Teaching Responsibilities

Lecturer in Business and Management

Programme Leader - Full Time MBA.


Martin has a broad background in business and management gained in a range of international, European and UK organisations. Following the award of an MBA from Durham in 1991 Martin worked for NCR and AT&T on trans-Atlantic projects in retail banking, international trade, technology management and consumer engagement, building compelling business cases for strategic investments and industry-level change. Martin has extensive experience of setting up and managing new business enterprises, and has gained practical knowledge from applying management and leadership theory to address business issues.

In more recent times Martin has worked at a number of prominent North West universities and colleges, where he has gained valuable insights into the emerging and rapidly changing landscape of Higher Education in the UK.

Martin's research interests include undergraduate literacy, enterprise and entrepreneurship as key employability skills, and applications of strategic thinking and planning within the College-Based Higher Education (CBHE) sector. Martin is currently working towards his PhD at Lancaster University, studying within the Centre for Higher Education Research and Evaluation (CHERE).

Martin is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and looking to run regular Employer Engagement events to ensure my teaching practice is informed by the needs of our local and regional employers.


McAreavey, M (2014) ‘Out of the Fog and into the Light – The changing landscape of College-based Higher Education’. Paper presented to HEA supported Teaching & Learning Conference, University Centre at Blackburn College. June 2014

McAreavey, M (2013) ‘The Business Value of College Based Higher Education’ Proposal for PhD Research submitted to Centre for Higher Education Research at Lancaster University, September 2013.

McAreavey, M. (2012) ‘The Employability Gap – A Postgraduate Perspective’ Paper presented at HEA sponsored Teaching and Learning Conference, UCBC September 2012

McAreavey, M (2011) ‘Mind the Gap; Differences in perceived importance of employability skills from undergraduate, employer and academic perspectives.’ Paper presented at UCBC Employer Engagement forum September 2011)