Karen Caine

Karen Caine

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    Personal profile

    Contact Details

    Telephone: 0121 204 3439

    Email: k.c.caine1@aston.ac.uk

    Biography

    Karen's education interests include online part-time education, how to successfuly broaden participation with foundation years, and how to support diverse students to study successfully. She also previously led the development of Aston Business School's initial apprenticeships.

    She is the Programme Director for a suite of Online, Part-Time, Business and Management MScs. Her teaching interests include Leadership, Change Leadership, Creativity, Decision Making, Motivation, and she has recently added research methods to her portfolio.

    Karen is an enthusiastic late-comer to an academic teaching career, able to bring extensive real world experience to her ABS teaching after working for over 20 years in Capgemini (a major IT and Business consulting company) up to Senior Manager level in a variety of roles such as programmer, team leader, project manager, service delivery manager (to a number of clients), bid manager, and international roles in knowledge management, and marketing management.

    Teaching Activity

    BB0LAM - Leadership and Management (Foundation Year programmes)

    BHK430 - Leading Strategically Complex Organisations (Online MBA)

    BDK409 - Research Methods for Business Students (Masters / Online)

    BDK408/10/12/13/14/15 - Masters Project modules

    EM4050 - Human Resources and Change Management (Engineering and Supply Chain Management MScs)

    BDK406 Aston Edge Reflections and Growth (Online MBA - ‘Responsible Leadership’ and ‘Problem Solving and Creativity’ topics)

     

    Responsibilities

    Programme Director for the Online Business and Management Suite MScs:

    • MSc Business & Management (online)
    • MSc Management & Finance (online)
    • MSc Global Business Management (online)
    • MSc Management in a Digital Economy (online)
    • MSc Management and Analytics (online)
    • MSc Digital Marketing and Analytics (online)

    Scholarship and Fellowship

    Senior Fellow HEA (since 24-Nov-2014)

    Mentor for the RITE programme (for HEA Fellowships)

    Administrative Roles

    Member of College of Business and Social Sciences Learning and Teaching Committee

    Continuing Professional Development

    Academic Offences Regulations Process & Text Matching Tools - Nov 2022

    International ADHD Conference (online) October 2022 - org. ADHD Ireland

    Neurodiversity Awareness Worshop  - Jun 2022

    RITE Mentor Training Workshop - Dec 2021

    Viva: Preparation And Presentation (Qualifying Viva) - Dec 2021

    Writing Your Qualifying Report - Nov 2021

     

    Education/Academic qualification

    PG Dip

    2 Jan 201811 Dec 2018

    Award Date: 11 Dec 2018

    PG Cert

    25 Sep 20117 Feb 2013

    Award Date: 7 Feb 2013

    MBA, Aston Business School

    30 Apr 000121 Nov 2008

    Award Date: 21 Nov 2008

    External positions

    External Examiner - Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship (CMDA), University of Hertfordshire

    1 Jan 201931 Dec 2022

    External Examiner - BSc (Hons) IT Management for Business with Industrial Experience (Apprenticeship), University of Dundee

    1 Oct 201830 Sep 2022

    Keywords

    • LB2300 Higher Education
    • Foundation Year
    • Apprenticeships
    • Online Learning
    • Part Time Learning
    • Decision-making

      Butler, M., Bezant-Niblett, K. & Caine, K., Jan 2011, Introduction to organisational behaviour. Butler, M. & Rose, E. (eds.). London (UK): CIPD, p. 237-267 31 p.

      Research output: Chapter in Book/Published conference outputChapter