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Terry Vickers

Dr Terry Vickers

Terry started in life as a scientist; a chemist with Rolls Royce, then a biochemist doing medical research in Bristol and Newcastle Universities.

He joined the University through Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design where he was Head of Applied Science and also served spells as Head of School. He gained the Dundee MBA with Distinction in 1994 and since then has taught management on our MA and MBA programmes and done consultancy and research for industry and the public services.

He now runs the University's Management and Professional training programmes. He enjoys the arts, entertaining and is learning Mandarin.

Hugh Hoffman

Hugh Hoffman

Hugh has a degree in Psychology from Edinburgh University and followed a career as a market research consultant. For the past ten years he has been an external lecturer at Dundee University teaching marketing and marketing research to both postgraduates and undergraduates.

Murray Frame

Dr Murray Frame

Dr Murray Frame joined the University of Dundee in 1995 as a lecturer, having studied at the Universities of Aberdeen (1987-92) and Cambridge (1992-95).  He is a historian of modern Russia, and his current research deals with crime, policing, and criminal justice during the Russian Civil War.

His teaching is focused mainly on Russian history and he also teaches European history, coordinates our new Level 2 module, The Great War and History, and contributes to other modules, including Making History and Film and History.

Claire Marchbank

Claire Marchbank

Claire is Staff Development Manager for Tayside Police. She also does occasional private training and development to avoid becoming too institutionalized in the Policing culture. Claire graduated in personnel management from Dundee College followed by a MSc in Human Resource

Management at Abertay University. Claire specializes in the delivery of practical training programmes in subjects such as Presentation Skills and Effective Meetings and lectures in Human Resource Management. She is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and occasionally writes reviews for the CIPD magazine, Personal Management.

Christian Kaunert

Professor Christian Kaunert

Christian Kaunert, Professor of International Politics, was previously Marie Curie Senior Research Fellow at the European University Institute Florence, and Senior Lecturer in EU Politics & International Relations, University of Salford. He was awarded with a prestigious Jean Monnet Chair in EU Justice and Home Affairs Policy (in July 2012), and received a prestigious Marie Curie Career Integration Grant (from 2012-2016), the latter to be held at the University of Dundee.

Billy Kenefick

Dr Billy Kenefick

Billy’s interest in history began when he worked off-shore in the North Sea oil industry during the late 1970s and the 1980s. Billy wanted to know more about the history of work and workers' responses to the changing nature of industry over time and was an Open University distance learner when he was made redundant in 1986.

Billy started his degree at the University of Strathclyde in 1987 and from the beginning enjoyed being involved in historical debate and discussion. Four years later he emerged with a First Class Degree in Economic and Social History and went on to postgraduate study and as this was coming to fruition secured a position as lecturer in modern Scottish and British history at the University of Dundee in 1994. The following year he was awarded a PhD specializing in maritime labour and social history: a historian of labour who worked on the rigs!

Dr James Stewart

Jim Stewart received his MA from Dundee University and his PhD from the University of Edinburgh. From 2005-2007 he was an AHRC Research Assistant working on the Cambridge University Press edition of Virginia Woolf. He has also been contracted as co-editor of Woolf's first novel The Voyage Out. His research interests relating to Woolf have comprised her use of the lyric verse of Andrew Marvell (1621-78), and her response to theatre and the drama. He reviews books on Woolf regularly for The Times Literary Supplement, and occasionally publishes poems. He has taught in the English department since the late 1980s.

Jane Prior

Jane Prior

Jane works as an administrator and academic skills tutor for the University's Academic Skills Centre. She has a background in Life Sciences and medical laboratory practice. More recently graduated with MA Hons in English and Film Studies and is currently researching the reader's response to story mediated by technology for her Phd

Brian Smith

Dr Brian Smith

Brian Smith specializes in the study of contemporary French philosophy, in particular the works of Sartre, Deleuze and Badiou and has published in this area. He also researches in the area of modern philosophy with a particular interest in Leibniz, Kant and Hegel. The unifying theme of his studies are questions relating to the nature of the subject, freedom, the finite and infinite and the limit of systems of thought.

Blair Smith

Dr Blair Smith

Having completed his undergraduate degree in American Studies at the University of Dundee in 2008, Blair has since gone on to complete an M.Litt in Early America (2009). In September 2009, he began his PhD research under the supervision of Dr Matthew C. Ward, focussed on the evolution of leadership in Kentucky during the late eighteenth century. Blair passed the viva voce examination and PhD requirements in November 2013, with the degree awarded in February 2014.

Since 2008, Blair has taught as a teaching assistant on the Level One and Two History modules. Blair’s teaching on the Level 2 module America: Land of the Free? was recognised with a teaching award in May 2012, when he received the ‘DUSA Student-Led Teaching Awards 2012: Most Inspirational Teaching from a Graduate Tutor.’ This award was solely the result of nominations from undergraduate students.

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Laura Findlay

Dr Laura Findlay

Dr. Laura Findlay teaches English and Film Studies at the University of Dundee. She completed her PhD, 'The Anxiety of Expression: Word, Image, and Sound in 9/11 Fiction' in February 2014. Her research interests centre around cultural responses to historic events, focusing on a range of media, including film, literature, art, and comics.  

John Willsdon

John Willsdon

John Willsdon is a Chartered Accountant who after qualifying joined The University of Abertay (then Dundee Institute of Technology) where he taught financial and managerial accounting, auditing, tax and entrepreneurship. Seven years ago he joined the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants to develop and manage their qualifications in Islamic Finance. John also teaches auditing and is involved with the Summer School run by the University.

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