Claire graduated with a BA in Business Studies, specialising in Marketing. She spent thirteen years working in the corporate events sector predominantly for a global organisation. Claire’s industry experience includes responsibility for a wide variety of international events including sales conferences, product launches, exhibitions, awards dinners, incentive travel, training workshops and charity events.
In 2008 Claire entered the academic profession in order to use her practical experience to inspire and develop the event managers of the future. She is the programme leader for the BA in Events Management and has a passion for teaching with a particular research focus centred on developing innovative online learning materials. Her main areas of teaching specialism have been in Events Management, Tourism, Business Studies and dissertation supervision.
- Leer, C. and Laurie, S. (2017) The role of peer feedback in the development of students' ability to engage in difficult conversations about performance. Paper presented to: Association of Events Management Education (AEME) Forum 2017, Cardiff Metropolitan University, 05-07 of July 2017.
- Leer, C. (2016) Tapping into the power of online peer assessment. Invited Presentation presented to: Association of Events Management Educators Annual Conference (AEME 2016), University of Derby, 13-15 July 2016.
- Leer, C. and Laurie, S. (2016) The role of peer feedback in the development of students’ ability to engage in difficult conversations about performance. In: Proceedings of the 49th Academy of Marketing Conference, AM2016: Radical Marketing. Newcastle: Academy of Marketing. (Accepted)
- Laurie, S., Borley, A., Leer, C. and Zigomo, P. (2015) Enhancing the 'good' reducing 'the bad' and managing the 'ugly': a participatory action research (PAR) project into group work in undergraduate business education. In: O’Malley, L. (ed.) 2015 Academy of Marketing Conference – The Magic in Marketing. Limmerick, Ireland: Academy of Marketing. 9781905952649.