Miss Rose Leach
Plymouth University International College
Lecturer in Organisational Behaviour and Business Research Skills
I teach the HRS101 organisational Behaviour module as part of the BA & BSc Business Management programme at Plymouth University Business School. This involves a lot of research-supported learning and keeping up to date with the most pertinent business theories. The aim is to turn out well trained, sensitive and highly aware young leaders and managers who will go on to make a positive difference in the modern workplace as well as the development of a balanced and fulfilling career for themselves. During an eight week semester I teach a series of three hour sessions including organisational culture, ethical leadership, employee happiness and well-being. I also teach and lead PMM1004 a module on Business Research Skills at Plymouth University International College. My speciality is the development of international students' understanding for the UK format of academic writing and research. Students often come to the college with little or no experience in researching and writing social science dissertations and I have just ten weeks to prepare them for a masters level course so this is a challenging role with language barriers! This module is conducted by me in a seminar setting and also on a one-to-one basis and the aim is for each student to produce a professional research proposal by the end of the module. My tertiary role at the post graduate business school is closely linked with my work at PUIC as I often support and teach the same students when they join the main University for their MBM. This role is also in business research skills and academic writing.
My research interests are Ethical Leadership and Workplace Well-Being. I am also conducting pedagogic research into independent learning for international students.