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SINGH, Naushaba


NAME: Dr Naushaba Singh
POSITION: Head of Centre
FACULTY/DEPARTMENT: Centre for Research and Executive Education
PHONE: +44 (0) 7713 071 154



Professional Biography

Professional Experience:
Naushaba is the Head of Centre for Research and Executive Education. Her responsibilities include the development of the doctoral programme, enhancing research and research informed teaching within GSM, overseeing the development and delivery of the legacy and new suite of executive education programmes, developing links with industry in terms of short and / or bespoke business training, offering consultancy services to SMEs and establishing links with professional bodies . Her career in UK education spans nearly four decades. This has included management and training in the public, voluntary and private sectors as well as teaching  and research . The focus has been on managing and teaching in higher education, curriculum development for government sponsored programmes, further and higher education courses and government funded research on skills needs of small businesses. In addition, Naushaba has been an educational consultant to further education institutions in the UK and Ireland. She has designed and delivered Supervisory and Management training to middle managers for Ealing council and NHS managers for Berkshire council. Naushaba has served as External examiner to Coventry University College. Her international collaborations include teaching and managing programmes in India, Israel, and China. Her main academic and research interests include Leadership, Organisational Behaviour, Organisational Transformation, Strategic Management, International Marketing and International student experiences.

Research Interests:
Naushaba’s most recent research interests and doctoral studies have focused on the challenges and coping strategies of international students in UK Higher Education Institutions. This is an area of much interest to educational institutions across the globe, both from an academic as well as financial perspective, recruiting international students.

Publication Activities:
Singh, N. (2017) Studying Abroad – Challenges and Opportunities. A Guide for students travelling for overseas study. Academic Press and Publishers Library: Dhaka.

Other Publications:
"Organisation Management and Development Text for Chartered Institute of Management Accountants" (co-author), January 1995 - September 1995.
"Report to Manpower Services Commission on YTS curriculum design", May 1986.

Teaching Interests:

Naushaba’s teaching interests focus within the broad discipline of Business and Management. She has taught on professional, postgraduate and undergraduate programmes in the areas of Leadership, Organisational Transformation, HRM, HRD, Organisational Behaviour, Luxury Marketing, Relationship Marketing, Strategy and International Marketing. Naushaba has considerable experience of curriculum design across both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

Impact and Engagement:
Naushaba is currently developing the post graduate capacity for teaching and supervision. She has also contributed to embedding the concept of the ‘Reflective Practitioner’ within the Teaching and Learning framework. Naushaba contributes to a number of committees within the Teaching and Learning remit.

Research and Consultancy:

"Researching into Graduate Attributes and Global Citizenship" – ESRC funded research involving UCL, Institute of Education, TVU, University of Wolverhampton and University of the Arts. (December 2010 – March 2012).
"Learning needs of overseas students" – January 2006 (case study TVU).
"HCITB research on training needs of restaurants". Co-contributor. September – December 1999.
​"Research on non-accounting competencies required by employers of Accountancy graduates in West London​". September 1993 – August 1994.
"Analysis of manual worker skills in the London Borough of Ealing", March 1988.
"Identification of computing training needs of small businesses in the London Borough of Ealing" , December 1986 – August 1987.
"The determination of content, standard setting and assessment procedures in YTS programme design", September 1984 – May 1986.

London College of Creative Arts – Consulting on applications for government funding (2016).
National College of Ireland – Dublin: Advising on international recruitment (2005).
Rayat College of Higher Education – West London: Consulting on development of postgraduate programmes (2002).

Change Management Training to NHS personnel – Berkshire Council (2008).
Management Training – Firm of underwriters (1990).
Management and Supervisor Training – London Borough of Ealing (1987).

External Collaborations:

External collaborations have included collaborations with higher education institutions in the UK, Israel, Italy and India. In addition, Naushaba is currently collaborating with  educational intermediaries in China and Bangladesh.

International Links:
Naushaba has links with educational institutions and consultants in China, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.

Professional Affiliations / Roles:

Chartered Manager of the Chartered Management Institute.