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Qualifications

LLB (Upper Second Class Honours) Law School Prize – Best Final Year Student, University of Glamorgan (2000).
LLM Child Law, University of Keele, 2004,
Post Graduate Certificate in Education, University of Wales (2007).
PhD study ongoing, (M Phil stage completed) University of Keele

About

Alexandra Dobson was a journalist before joining Newport Business School in 2007 and specialised in health, social care and legal stories for broadsheets and the professional press. Since joining Newport Business School in 2007 she has set up the Business Accountability and Responsibility Centre (BARC) and taken an active role in the development of new law programmes, including the first Foundation Degree in Law in Wales and new electives on international law on the MBA programme. She has a particular interest in criminal law as it pertains to business and is active in forging links between professional bodies, the business community and the University. During the four years she has worked at NBS she published and presented papers in journals and conferences both nationally and internationally.

Publications

Refereed Conferences:

5th International Conference on Small and Medium Sized Enterprises.
Athens Institute for Education and Research (ATINER), Athens, Greece. 11-14 of August. The Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007: Some Implications for Small and Medium Sized Enterprises.

Conference Proceedings:

14th International Public and Private Sector Partnerships Conference (2008) The Collaborating Paradigm ( 23rd Dec 08)- London: Paper Presentation: The Challenges of Partnership Working and the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007.
12th International Conference on Consumer Law: Nalsar University of Law, Hyderabad, India (Feb 09) Paper presentation: The Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007 – Some Implications for Consumers. (Conference proceedings)
Teaching Law in the Modern Business Environment: School of Law. City University Hong Kong and Commonwealth Legal Education Association (March 09). Paper presentation: The Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007: A Symbolic Deterrent. (Conference proceedings)
The Society of Legal Scholars Annual Conference ( University of Keele) Sept 09 Company Law Section – Senior management failure and the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007.The Society of Legal Scholars Annual Conference (University of Keele ) Sept 09 – Criminal Justice Section: Is the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007 fatally flawed?
Celt Partnership Conference April 2009 Paper Presentation: Learning the Law. Dobson and Marsh
Linking Research and Teaching in Higher Education: Newport Nexus Conference 2009 Paper presentation: Learning the Law Part II. Dobson and Marsh. (Conference Proceedings)
Sustainability and Global Citizenship as part of curriculum design in Higher Education: what approach works in changing the actual behaviour of today’s students/tomorrow’s decision makers? Paper Presentation, Hedderman, Dobson and D’Cruz. ( Conference proceedings)
Researching Transformational Learning through ESD, Internationalisation and Citizenship. June 2009 University of Gloucestershire: Conference Poster. Dobson, D’Cruz and Hedderman.
The Society of Legal Scholars Annual Conference (Keele University) Sept 09 Legal Education Section Society of Legal Scholars: Teaching Law Outside the Law School
Higher Education Academy: Learning in Law Annual Conference: Warwick University January 2010: Perspectives in Progress: The challenge and opportunities of contextualising legal education (paper presentation)
Inclusion: Leeds March 2010. Higher Education Academy: Learning in Law Annual Conference: Warwick University January 2010: Perspectives in Progress: The challenge and opportunities of contextualising legal education (paper presentation)
Retention Convention: What works? Student Retention and Success (Higher Education Academy) Leeds City Inn 3 Mar 2010 – 4 Mar 2010 Investigating and developing a measure of students at risk of discontinuing first-year studies prematurely. Paper presentation, Alexandra Dobson University of Wales, Newport Business School. Dr Ron Fisher, Griffith Business School, Griffith University, Queensland, Australia.

Journal Articles:

Dobson, A, Hedderman, M & D’Cruz.B. Opening the Conceptual Gateway: a multi-faceted approach to transformational learning in a Business School context Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, Issue 5, 2010-11
Dobson and Marsh: Learning the Law: Newport Celt Journal Vol 1 2008 pp23-28
ISSN17058-9258
Dobson and Marsh: Learning the Law Part II. Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Special Publication No.1, 2009, pp.83-91 ISBN 978-1-899274-38-3
Dobson, A, The Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007: A Symbolic Response. Vol 17 • Number 2 • 2009 • ISSN 1019 2557
Hedderman, Dobson and D’Cruz. Sustainability and Global Citizenship as part of curriculum design in Higher Education: what approach works in changing the actual behaviour of today’s students/tomorrow’s decision makers? Celt

Newspaper Articles related to research:

http://business.timesonline.co.uk/tol/business/law/article3662674.ece
http://www.walesonline.co.uk/business-in-wales/business-features/2008/04/05/managers-must-put-safety-first-91466-20722473/
http://www.walesonline.co.uk/business-in-wales/business-news/2009/05/13/safety-must-be-central-focus-as-legal-landscape-grows-more-complex-than-ever-91466-23607888/

Memberships

Member of the Society of Legal Scholars
Law Teachers Association.
European Criminal Law Association

External

As lead member of the Business Accountability and Responsibility Centre (BARC) actively liaising with the legal and business community to promote BARC’s work.
Publication of BARC Newsletter.
Strategic Insight Partnership – Hugh James Solicitors
Strategic Insight Partnership – Newport Citizens Advice Bureau

Research

Alexandra is currently researching a PhD into the workings of the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007. She leads the Business Accountability and Responsibility Centre at Newport Business School. The Centre recently hosted a Closed Workshop on corporate manslaughter, where a number of eminent legal experts from across the UK met to discuss aspects of the law. Alexandra is also actively involved in considering how best to teach law outside the confines of the traditional law school and is currently working with a colleague from the University of Glamorgan on feedback and feed forward

Grants Awarded:

Business Accountability and Responsibility Centre Enterprise Board Funding £10,000 over two years (2009 – 10) (2011-2012)
Part of a team that successfully bid for £20,000 funding from the Welsh Assembly Government ( NBS – Feasibility Study – 2009)
Learning and Teaching Awards with colleagues ( CELT) £12,000 (2008 – 11)

Research Supervision:

PhD, Masters and Undergraduate research

Research Degree Examiner Appointments:

University of Wales moderator for Birmingham Graduate School and RDI, Coventry
External examiner LLB programme BPP ( London)

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