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Dr Dawn Whitton

Assistant Professor

Department: Newcastle Business School

Dawn’s professional practice was primarily in the Built Environment and she worked as a Chartered Surveyor for 10 years before joining the University in 2006 as a Senior Lecturer.

She has been programme leader for a number of programmes since joining the University.  More recently, Dawn has lead the BA Business Leadership and Corporate Management Programme.

During her time in the Business School, Dawn has specialised in the development of student’s academic and employability skills and has a particular interest in graduate identity. She is currently completing a doctorate in business administration, researching the experience of part-time working students.

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  • Developing a community of learning through the 4 C’s Model: Context, Contingency, Collaborative Learning and Contribution", Whitton, D., Stoten, D. 22 May 2023, In: The Journal of the Foundation Year Network
  • How to change the student mindset from job to career: An innovative approach to pursuing the employability agenda’, Whitton, D., Forster, G., Robson, A., Aloyan, K. 24 May 2022, CABS Learning Teaching and Student Experience Conference
  • Career Enhancement Model of Employability for part-time students, Whitton, D., Bozionelos, N., Robson, A. 1 Oct 2021
  • Finding Your Voice: Supporting student health and well-being in a virtual world.: Chartered Institute of Business Schools Learning Teaching and Student Experience Conference., Forster, G., Whitton, D., Leggett, R. 30 Jun 2021
  • Model of Employability: Part-time Students’.: SHRE Annual International Conference on research into Higher Education., Whitton, D. 7 Dec 2017, SHRE Annual International Conference on research into Higher Education

  • Business Administration DBA July 15 2020
  • Business Administration MBA November 08 2011
  • Building Surveying BSc (Hons) October 01 1996
  • Fellow (FHEA) Higher Education Academy (HEA) 2016
  • Member (MRICS) Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) 1996

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