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Dr. Hala Mansour

  • Job title: Senior Lecturer in Human Resource Mgmt & OB
  • Department: Human Resource Mgmt & Organisational Behaviour

General information

Dr Hala Mansour is a Lecturer in Human Resource Management and Organisational Behaviour at Northampton Business School, the University of Northampton. She received her PhD in Management 2012 from Keele University and MA in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education 2013 from Keele University, UK. From 2007, Dr Mansour has held, also, research and teaching commitments at Keele University. Her research focuses on Organisational Effectiveness, Organisational Culture, Organisational Change, Human Resource Management, Managerialism and New Public Management. She also interested in publishing from her teaching practices in Assessment and Feedback in Higher Education. Currently, 

Dr Mansour is working on publications from her thesis and publications from her teaching practices. Dr Mansour won a prestigious award which is Keele University Excellence Award in Teaching and Learning 2014. Hala recognises the importance of the student voice; she places value on effective student led classes. Dr Hala’s current project relates to Assessment and Feedback in Higher Education. This project is financed fully by the United Kingdom’s Higher Education Academy. Dr Mansour has a robust focus on Teaching and Learning with Technology in Higher Education, namely, the ‘Digital Natives Perspective’. Her teaching at Keele University is primarily in the area of Organisational Behaviour and Management. Dr Mansour is interested in a broad range of managerial issues which are encountered in organisational workplaces. 


  • PhD in Management, October 2012, Keele University, UK 
  • MA in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, October 2013, Keele University, UK, 2013 
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning with Technology, 2013, Keele University, UK 
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, December 2010, Keele University, UK, 2010 
  • M.Sc. in Organizational Behaviour and Human Resource Management, July 2003, Faculty of Commerce, Cairo University, Egypt 
  • BA Hons Business Administration (The Highest Marks), September 1995, Faculty of Commerce, Cairo University, Egypt 


  • The Winner of Keele Excellence Award in Teaching and Learning, Keele University, May 2014 
  • Nominated for Keele Excellence Award in Teaching and Learning, 2013 and 2014, Keele Management School, Keele University 
  • Nominated for Student Led Teaching Award, Instant Impact in Teaching and Learning, Keele University, 2013 and 2014 
  • The First Postgraduate Award in HRM from Faculty of Commerce, Cairo University, 2003-2005 
  • The First Graduate Award in Business and Management, Cairo University, 1995 
  • The First Undergraduate Award in Business and Management from Faculty of Commerce, Cairo University (1991 - 1995)


University of Northampton, Northampton Business School (2014-present)

Dr Mansour's role as a full time lecturer in HRM/OB is to provide proactive and flexible contribution to the Business School through: 

  • delivery of an outstanding student learning experience
  • delivery of financially sustainable research and enterprise activities
  • achievement of the School’s internationalisation objectives

Keele University (2008 - 2014) 

Dr Mansour taught and led different modules at Keele University since 2008. This included: 

  • lecturing and facilitating tutorials
  • course development
  • leading module assessment
  • preparation of material for lectures/tutorials
  • coordinating group work
  • student support and engagement
  • writing exam papers and assignments
  • marking and providing individual and group feedback 

Modules and programmes included:

  • Management in Context, Keele Management School, Level One Undergraduate 
  • Organizational Behaviour, Keele Management School, Level Two undergraduate 
  • Introduction to Business and Management, Foundation Year 
  • Human Resource Management, Keele Management School, Level Three Undergraduate. 
  • Employment Lifecycle, Foundation Year 


Research grant and funding

  • 2013 - 2014 Higher Education Academy, UK, GEN525, Transforming Assessment in Higher Education Pilot Scheme, £8000 

Professional and academic membership

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, 2010
  • Member of Staff and Educational Development Association (SEDA, UK). - Member of the British Academy of Management (BAM)
  • Academic Fellow in CIPD (in process) 

Journal Editorial Roles 

  • Journal of Academic Development and Education (Editorial Board Member) 

Conference, Seminar and Workshop Organization 

  • Organizer and leading session , ‘Sharing Best Practices Seminar’, Keele University, January, 2014 #keelesgp 

Plenary Talks 

  • Mansour, H.F. (2011) ‘My Research Project and NVivo’, Paper Presented to M.Sc. students, Keele University. 

Activities with the Higher Education Academy 

Member of the research team on the Higher Education Academy funded grant, GEN525, Transforming Assessment in Higher Education Pilot Scheme. The research is supporting a team of academics to innovate with student assessment practices, to share and collaborate on institutional developments to improve assessment practice, and to promote learning among colleagues by disseminating their work at Keele. Dr Mansour has received funding to develop and use an Essay Feedback Checklist with students studying in their first year on business and management degrees. She has represented the project and Keele University at forums where grant holders meet together with the awarding body to share practices. 


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  1. Mansour, H. F. (2015) Enhancing first year management students’ engagement: an action research project to explore the use of the Essay Feedback Checklist (EFC). International Journal of Management Education. 13(3), pp. 218-226. 1472-8117.
  2. Mansour, H. F., Heath, G. and Brannan, M. J. (2015) Exploring the role of HR practitioners in pursuit of organizational effectiveness in higher education institutions. Journal of Change Management. 15(3), pp. 210-230. 1469-7017.
  3. Mansour, H. F. (2015) Human Resource practitioners as change agents: Neoliberalism and the shift in power in the UK Higher Education. Paper presented to: 9th International Conference in Critical Management Studies: Is there an Alternative? Management after Critique, University of Leicester, 08-10 July 2015. (Unpublished)


  1. Mansour, H. F. and Brannan, M. J. (2014) Organizational culture and human resource management reform: evidence from the UK higher educational institutions. Paper presented to: 17th Annual Dilemmas for Human Services International Research Conference, London, 10-12 September 2014. (Unpublished)
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