Lecturer and an experienced genealogical historian who recently completed a MPhil study exploring the Economic contributions and strategies used in the accumulation of wealth by Women of colour in St. Elizabeth, Jamaica, who owned property during slavery and up to the Slavery Compensation Awards 1800-1845. Ongoing comparative research in other Jamaican parishes and across the Caribbean to explore the consumer behaviour patterns of people of colour and their families, and their economic contributions to the growth of a Caribbean society.
Before pursuing my MPhil study, I was a Senior Marketing Lecturer in Higher and Further Education, with industry and academic experience, specialising in Strategic Marketing, Consumer Behaviour and Research Methods at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Currently teaching Economics and Business Studies at undergrad level and teaching on the Pre-Masters degree course.
As a Chartered Marketer, with the Chartered Institute of Marketing and a subject examiner for Research Methods, I taught at all levels of the CIM exams and marked national and international exams on the CIM Advanced Diploma in Marketing. My marketing lecturing had been temporarily suspended, as I was rehabilitating from head, neck and shoulder injury, which affected my physical writing and marking activities.
The consumer behaviour element of marketing, such as power/dependence relations and conspciuous consumption, which builds on business skills from sociology and psychology, crosses the genealogical discipline relating to emotions, family and behaviour patterns. This I recognised from my genealogcal studies and it inspired me to sidestep into history to explore these patterns in slavery society. This motivation further increased from the first airing of the BBC programme, 'Who Do You Think You Are?' now a popular nationwide past-time, in addition to 'BBC Motherland: A Genetic Journey', 'Heir Hunters' and '100% English'. Some questions for example, why do people buy into family history, what are the motivators that drive the emotions and passions invested in the hobby, what are the tangible affinities attached to the study and family who are found, who are the main players in the seach for family history, demographically where are people from in Britain, who are more inclined to pursue family history and the investments consumers will make to understand and interpret their identities.
Pursuing my own genealogical study over twenty years, inspired my study into women of colour from St. Elizabeth, as both my parents' ancestors originated from the parish.
- MPhil researcher
- MA Marketing Management
- Professional Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing - The Chartered Institute of Marketing
- Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) in Post Compulsory Education and Training
- Cambridge Certifcate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA)
- BTEC HNC in Business and Finance
Currently Business Lecturer in Theory and Practice of Strategic Management, Marketing, Economics, Research Methods and Academic Study Skills on the Pre-Masters and Foundation Degree at;
- Bournemouth University International College
Marketing Lecturer at;
- Bournemouth University
- The Arts University College at Bournemouth
- Kaplan International College, Bournemouth
- Southampton Solent University
- University of Greenwich - Academic Admin Manager for the Business School
- London Borough of Greenwich - Management Information and Finance Manager
- Many other roles throughout my career.
Pedagogical: Successfuly nominated for and received the MMD Marketing Consultancy Marketing Student Award and went on to develop the marketing plan with implementation for Somerville Very Sheltered Housing in Lewisham.
Academic: Member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing and a Chartered Marketer. Unpublished presentation at a conference in Jamaica 2007, for the Commemoration of the Abolition of the Slave Trade - 'Discourses of Resistance: Culture, Identity, Freedom & Reconciliation. My presentation was entitled, 'An Autoethnographic Journey of Reconciliation, Shame, Pride and Celebration of Identity on Refections of the Bicentenary'. Currently research active with articles for publication.
Attended various skills related courses with the Graduate School Programme for academic study and research in Warwick Graduate School;
|Developing and Improving Memory
|Grammatical Accuracy, Morphology and Syntax
|Understanding What You Want From Your Research
|Elements of Structure and Organisation: Paragraph Construction, Elements and Transition
|How to write a Literature Review - Arts and Social Studies
|Engaging the Reader: Writing Text that is interesting to Read; Coherence and Unity
|Be a Better Writer
|Developing a Critical Argument
|Writing a PhD Thesis - Arts and Social Studies
|Preparing for the Upgrade from MPhil to PhD
Technology: Attended various IT training courses;
|Microsoft Word 2007 - Working with Long Documents
|Organising References using Endnote and Endnote Web ePortfolio Workshop
|Competent in Excel and use of MS Project Management
|Microsoft Word 2007 - Theses and Dissertations
|Harvard and Oxford referencing systems
|Knowledge of database development using Access
|Photoshop - An Overview for Complete Beginners
|Photoshop - Digital Image Manipulation Workshop
|Photoshop - Using Masking and Blending
6th July 2007: Hidden Histories Exhibition, Bournemouth University, with Developing Education in Dorset (DEED) designed and delivered the 'Unocking the Past' workshop.
17th November 2007: Designed and delivered the 'Caribbean Ancestral Journey', an all day exhibition and presentation in Poole. This commemmorated the Bicentenary of the Abolition of the Slave Trade, as James Stevens the abolitionist was born in Poole. Other presenters included, the wife of the then Poole Mayor, who was Wiliam Knibb's great greatgrand niece.
Media Link: 7th November 2007 - http:///www.bbc.co.uk/dorset/content/articles/2007/11/07/caribbean_feature.shtml
3rd - 6th December 2007: Jamaica, delivered a research paper for the Commemoration of the Abolition of the Slave Trade entitled, 'An Autoethnographic Journey of Reconciliation, Shame, Pride and Celebration of Identity on Refections of the Bicentenary'. Entry was published in Slavery & Abolition, Slavery: Annual Bibliographical Supplement (2007) Thomas Thurston 5 December, 2008, Taylor & Francis Group, Routledge. Conference Paper Dec 2007
February 2008: 'Unocking the Past' workshop delivered at Leicester University.
Speaker at various events across the UK and several articles due for publication.
Supervisors: Professor Trevor Burnard, Dr. Cecily Jones and Dr. Tim Lockley
Dr. Tim Lockley (last 2 years)