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MSc. HRD MIPD Dip. Man. Studies FHEA


Lyn Daunton is Deputy Head of the Glamorgan Business School. Lyn has worked as an academic in Higher Education for the past fifteen years. Before entering academia she worked in a number of areas including owning and running her own restaurant and interior design businesses. She also worked in the field of HRM consultancy and NHS management. These experiences have given Lyn a firm foundation on which to build her academic career. Her teaching is mainly focused on leadership and organisational behaviour. She has recently developed a Leadership and Management programme for senior managers in the University sector. She is also leading a team of academics to develop an innovative MSc Leadership and Management programme which uses the workplace as the main vehicle for learning. Her research interest includes leadership and its effect on organisational culture, organisational learning and managing diversity in the workplace. For the past three years Lyn has been involved in an ongoing project, with a number of colleagues from different universities and disciplines, which is looking at the working lives of academics in Higher Education. Her doctoral study is focused on organisational leadership – particularly action learning as a leadership development tool.


I have extensive experience of all aspects of Higher Education, including teaching and learning, curriculum development, quality activities both internal and external and managing and leading groups of academics.

I am also active in University wide initiatives including the development and delivery of an action learning management and leadership programme for middle and senior mangers at the University of Glamorgan.


I am Deputy Head of the Glamorgan Business School with a remit for GBS programmes. I am responsible for leading a team of academics in the provision of a quality service and positive learning experience to our students.


Gilbert, L.L., Ebie, S., Daunton, L. and Thomas, B. (2012) Rhetoric on the Quest for Effective Leadership, The International Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Change Management, In Press. (ABS 1)

Daunton, L, Action Learning as a Leadership and Management Development Tool, Action Learning in Practice Henley 2010

Lewis, A., Daunton, L., Thomas, B. and Sanders, G. (2010) A critical exploration into whether e-recruitment is an effective e-entrepreneurship method in attracting appropriate employees for enterprises, International Journal of E-Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Vol. 1, No. 2, 2010, 30-44, ISSN 1947-8585.

Cook, C. and Daunton, L. (2010) HR Implications for Working Lives Findings in Higher Education, SRHE Annual Research Conference, Celtic Manor Resort, Newport, 14-16 December.

Gornall, L., Salisbury, J., Cook, C., Daunton, L. and Thomas, B. “Higher and Further Education Working Lives in the 21st Century”, edited book, in preparation for publication in 2012.

Cook, C. and Daunton, L. (2009) Working Lives: lessons to take forward, 4th International iPED Conference ‘Researching Beyond Boundaries’, Academic Communities without Borders, Coventry City Techno Centre, 14-15 September.

Cook, C, Daunton, L, Gornall, L, Salisbury, J & Thomas, B (2009) Working Lives : Report of a research development initiative, Welsh Journal of Education 14.2, July, pp95-103

Daunton, L. (2009) Welsh Project Explores Working Life – From the Academic Perspective, Journal of Applied Research in Higher Education, Vol. 1, No. 1, January, 84-85.

Gornall, L., Salisbury, J., Thomas, B., Cook, C. and Daunton, L., (2009) ‘Working Lives’: narratives of occupational change in HE, Welsh Education Research Network (WERN) Colloquium, Llandrindod Wells, 7 May.
Cook, C., Gornall, L., Daunton, L., Salisbury, J. and Thomas, B. (2009) ‘Time spent among other people is where meaning is found’. The ‘working lives’ research report on narratives of occupational change in further and higher education in post-devolution Wales, Welsh Journal of Education, Vol. 14, No. 2, 97-103, ISSN 0957-297X.

Cook, C., Daunton, L., Gornall, L. and Salisbury, J. (2008) ‘Starting the Day Fresh’: Hidden Work and Discourse in Contemporary Academic Practice, Society for Research in Higher Education (SRHE) Conference, Adelphi Hotel, Liverpool, 9-11 December.

Daunton, L, Gornall, L & Cook, C (2008) Starting the Day Fresh: Hidden work and discourse in contemporary academic practice Proceedings of the Society for Research in HE, Conference held in Liverpool December 2008

Daunton, L, Hill , S (2007)
Safer Communities? – Evaluating the 101 Cardiff Pilot
South Wales Police




External Examiner Bolton University
External Examiner – Greenwich University


Public Health Wales
Chwarae Teg
South Wales Police
Bro Morgannwg NHS Trust
Probation Service
Mental Heath Service
Vale of Glamorgan MSc Management Certificate in Management
South Wales Fire and Rescue Service Certificate in Management


Action Learning as a Leadership Development tool – PhD subject area.
Blood Bourne Viruses – What is the right message?
Farmers Market- Strategic Insight Programme implementation of HRM processes and Procedures in a SME.
Strategic Insight Programme – The Globe – implimentation of HR and Leadership processes to enable the business to go forward.
Chwarae Teg – Is flexible working working?
WERN Project – Working Lives of HE and FE Lecturers – the changing nature of work in HE.
Doctoral research – Action learning as a Leadership Development tool.
Welsh Engagement Project
101 Non Emergency Number Feasibility Study
Women and Leadership

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