, Teaching and Student Experience Annual Conference.

  • Hill, L. & Smith, N. (2018) ‘Yes, I am interested in you!’ – Enhancing Chinese Students’ Experience through Personal Tutorials. Chartered ABS Learning, Teaching and Student Experience Annual Conference. 

  • Hill, L. (2017) DICTATE: Developing Intercultural Competences Through Aviation (Drone) Technology Experiments. Chartered ABS Learning, Teaching and Student Experience Annual Conference. 

  • Hill, L. (2017) UBELing Doctoral Students’ Teacher Training: Using Blended Learning to Drive Teaching Excellence in Doctoral Students’ Teaching Training. Chartered ABS Learning, Teaching and Student Experience Annual Conference. 

  • Hill, L. (2016) Mind the Gap: Expectations and Support for Academics in Developing Intercultural Competencies in Higher Education. Internationalising the Curriculum Conference.

  • Hill, L. (2016) Thinking Globally, Acting Locally: An Examination of the Drivers Affecting Policy Formulation at Individual University Level. Fourth Research Student Conference.

  • Hill, L. (2016) Overcoming Butterflies in the Stomach: Supporting Doctoral Students’ Teaching Practices through Innovative Training. How Teaching Focused Academics are Driving Teaching Excellence.

  • Hill, L. (2016) Implementing a University Internationalisation Strategy: An Examination of the Policy, Places and People Involved. WRDTC Interdisciplinary Summer Conference on Education in the 21st Century.

  • Hill, L. (2016) Butterflies in Your Stomach? Top Tips for Presenting at a Conference. Empowering the PhD.

  • Hill, L. (2015) Student Sounding Boards for Quality Enhancement. Enhancing Student Learning Through Innovative Scholarship Conference.

  • Hill, L. (2015) Having a Eureka Moment: Using Discovery Learning to Address the Needs of Widening Participation Students. University of Warwick’s Annual Conference.

  • Hill, L. (2013) Harnessing the Power of ‘iPal’. HEA Annual Conference.

  • Hill, L. (2013) Harnessing the Power of Internationalisation. First Annual Learning and Teaching Conference.

Journal Articles

  • Hill, L. & Viragos, A. (2020) Book Review: Internationalization and Employability in Higher Education. Academy of Management Learning & Education, 19 (4).

  • Hill, L. (2019) Mentimeter: A Tool for Actively Engaging Large Lecture Cohorts. Academy of Management Learning & Education, 19 (2).

  • Hill, L. (2019) Blackboard Collaborate Ultra: An Online, Interactive Teaching Tool. Academy of Management Learning & Education, 18 (4).

  • Hill, L. (2016) Supporting Widening Participation Students through Student as Producer Research on Quality Enhancement. Practice and Evidence of Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education: Special Issue, 11 (1).

Book Chapters

  • Hill, L. (2024) The Topsy-Turvy Developments of a Full-Time Academic Studying a Part-Time Thesis on Internationalisation at Home. In Jones, E., Norlin, B., Rönnqvist, C. & Sullivan, K. P. H. (Eds). Internationalising the Doctoral Experience: Models, Opportunities and Outcomes. London: Routledge.

Blogs

  • Hill, L. & Morgan, T. (2023) Developing Interdisciplinary Team Working Competencies [Online]. 19 April. 

  • Hill, L. (2021) Mandarin learning at Leeds University Business School [Online]. 9 June.

  • Hill, L. (2021) Students as Partners in Developing Employability Skills. [Online]. 12 March.

  • Hill, L. & Hussain, M. (2021) Creating a ‘sense of belonging’ for international students through intercultural Personal Tutoring. 10 February. [Online].

  • Hill, L. (2019) Developing students’ intercultural competencies through ‘Internationalisation at Home’ pedagogic practices. 22 November. [Online]

  • Hill, L. (2019) How to write an introduction chapter for a thesis. 31 January. [Online].

  • Hill, L. (2017) Getting the Most out of Networking at Conferences. 10 January. [Online].

  • Hill, L. (2016) Writing a Conference Proposal. 13 June. [Online].

  • Hill, L. (2013) Pass the Russian doll to explain research methods. 25 October. [Online].

Other

  • Hill, L. (2022) Fancy a Brew? The Challenges of Converting a World Cafe to Online. University of Sheffield Doctoral Times: Research Methodologies (Spring), 22.

  • Hill, L. (2021) Top 10 Tips for Supporting International Students. [Online].

  • Hill, L. & Hussain, M. (2020) International Student Special Interest Group. [Online].

  • Hill, L & Smith, N. (2019) Tutoring Matters – Supporting International Students through Personal Tutorials. 12 December. [Online].

  • Hill, L. (2018) The Topsy Turvy Career Considerations of an EdD in Higher Education Student. University of Sheffield Doctoral Times: The Job World After the PhD, 17 (Spring), 9.

  • Hill, L. (2013) Learning and Development Practice Exhibition for first year students at North Lindsey College, UK. In Healey, M, Jenkins, A, Lea, J. (Eds.) Case Studies of Research Based Curricula in College Based Higher Education. York: HEA.

Qualifications

  • Leeds Institute for Excellence Fellow
  • University Student Education Fellow
  • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Certified Management and Business Educator
  • Recognised Practitioner in Advising

Professional memberships

  • Academy of Management Organisational Behaviour division
  • Chartered Association of Business Schools
  • United Kingdom Advising and Tutoring association

Student education

My student experience interests and activities involve:

Professional Development Leadership Activities

  • Development of the Certified Management and Business Educator scheme

  • Delivering national and local professional development training on partnerships with students and inclusive teaching practices 

  • Leading special interests groups across the UK on international student tutoring

  • PGR Teacher Training Co-ordination

  • Course Leadership of the PGR Training to Teach programme

  • Mentoring academics in student education practices, professional and promotion applications.

 

Teaching-Focussed Activities

  • External Examination and Academic Reviewer of MA in Education Leadership BA (Hons) Business Management, HND Business

  • Programme Directorship of Human Resource Management, Leadership and Change Management, Business Management

  • Module Leadership of a wide range of modules including people management and development, human resource management, work-based learning, managing effective teams, study to work, dissertation and acadmics skills.

  • Thesis and Dissertation Supervision including discrimination in the workplace, internationalisation in higher education

  • Professional Development Tuition on the recruitment and selection process for graduates

  • Academic Personal Tutor including for international, access and foundation year students

 

Current postgraduate researchers