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Dr Roz Sunley is Senior Lecturer in Responsible Management & Business Ethics. Following an earlier career in sales, recruitment and politics, from the outset of her teaching career Roz believed it essential to model passion and enthusiasm for learning, and encourage young people to develop enquiring minds and make connections between academic ideas and their own lived experience.

Roz joined the Business School in 2009 to teach Responsible Management as part of the University’s commitment to the Principles of Responsible Management Education. She now combines her teaching in the Business School with her university-wide role as Head of Student Engagement with its focus on empowering young people to maximise their learning journey inside and outside the classroom.

She is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and was awarded an HEA National Teaching Fellowship Award in 2015 in recognition of her outstanding contribution to student learning and the wider teaching profession. In 2012 she was awarded a Senate Learning and Teaching Award for her innovative approaches to classroom teaching and work with colleagues on pedagogy for business education. She has conducted several research projects into the challenges students face as they transition into higher education, from which she has developed creative new approaches to first year study. These feature in her co-edited book Educating for Responsible Management (2016).

Areas of expertise

  • Creative approaches to learning and teaching
  • Management education pedagogy
  • Responsible management education



  • Sunley, R. and Leigh, J. (eds)  2016 Educating for Responsible Management. Putting theory into practice. Routledge.


  • 2014 Sunley Roz, Inspirational Guide for the Implementation of PRME: UK & Ireland Edition. Publisher Greenleaf, Giving Life to Stakeholder Theory Pages 155 -161
  • 2010 Sunley Roz International Handbook of Education for Spirituality, Care and Wellbeing. Publisher: Springer Relating to the spiritual in the classroom Pages 793-808


  • 2012 Sunley Roz, Locke, Rachel Refereed Educational Research Vol 54 part 3 Educational professionals' values: voices from secondary schools in England pp 285-307
  • 2011 Sunley Roz Review International Journal of Management Education
    Book Review of Trevino & Nelson, Business Ethics pp 83-84
  • 2010 Sunley Roz, Locke Rachel Article Refereed Educational Research Exploring UK secondary teachers professional values: an overview of the literature since 2000
     pp 409-425
  • 2003 Sunley Roz Review International Journal of Children's Spirituality Book review of Haynes. J. Children as Philosophers


  • 2015 Presenter, PRME UK & Ireland Chapter Annual Conference, Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow
  • 2014 Presenter Teaching as Performance Art: Adding Value to Management Education, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
  • 2014 Presenter, Making Global Links Mid Atlantic Teaching Conference for Management Educators Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennysylvania
  • 2014 Conference Paper, An approach to engaging first year students as stakeholders in an adaptive online world Association of Business Schools' Annual Learning and Teaching Conference Aston University, Birmingham
  • 2013 Presenter, Meeting Ourselves on the Mobius Strip, Association of Business Schools' Annual Learning and Teaching Conference Nottingham Trent University
  • 2013 Presenter, Meeting Ourselves on the Mobius Strip, Teaching Conference for Management Educators University of North Carolina - Asheville
  • 2012 Presenter, New Approaches to Creative Classrooms for Global Learning Association of Business Schools' Annual Learning and Teaching Conference Mercure Manchester Piccadilly Hotel
  • 2011 Presenter Creative Classrooms for Global Learners in HE BMAf Annual Conference Bournemouth University
  • 2011 Contributor The Learning & Teaching Environment Business Schools in Cathedral Cities University College Worcester
  • 2010 Conference Paper Talking about Values: A continuing conversation in teachers’ professional development ECER University of Helsinki, Finland
  • 2008 Co-presenter Learning: individual and invisible in a quantum age ECER University of Gotenburg, Sweden
  • 2007 Conference Paper Teacher Voices: Researching Professional Dialogue BERA London Institute of Education


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