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Chris Grant qualified as an accountant (ACMA) after completing her degree in Economics at the University of Stirling (1988). Having worked first for Ford Motor Co, she moved to British Telecom where she held a number of positions in financial and commercial management, in particular in specific financial and reporting requirements associated with regulated industries and national security. During this time, she took her MA in Canadian and North American Studies at Birkbeck, University of London (MA, 1998).
In 2004, she decided to leave industry to pursue an academic career. Following her MSc in Tourism Management (MMU, 2005), she joined Liverpool Hope University as a Lecturer in Tourism and Leisure. During her time at Liverpool Hope University, she completed her PG Cert in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education and was admitted as a Fellow to the Higher Education Academy and the Royal Geographical Society.
Chris joined the University of Bolton in 2011 as a Lecturer within the Off-Campus Division teaching a range of business modules at overseas partners. Since 2015, Chris has been Academic Coordinator for the Off-Campus Division with specific responsibility for partner set-up and development. She manages the university’s partners in Czechia and Greece, and retains some teaching responsibilities.
She is in the final stages of writing up her doctorate, which looks at the ethical understanding of postgraduate business students in Malawi and Zambia and the way this influences their research.
Since 2018, Chris has been Erasmus Institutional Lead for the university.
Chris is an experienced validation chair and her particular expertise in partnership has led to external work with for review and approval events at the Universities of Salford, Northampton, Brighton, Wolverhampton and Coventry for partnerships in Switzerland, Pakistan, Netherlands, Malaysia and Mexico. She is an external examiner for partnership programmes at Teesside and Plymouth universities.