Teaching Responsibilities

Lecturer in Management


After a successful managerial career in finance with two of the North West’s leading financial institutions, I attended Bolton Institute of Higher Education, gained my Post Graduate Certificate in Education and began my career in higher education. 

I continued my professional development by obtaining professional accounting qualifications with the ACCA, an MSc in Management and recently completed my PhD in Enterprise and Entrepreneurial Learning.  I have extensive experience of teaching and managing in higher education and have successfully managed a number of undergraduate and postgraduate courses.

My current role as a lecturer in management encompasses academic interests such as enterprise, entrepreneurship, accounting, management, employability, e-learning, and education and innovation, while my research interests include enterprise learning, innovation, entrepreneurship, management styles, employability, educational partnerships and creative learning environments.  

I have managed a number of commercial research projects and undertaken a number of commercial consultancies in the aerospace, knowledge, preventative health and digital sectors.  I have also brought a number of products to market with Apple/MCC, including a digital exercise system.

Recent Publications

Gazdula, J. Ed. (2011) ‘Graduates with Impact’ ESCalate Reviewed Spring Newsletter, ESCalate, The HE Academy

Gazdula, J. (2010) ‘Study Support – Opening Minds with Out of Hours and Out of School Learning’ Routledge (In Supporting Leaning and Teaching: Foundation Degree’ C. Bold ed. ch.12)

Gazdula, J. (1999) Managing Information and Systems CMI Diploma in Management Distance Learning Unit COMTEC

Gazdula, J. (1998) Managing Human Resources CMI Diploma in Management Distance Learning Unit COMTEC

Conference papers:

Using Collaborative Learning to Enhance Research Output IEPC Conference Proceedings 2010 Belfast

Re-visiting Motivation: Changing Motivators of Part Time and Full Time Students 2005 -2010, British Education Studies Conference Proceedings, Stafford University, 2010

The Forbidden Country: ‘Students Perspectives of a Second Life Virtual Teaching Facility’ EICE Conference Ulm, Germany (With J. Bonar-Law), 2009