Portrait of Dr Leigh Morland Dr Leigh Morland

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l.morland@hud.ac.uk | 01484 473065


Position: Principal Lecturer, Department of Management
Qualifications: BA(Hons), PCPD, PhD, FHEA

After brief stints in the car industry and public health, Leigh joined the University of Huddersfield in 1993 as a Research Assistant. She quickly became involved in teaching and soon decided on a career path in lecturing. Leigh has worked for the Business School ever since and has taught across a range of undergraduate, post graduate and professional courses. Leigh started teaching economics and strategy and has more recently moved to managing people, personal and professional development and entrepreneurship. Leigh enjoys working with practicing managers and encouraging participants to apply theories and new ideas to their management practice. The best part of the job is seeing participants change and grow in confidence as a product of learning and developing new skills and mindsets. In recent years, Leigh has worked with entrepreneurs in developing business ideas and new venture creation.

Leigh is the Programme Director for the MBA and MSc in Healthcare Management and continues to teach modules across postgraduate and professional programmes.

Leigh’s research interests have also evolved, ranging from supply chain management, through to developing education practices that can support budding entrepreneurs.

She is currently Course Leader for the CMS and Year Tutor for the MSc in Healthcare Management and teaches across a range of applied programmes.

Leigh’s research interests have also evolved, ranging from critically evaluating the role of theories and concepts in business thinking, through to developing education practices that can support budding entrepreneurs.

Research and Scholarship

  • Learning practices for enterprising behaviour and new venture creation
  • Course design in the University context
  • Speciality coffee – from supply to coffee shops

Publications and Other Research Outputs


Morland, L (2017) ‘Rounton Coffee and Bedford Street Coffee Shop: From Rural Coffee Roaster to Urban Coffee ShopThe International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation , 18 (4), pp. 256-263. ISSN 1465-7503

Morland, L (2017) ‘Chanel’s new fragrance reminds us of the rebel entrepreneur who started it allThe Conversation . ISSN 2044-5032


Morland, L. and Thompson, J. (2016) ‘New venture creation as a learning agenda : experiences, reflections and implications from running a venture creation programme’. In: Annals of Entrepreneurship Education and Pedagogy 2016. : Edward Elgar. pp. 200-225. ISBN 978-1784719159

Morland, L (2016) ‘What on Earth are they doing to our chocolate bars?The Conversation . ISSN 2044-5032

Morland, L (2016) ‘Work in the company of coffeeThe International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation , 17 (1), pp. 71-72. ISSN 1465-7503


Morland, L. and Thompson, J. (2011) ‘Action learning: engaging the budding entrepreneur’. In: 6th International Conference on Organisational Learning, Knowledge and Capabilities: Making Waves, 11th-15th April 2011, University of Hull Business School


Morland, L (2009) Cadbury's University of Huddersfield (Unpublished)


Professional memberships

  • Fellow of Higher Education Academy


Internal Committee Membership

  • Departmental Advisory Board
  • Services to Business Working Party
  • NHS Working Party (for professional programme development)

Research Degree Supervision

Completed DBA and DPA supervision

  • Seed, L. (2015) The dynamics of BIM adoption: A mixed methods study of BIM as an innovation within the UK construction industry (DBA)
  • Strickland, A. (2015) Governance and accountability in the modern local authority: an exploratory analysis of views from inside and out – with particular reference to outsourcing and partnership working. (DPA)

PhD. Examination

  • For the University of Huddersfield (2016) Internal Examiner
  • For Greenwich Management School (2016) External Examiner

Current supervisions are in events management and the impact of creative arts on health and well-being agendas.

I would welcome expressions of interest in:

  • Entrepreneurship and new venture creation
  • Personal development, transformation and changing identities
  • The speciality coffee sector

Postgraduate research opportunities with Dr Leigh Morland



Enterprise Activities

Programme design and delivery for professional development, including:

  • Contributing Lecturer for Management Diploma Programme for WDMC (2002-04)
  • “Strategic Planning and Thinking” workshops for: The Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services (2001), School of Human and Health Sciences, University of Huddersfield (2006) School of History, Humanities and Media, University of Huddersfield (2007), Veterinary Practice Management Association (2008).
  • Course Leader and tutor for “Management Development by Action Learning” programme on behalf of the Staff Development Group, University of Huddersfield (2009).
  • Course Leader and tutor for Kirklees Council Children's Services Certificate in Management Studies Programme (2013-2014)
  • Course Leader and tutor for Zarafa Management Development Programme on behalf of Zarafa Holdings (2015).
  • Tutor for Managing Culture Change, Magnificent 7 Programme, in partnership with SWYFPT. (2014 – to present)

Administrative Responsibilities

External Examiner for MA in Leadership and Management, York St. John University (2010-2015)

Teaching and Professional Activities

Course Leadership

  • Diploma in Management Studies
  • MBA (part time programme)
  • MSc in Healthcare Management


Module Leadership

  • New Venture Creation and the Enterprising Self (for MBA and MSc in Business Programmes)
  • Reflective Leadership (for the Doctorate in Business Administration Programme)
  • Managing People (for Certificate in Management Studies)
  • Leading Teams (MSc in Healthcare Management)
  • Strategic Thinking in a Healthcare Context (MSc in Healthcare Management)
  • Managing Finance and Information for Decision Making (for Certificate in Management Studies)


Contributor to:

  • MBA Dissertation supervision team
  • DBA Supervision team