Dr Emma Thirkell's current research interests are twofold – agile organisations and pedagogy.
Firstly, Emma's research interests lie in understanding and exploring employee experiences of Lean and agile work environments. This includes skills, training, development, leadership, professional identity, business improvement and organisaitons change.
Secondly, Emma is interested in pedagogy and education. Her current projects focus on digital skills for a digital age, gamification of learning and teaching and technology enabled learning and teaching (TELT). Emma is one of the founders of the OneNote Research and Practice Institute, which aims to bring together HE and FE tutors and academics to collaborate and research. She is also a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert and has developed digital Escape Room games that have been discussed by the Chartered Association of Business Schools, Advance HE and the Financial Times. Her round table presentation on Escape Rooms was voted as 'Standout Presentation' at the CABS Teaching and Leanring Conference (Manchester) 2019.
PhD, Management16 Jun 2016 - 31 Dec 2099
MA, Human Resource Management, Teesside University
BA (Hons), Management Studies, University of York
Chartered Management and Business Educator, CMBE2019 -
Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert, MIEE2019 -
Fellow Higher Education Academy, FHEA2011 -
Associate Member, Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development (CIPD)2008 -