Dr Margaret Inman

Dr Margaret Inman EdD, MSc, PGCE, BA (Hons), Chartered FCIPD, Senior Fellow HEA

Head of the Business School
Principal Lecturer in HRM and Leadership

Tel: +44 (0) 1792 481103
E-mail: Margaret.inman@uwtsd.ac.uk

I am responsible for the strategic direction and operational management of Carmarthen and Swansea Business Schools. Of primary importance is to ensure the School offers a high quality student experience and a learning environment which fosters academic and skills development and success for each student. I aim to engender ownership amongst staff and students upon the programmes of study and to create a Business School which is distinctive from others in the locality. Employability is a fundamental outcome for students that study at the Business School and by collaboration with business we aim to ensure all students are able to put theory in to practice. 

Having completed a Doctorate in Leadership at Birmingham University in 2007, I continue to be an active researcher in the field of leadership. I have published in peer review education journals and have presented papers at national and international conferences.  I am author of a text on Human Resource Management designed for undergraduate study.

I am a Chartered Fellow of the CIPD and I am an active member of the South West Wales branch committee. I am also a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. I have extensive experience in the use of Psychometric tools and I am an accredited practitioner for Myers Briggs, SHL’s aptitude and personality assessments and AQR MTQ 48 Mental Toughness assessment.

Prior to entering higher education, I held a number of Human Resource roles in both the private and public sector. I continue to maintain links with industry by engaging in consultancy work related to HR and Leadership. In particular I have designed and implemented management and assessment development centres within organisations and have run training courses on Recruitment and Selection.

I am an active adult learner participating in numerous CPD events as well as achieving my Doctorate while working full-time and an MSc in Personnel Management. I am passionate about continuous professional development and organise a programme of CPD events for staff, students and the local business community. I enjoy walking my dog on the beautiful beaches of the Gower Peninsular which border Swansea as well as skiing and swimming.

Chartered Fellow, Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). Committee member of the South West Wales branch of the CIPD.

Senior Fellow, Higher Education Authority (HEA)

I am a Principal lecturer specialising in Human Resource Management (HRM) and Leadership. I enjoy delivering on a range of undergraduate, postgraduate and professional programmes. In particular the Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA), Masters of Business Administration (MBA), MA HRM, MSc Logistics Management, BA Business, BA HRM, BA Leadership and Management, Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) Postgraduate Diploma, CIPD Intermediate HRM, CIPD Certificate of Human Resource Practice, CIPD Foundation Certificate of Training and Learning practice.

thesis being: ‘The Journey to leadership for leader-academics in higher education’.

I have published a number of papers in refereed journals relating to my thesis and have presented at national and international conferences on the subject of leadership and life history methodology. In addition I have published a text on HRM for undergraduate students and have been the key note speaker on Innovate Leadership development at HAMK University of Science in Finland.

My areas of professional expertise lie within the fields of Leadership and Human Resource Development. I have designed and developed a number of management assessments and development centres for private and public organisations and specialise in innovative methods of leadership development. I have also worked with organisations, designing and running training courses on Recruitment and Selection.

I have been an adviser for the Advanced Diploma in Business Management delivered by SERCO in conjunction with the NCSL and assessed on this programme.

  • DHL (UK) Ltd. Management Development Centres
  • Coastal Housing, Mental Toughness and Authentic Leadership.
  • DHL (UK) Ltd. Field Sales Assessment Centres
  • London Borough of Harrow: Management Development Centres
  • Debenhams Plc: Staff Induction
  • Gwalia Housing: Recruitment and Selection
  • SERCO Advanced Diploma in Business Management
  • University College Plymouth, St Mark and St John: MA Leadership and Management
  • University of Gloucester: CIPD programmes 

Doctorate thesis:  The Journey to Leadership for Leader-Academics in Higher Education

2010 Inman, M. et al. (2010) ‘Unlocking Human Resources’, London: Hodder Education.

2015 Inman, M. (2015)  ‘Whose Health is it anyway?’ South Wales Business Review Vol 4 Issue 6.
2014 Inman, M. (2014) ‘Bringing life to leadership: the significance of life history in reviewing leadership development within higher education’, International Journal of Leadership In Education, Vol. 17 (2).
2012 Inman, M. (2012) Naiset ja johtajuus, Media Planet, No 2, pp 10.   
2012 Inman, M. (2012) ‘Get off the dance floor and on to the balcony” ...and get the best from our people’ South Wales Business review, Vol. 3 Issue 4.
2012 Inman (2012) ‘Leading women towards leadership’, Junior Chamber International, Finland.
2011 Inman, M. (2011) ’10 minute guide: Leadership Theory’, South Wales Business Review, Vol. 3 Issue 1.
2011 Inman, M. (2011) ‘The Journey to Leadership for leader academics in higher education’, Journal of Educational Management Administration and Leadership, Vol. 39 (2).    
2009 Inman, M. (2009) ‘Learning to Lead. Development for middle level leaders in higher education within England and Wales’, Professional Development in Education, Vol. 35 (3).

Conference papers, presentations and reports
2014 ‘Leading Learning’  and ‘Learning to Lead’. Designed, developed and delivered management development to University managers
2013 ‘Leadership Learning for Middle-level leaders in Higher Education’, Paper  presented at The Institute of Leadership International Conference: New Thinking on Leadership, 25th/26th February 2013, Cardiff
2013 ‘Leader-shift: Valuing Others to Create Success’, Paper  presented as Key  Note Speaker, Alumni Management Development Conference, Hamk University of Applied Science, Finland
2013 ‘Bringing Life to Leadership’ Using Life History methodology to study leadership. BESA Conference, University of Wales Trinity Saint David.
2012 ‘Innovative Leadership Development’. Paper presented at the Alumni Management Development Conference, Hamk University of Applied Science, Finland
2011 Leadership development. . Designed, developed and delivered management development to University senior managers
2008 Inman, M. ‘Learning to lead: A study of leadership development for middle level leaders in higher education in England and Wales’. Paper presented at the International Professional Development conference, Liverpool, December 2008.
2008 Inman, M. ‘Going for Gold: Measures of HRM success’. Paper delivered at the Wales Economics and Business Studies Conference, Swansea Metropolitan University.
2007 Inman, M. ‘A superficial assessment: improving the accuracy of selection decisions’. Paper delivered at the Wales Economics and Business Studies Conference, Swansea Metropolitan University.