Portrait of  Kath McDermott Kath McDermott

k.e.mcdermott@hud.ac.uk | 01484 473791


Position: Senior Lecturer, Department of Management
Qualifications: BA, MSc, PGCE, MCMI, FHEA

Kath joined the University in 2005 as a Senior Lecturer in Leadership and Management

After working in the leisure industry for a number of years Kath returned to education as a mature student. Following this she worked as a lecturer in the Sports Department of Barnsley College for over 10 years, teaching mainly on higher education courses. Kath teaches on a range of programmes and modules. She is also the Academic Integrity Officer for the Business School.

Kath was appointed an External Expert for the University of Bradford and the University of Leeds. She was an External Examiner for the University of Sunderland, Hull College and the University of Wolverhampton. She is also the external reviewer for a course review and approval for York St John University.


  • PG Cert HE Practice (Postgraduate Research Supervision)
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Education
  • MSc Tourism Management
  • BA (Hons) Recreation Management

Professional Body Membership

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Research into Post-Compulsory Education

Research and Scholarship

Kath’s Doctoral research is looking at academic integrity.

Publications and Other Research Outputs


Feather, D. and McDermott, K. (2016) ‘An investigation into the possible effects New Performance Management may have on academic identity and culture within Business Schools in Post 1992 Universities’. In: Research in Post-Compulsory Education 2nd International Conference, 8th - 10th July 2016, Harris Manchester College, Oxford


Feather, D. and McDermott, K. (2014) ‘The role of new doctoral supervisors in Higher Education – A reflective view of literature and experience using two case studiesResearch in Post-Compulsory Education , 19 (2), pp. 165-176. ISSN 1359-6748


Fellow of the Higher Education Association.

Research Degree Supervision

Completed; (PhD)

2015 Mohamed Hmid Ethabti; Inclusive Education Management: Disability, Culture and Teaching in Libya.

Kath is also a regular reviewer for :

  • Journal of Further and Higher Education
  • Journal for the Research in Post-Compulsory Education

Administrative Responsibilities

Kath is Course Leader and Personal Tutor for Business Administration and Management BA (Hons) and Human Resource Management BA (Hons) Top-up degrees. She is also part of the undergraduate admissions team and the Academic Integrity Officer for the Business School.

Teaching and Professional Activities

Kath is responsible for the Cross Cultural Studies and Work, Society and Organisations modules and also teaches on a number of other undergraduate modules; Behavioural Approaches to Work, and Management Work & Society.