Knowledge Sharing

Embracing and overcoming AI implementation in the UK Higher Education setting

Academics from Sheffield Business School continue the Dynamic Conversation with a presentation on how to navigate barriers to AI implementation in higher education.

17th May 2024

Our Committees

Our committee structure reflects the different communities that are responsible for delivering core activities within business schools. Each committee represents their community and works with us to help shape our work to support business schools.

The terms of reference for each committee can be found below. All committees follow our general Committee Membership Criteria.

Research Committee

The Research Committee comprises of directors of research from member business schools and provides guidance to the Chartered ABS Council to support policy formulation in the field of research as it affects business and management education.

Members

  • Professor Constantin Blome, Lancaster University Leipzig (Chair)

  • Professor Carol Atkinson, Manchester Metropolitan University Business School

  • Professor Argyro Avgoustaki, ESCP Europe Business School

  • Professor Michael Bourlakis, Cranfield School of Management

  • Professor Cathy Cassell, Durham Business School

  • Professor MariaLaura Di Domenico, Surrey Business School

  • Professor Hisham Farag, Birmingham Business School

  • Professor Steve Johnson, Leeds Trinity University Business School

  • Professor Natasha Mauthner, Newcastle University Business School

  • Professor Nicholas O'Regan, Aston Business School

  • Professor Jo Richardson, Nottingham Business School, Nottingham Trent University

  • Professor James Walker, Henley Business School

  • Professor Paresh Wankhade, Edge Hill University Business School

  • Professor Chendi Zhang, University of Exeter Business School

  • Professor Konstantinos Zografos, Lancaster University Management School

Terms of Reference and Key Projects for the Research Committee

Learning, Teaching & Student Experience Committee

The LTSE Committee comprises mainly of directors of learning and teaching in member business schools. Its role is to support policy formulation and professional development in the areas of teaching, learning, assessment, quality assurance, student employability and student loans.

Members

  • Dr Alison Truelove, University of Exeter Business School (Chair)

  • Andrea Ward, University of Derby, Faculty of Business, Law and Social Sciences (Vice-Chair)

  • Dr Alex Hope, Newcastle Business School, Northumbria University

  • Dr Claire Hookham, Leeds Trinity University Business School

  • Professor David McCausland, University of Aberdeen Business School

  • Dr Lucy Gill-Simmen, Royal Holloway School of Business and Management

  • Dr Patrice Seuwou, University of Northampton, Faculty of Business and Law

  • Professor Sankar Sivarajah, Bradford University School of Management

  • Dr Radka Newton, Lancaster University Management School

  • Dr Riccardo De Vita, University of Greenwich Business School

  • Dr Shobana Partington, Manchester Metropolitan University, Faculty of Business and Law

  • Professor Devendra Kodwani, Open University Business School

  • Professor Eleanor Davies, Keele Business School

  • Erica Cargill, Aberdeen Business School, Robert Gordon University

  • Dr Patrick McGurk, School of Business and Management, Queen Mary University of London

  • Dr Paul Elmer, Westminster Business School

  • Dr Yvonne Dixon-Todd, Sunderland Business School, University of Sunderland

Terms of Reference and Key Projects for the LTSE Committee

Professional Managers' Committee

The Professional Managers' Committee consists of leading managers in a senior role in business schools. The committee plays an integral role in the Professional Managers' Annual Conference (PMAC), as well as being influential in discussing and understanding the restructuring that is going on in many business schools. The Committee's mission statement is 'to encourage and support high performance of professional services within business schools through a process of development and knowledge transfer.' The committee seeks to support professional development by acting as a conduit for innovation and good practice.

Members

Terms of Reference and Key Projects for the Professional Managers' Committee

Executive Education Committee

The Executive Education Committee seeks to discuss business school management issues, challenges and opportunities relating to executive education and to advise the Council on policy in relation to these. The Committee also seeks to champion the work of executive education with the UK business school community and to external audiences including business, government and the wider university community, to promote excellence within executive education, to explore and seek to demonstrate the economic impact of executive education, to demonstrate how executive education creates value in business schools internally, and to develop leaders in executive education.

Members

  • Dr Phil Considine, Strathclyde Business School, University of Strathclyde (Chair)

  • Alexandra Charles, University of Derby (Vice-Chair)

  • James Clark, London College of Fashion Business School

  • Dr Timothy Sellick, Kings Business School

  • Anthony Sturgess, Liverpool Business School

  • David Deegan, Cranfield Executive Development, Cranfield University

  • Dr Dina Dommett, Ashridge, Hult International Business School

  • Professor Yanguo Jing, Faculty of Business, Computing and Digital Industries, Leeds Trinity University Business School

  • Professor James McCalman, Business and Law Faculty, University of Portsmouth

  • Dr Pauline Parker, Kingston Business School, Kingston University London

  • Associate Professor David Perrin, University of Chester

  • Professor Sarah Underwood, Manchester Metropolitan University Business School

  • Dr Pamela Yeow, School of Business, Economics and Informatics, Birkbeck University of London

Terms of Reference and Key Projects for the Executive Education Committee

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee

The EDI Committee is comprised of those in a leadership role in a business school and/or experts in diversity in organisations. The EDI Committee reports to the Chartered ABS Council and seeks to define and deliver on key projects as outlines in the objectives set in its Terms of Reference. The Chartered ABS recognises that commitment to diversity supports social justice, responsible management and successful business.

Members

  • Dr Geethanjali Selvaretnam, Adam Smith Business School, University of Glasgow (Chair)

  • Dr Deirdre Anderson, Cranfield University, School of Management (Vice-Chair)

  • Professor Julia Bennell, Leeds University Business School

  • Professor Ratula Chakraborty, Norwich Business School

  • Professor Sally Everett, King's Business School

  • Ian Roberts, Kingston Business School

  • Dr Scott Taylor, Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham

  • Dr Janice Alan, Salford Business School, University of Salford

  • Mark Clark, University of Sussex Business School

  • Dr Marcella Daye, Faculty of Business and Law, University of Northampton

  • Dr Kenisha Linton, University of Greenwich Business School

  • Dr Sophie Alkhaled, Lancaster University Management School

  • Dr Uracha Chatrakul Na Ayudhya, School of Business, Economics and Informatics, Birkbeck, University of London

  • Vikki Burge, Cardiff Business School

  • Dr Nick Wilton, Oxford Brookes Business School

  • Maria Hussain, University of Leeds Business School

Terms of Reference and Key Projects for the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee

International Committee

The committee tackles the biggest issues facing the internationalisation of business schools, both in the UK and abroad.

Members

  • Dr Niran Subramaniam, Henley Business School (Chair) 

  • Dr Scott Bambrick, Keele University Business School (Vice-Chair)

  • Polly Derbyshire, Bath Business School

  • Professor James Devlin, University of Leicester School of Business

  • Hazel Gant, Faculty of Business and Law, University of Portsmouth

  • Professor Marian Garcia, Aston Business School

  • Dr Jacqueline Holland, Newcastle Business School, Northumbria University

  • Dr Mukul Madahar, Cardiff School of Management, Cardiff Metropolitan University

  • Professor Katerina Nicolopoulou, Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship, University of Strathclyde

  • Professor Maharaj Vijay Reddy, University of Wolverhampton

  • Dr Craig Robinson, King's Business School, King's College London

  • Professor David Sarpong, Aston University

  • Professor Amir Sharif, Faculty of Management, Law and Social Sciences, University of Bradford

  • Dr Vangelis Tsiligkiris, Nottingham Business School, Nottingham Trent University

  • Professor Gabriele M Vosseberg, Newcastle University Business School

Terms of Reference and Key Projects for the International Committee

Apprenticeships Committee

The Apprenticeships Committee maintains an overview of developments in degree apprenticeships in business schools across the UK and explores in detail the challenges facing the sector in this area. It reports to the Chartered ABS Council and advises on Chartered ABS initiatives on degree apprenticeships, for example, lobbying, resources and workshops.

Members

  • Jonathan Lawson, Manchester Metropolitan University Business School (Chair) 

  • Dharma Kovvuri, Lancashire School of Business and Enterprise (Vice Chair) 

  • Dr Amir Michael, Durham University Business School

  • Ayesha Owusu-Barnaby, University of Hertfordshire Business School

  • Associate Professor Dr Harriet Short, Bristol Business School, University of the West of England

  • Dr Ed Thompson, Leicester Castle Business School, De Montfort University

  • Dr Helen Charlton, Newcastle Business School, Northumbria University

  • Dr Keith Schofield, Aston Business School, Aston University

  • James Farr, Henley Business School

  • Dr Rhidian Lewis, University of Bedfordshire Business School

  • Stella McKnight, Winchester Business School

  • Dr Tambudzai Mangezi, University of Northampton Faculty of Business and Law

  • Tina Allen, Staffordshire Business School, Staffordshire University

  • Dr Yvonne Moogan, University of Hull Business School

Terms of Reference and Key Projects for the Apprenticeships Committee

Scottish Committee

The committee brings together Scottish business schools and explores the opportunities and difficulties faced in being a business school in a devolved nation.

Members

  • Professor Kevin Grant, Dean, Stirling Management School, University of Stirling (Chair)

  • Professor Elizabeth Gammie, Head, Aberdeen Business School, Robert Gordon University (Vice-Chair) 

  • Professor Morris Altman, Dean, University of Dundee School of Business

  • Professor Mohamed Branine, Head, Dundee Business School, Abertay University

  • Professor John Finch, Adam Smith Business School, University of Glasgow

  • Professor Tobias Jung, University of St Andrews School of Management

  • Professor John Lennon, Dean, Glasgow School for Business and Society, Glasgow Caledonian University

  • Professor Wendy Loretto, Dean, University of Edinburgh Business School

  • Professor Haina Zhang, Dean and Head of School, Business School, University of Aberdeen

  • Professor Eleanor Shaw, University of Strathclyde Business School

  • Dr Majella Sweeney, School of Business Enterprise and Management, Queen Margaret University

  • Julie Edgar, School of Business and Enterprise, University of the West of Scotland

  • Professor Christine Cross, Edinburgh Napier University Business School

Terms of Reference and Key Projects for the Scottish Committee

Policy Committee

Members