Lyn Batchelor

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Dr Lyn Batchelor

Head of Subject; Associate Professor in Entrepreneurship

Biography

Lyn’s experience in Higher Education is balanced by a career in industry. Since she arrived in the UK at the end of 2006, she has worked on national and international engagement projects with regional and local government as well as on EU projects in Italy, Spain, Austria and Germany.

Her innovation focus is brought from business into the classroom to influence learning and teaching approaches and culture. Her focus is on linking students and the world of work as well as enterprise activities in the business community. Lyn worked at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland, and the University of Chichester in England, before returning to Scotland in 2017. She is regularly asked to contribute as visiting lecturer in the UK and abroad.

Lyn contributes to the business community through entrepreneurial activities, engagement institution-wide and in the regional economy. Her academic leadership is through the Business School Executive, at Programme level, across the University level and on national bodies.

Esteem

Conference Activity

  • Keynote Speaker, Scottish Entrepreneurship Educators’ programme (SEE)
  • Without boundaries – Scotland’s future in the food and drink industry
  • Invited Panel Member, Facilitator/participant, ENVISION Business Makeover Fest
  • Conference Keynote Speaker and Discussion Moderator, WINGS Female Entrepreneurship Journeys in Europe Final Conference
  • Plenary Speaker, Higher Education Enterprise Group (HEEG) Annual Conference
  • Session Presenter, Higher Education Enterprise Group (HEEG) Annual Conference
  • Plenary speaker, Enterprise Educators UK (EEUK) and Loughborough University Conference on Crowdfunding: Making it work in a university or college.
  • Sessions to help students network more effectively at job interviews and conferences
  • Delegate and Invited Presenter, International Entrepreneurship Educators Conference (IEEC),
  • Presenter, Crowdfunding Scientific Research, for all final year BioMed students at the University of Newcastle on how to use it as alternative finance for research funding
  • Delegate and Invited Presenter, International Entrepreneurship Educators Conference (IEEC)
  • SFEDI Introduction to Mentoring Certificate
  • Delegate Higher Education Enterprise Group (HEEG) Annual Conference
  • Delegate and Invited Presenter, International Entrepreneurship Educators Conference (IEEC)
  • The Dome Enterprise Centre Business Networking Event
  • AHRC Design as Human Interface Workshop 5 EMBODYING THE FUTURE OF THE CREATIVE ECONOMY “The value of Imagination, Listening and Empathy for creative entrepreneurs”
  • The Dome Enterprise Centre Business Networking
  • Delegate HEEG Annual Conference. The Entrepreneurial University: Where are we now?
  • Prince 2 Foundation Course
  • Delegate 15th Annual ethnic Minority Business Conference ‘Making Diversity and Enterprise Everyone’s Business’
  • Attendee CPD workshop Chartered Management Institute (CMI) Unlocking Innovation and entrepreneurship
  • Delegate International Enterprise Educators Conference (IEEC)
  • Delegate HEEG Annual Conference. Lean Enterprise Education: Doing More With Less

 

External Examining/Validations

  • External Examiner Richmond
  • MBA/MSC/BA/BSc Management Studies
  • BA/BSc Management Studies
  • BA/BSc Management Studies
  • External, BA/BSc Management Studies Re-Validation
  • External Examiner, BA/BSc Management Studies
  • External Examiner, BA/BSc Management Studies Re-Validation
  • Panel member, Dean, Graduate Studies’ RHD Induction Program
  • Panel member, Dean, Graduate Studies’ RHD Induction Program
  • Postgraduate student (one of six research degree students) panel

 

Fellowships and Awards

  • HEEG Events Fund Working the Crowd: Crowdfunding platforms, success stories and getting set to start a campaign
  • HEEG Events Fund. Adding the ‘extra factor’ embedding entrepreneurship and enterprise into any academic programme
  • Joint concept developer of bid to West Sussex County Council Be the Business Programme
  • HIFE funding Secret women's business?: Uncovering female owned enterprise in West Sussex. Identifying and describing female owned businesses in West Sussex
  • Higher Education Enterprise Group (HEEG) workshop funding to educate educators on simple tools for enterprise start-up support. The Business Model Canvas
  • Co-writer enterprise section of successful. Rural Digital Economy ESRC bid, Theme 2: Enterprise and Culture, through Exemplar Project 1: Rural Enterprise and the Digital Economy lead by Claire Wallace
  • Co-bidder for successful KTG funding for Student Engagement Projects

 

Public/Community Engagement

  • January Speaker, Small Business Charter, Running a business incubator and accelerator space
  • Crowdfunding for bootstrapping student start-ups. Enterprise startup story day
  • Ho ho ho – oh no! crafting your verbal business card for the Christmas season
  • Implementing the Witty Review: Generating growth through business-university collaboration
  • Meeting with Paul Uppal MP, Member of Parliament for Wolverhampton South West PPS to David Willetts, Minister of State for Universities and Science at Portcullis House to discuss Enterprise Education initiatives for getting people into enterprise
  • Judge Shell LiveWIRE Grand Ideas for August.
  • Mentor to the Youth Art Project (YAP).
  • Board member, Finance Committee member, Unity Arts Trust CIC (UAT)
  • Coastal West Sussex Skills and Enterprise Group – Presentation of the University’s enterprise model, and evaluation tools
  • Coastal West Sussex Enterprise Working Group - committee member
  • Chair Female Entrepreneurship Focus Group for Sheffield City Council

 

Date


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Stewardship in family businesses: Implications for sustainable tourism

Book Chapter
Getz, D., & Batchelor, L. (2012)
Stewardship in family businesses: Implications for sustainable tourism. In The Routledge Handbook of Tourism Research, (280-291). Abingdon: Taylor & Francis (Routledge

Freedom and Flexibility with a Ball and Chain: Managers and their Use of Mobile Phones

Book Chapter
Townsend, K., & Batchelor, L. (2008)
Freedom and Flexibility with a Ball and Chain: Managers and their Use of Mobile Phones. In Mobility and Technology in the WorkplaceAbingdon: Taylor & Francis (Routledge). https://doi.org/10.4324/9780203894354
Mobile phones can be categorized as personal technologies and, as with other devices of this genre, increased use leads to increased reliance upon the technology (Sørensen and...

A Modern Contested Terrain: Mobile Phones at Work

Journal Article
Batchelor, L., & Townsend, K. (2006)
A Modern Contested Terrain: Mobile Phones at Work. Employment Relations Record, 6(1), 65-72
We can see technology change the private lives of people and also in their working lives. But what happens when these two worlds collide? This paper explores the way labour an...

Managing mobile phones: a work/non-work collision in small business

Journal Article
Townsend, K., & Batchelor, L. (2005)
Managing mobile phones: a work/non-work collision in small business. New Technology, Work and Employment, 20(3), 259-267. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-005x.2005.00158.x
We can see technology changing people's private and working lives. But what happens when these two worlds collide? This paper explores two small organisations that have taken ...

Current Post Grad projects

Non-Napier PhD or MSc by Research supervisions

  • Leadership and organisational change in the women and sport movement: A UK perspective
  • Women’s Experiences of Sport Leadership Within the African Union Sports Council Region 5