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Dr Ian Charity

Senior Lecturer

Department: Newcastle Business School

My background is in quantitative methods, which relates to my main teaching duties of model building, statistical analysis and business research methods. I teach on a wide range of programmes, from undergraduate to doctoral level. I also supervise dissertation students at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

I have a strong commitment to pedagogic research and I have applied for several APT awards over the last few years. One recent paper on assessment methods and procedures has been accepted as a University Red Guide.

The title of my doctoral research is ‘PhD and professional doctorate: higher degrees of separation?’ I am investigating these two doctoral programmes by gathering opinions of doctoral students and programme providers. I am conducting a series of semi-structured interviews to collect qualitative data, followed by template analysis.

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • International Masters’ student perspectives of team business simulations, Brown, D., Robson, A., Charity, I. 1 Nov 2020, In: The International Journal of Management Education
  • Hitting the ground running: group simulations within business school cohorts, Brown, D., Charity, I., Robson, A. 8 Oct 2019, Pathways to Professionalism, Cham, Springer
  • How do students conceptualise a “real world” learning environment: An empirical study of a financial trading room?, Sharma, S., Charity, I., Robson, A., Lillystone, S. 1 Nov 2018, In: International Journal of Management Education
  • Business simulation effectiveness on postgraduate group learning: identifying cross-cultural student perspectives, Brown, D., Robson, A., Charity, I. Jul 2017, HEA Annual Conference
  • Internationalising summative assessment through simulations: Chinese and South East Asian student perspectives, Brown, D., Charity, I., Robson, A. 28 Jun 2017, 6th International Assessment in Higher Education Conference
  • Multicultural HE student perspectives of factors in international marketing simulation efficacy, Brown, D., Charity, I., Robson, A. 4 Jul 2016, The 49th Academy of Marketing Conference
  • Students’ perceptions of computer-based learning environments, their attitude towards business statistics, and their academic achievement: Implications from a UK university, Nguyen, T., Charity, I., Robson, A. 2 Apr 2016, In: Studies in Higher Education
  • Can a business simulation game provide support and address learning and assessment criteria?, Sloan, D., Robson, A., Charity, I., Nguyen, T., Purdie, T. Apr 2013, 'Innovation and the student experience' - The ABS Learning & Teaching Conference 2013
  • Integrating innovations into financial education, Sharma, S., Charity, I. Jul 2011, FAR SIG 15th Annual Conference - Financial Reporting and Business Communication

PGR Supervision

Dinesh Dhaliwal Start Date: 01/10/2017


  • Business and Administration PhD July 01 2010
  • Applied Mathematics MPhil June 06 1997
  • Mathematical Sciences BSc (Hons) June 30 1991
  • Fellow (FHEA) Higher Education Academy (HEA) 2007

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