Laura Roper

Laura Roper

  • Lecturer in Business and Management
  • Dorset House D144, Talbot Campus, Fern Barrow, Poole, BH12 5BB
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Biography

Laura Roper is a Lecturer in Business & Management and Programme Leader for the Bournemouth University Business School Foundation Year. Laura's doctoral research is focused on humanistic leadership and sub-cultures in Higher Education and how leadership practices can be used to break down barriers between disciplines in order to promote improved working practices.

She is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a Chartered Business and Management Educator, and has presented at a number of national and international conferences.

Laura is a founding member of a UK wide Higher Education Community of Practice (COP) focused on providing support and guidance for individuals seeking to establish their own HEI based COPs.

She is keen to share her learning from her research and experiences and has published work such as a chapter entitled 'Identity and values to drive respect for people: A case study based on embedding kindness as an organisational value' in the book 'Global Lean for Higher Education' as well as in 'Humanising Higher Education' with a chapter entitled 'Ubuntu; strengthening the heart of your team'...

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Favourites

  • Roper, L., 2021. Encouraging Interdisciplinary Collaboration: A Study of Enablers and Inhibitors Across Silos in Higher Education. Interdisciplinary Journal of Partnership Studies, 8 (1).
  • Roper, L. and Clarke, S., 2020. Ubuntu; strengthening the heart of your team. In: Devis, ed. Humanising Higher Education A Positive Approach to Enhancing Wellbeing. Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Clarke, S., Roper, L., Farquharson, L. and Renaud, V., 2019. Identity and Values to Drive Respect for People: A case-study based on embedding kindness as an organizational value. In: Yorkstone, S., ed. Global Lean for Higher Education A Themed Anthology of Case Studies, Approaches, and Tools. Routledge.

Journal Articles

Chapters

  • Roper, L. and Clarke, S., 2020. Ubuntu; strengthening the heart of your team. In: Devis, ed. Humanising Higher Education A Positive Approach to Enhancing Wellbeing. Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Clarke, S., Roper, L., Farquharson, L. and Renaud, V., 2019. Identity and Values to Drive Respect for People: A case-study based on embedding kindness as an organizational value. In: Yorkstone, S., ed. Global Lean for Higher Education A Themed Anthology of Case Studies, Approaches, and Tools. Routledge.

Conferences

Grants

  • Putting the heart back into Higher Education: reconnecting and learning from HE Communities of Practice to enable hybrid ways of working (ODHE, 01 May 2021). Awarded

Conference Presentations

  • AUA Annual Conference, Putting the heart back into Higher Education: reconnecting and learning from HE Communities of Practice to enable, 18 Nov 2021, Online
  • AUA: Managing Change, Humanistic leadership as a tool for change management, 05 Jul 2021, Online
  • AUA Annual Conference 2019, Building Teams and Communities with Lean Thinking, 14 Apr 2019, Manchester University
  • AUA 3rd Southern Region Symposium, Designing Service Excellence: Developing Personal Effectiveness, 14 Nov 2018, Bournemouth University
  • Lean In Higher Education 2018 Conference, Ubuntu and the Power of Active Listening, 01 Nov 2018, Norway
  • LeanHE Annual Conference 2018, Ubuntu and the power of active listening, 30 Oct 2018, The Arctic University of Norway
  • ASET - Integrating work and learning, Ubuntu and the power of active listening, 04 Sep 2018, Nottingham University
  • AUA Annual Conference 2018, Designing excellent service: Getting to great - starting from empathy, 25 Mar 2018, Manchester University
  • Festival of Learning, The Power of Positivity, 11 Jul 2017, Bournemouth University

Qualifications

  • MSc in Higher Education Management and Leadership (Nottingham Trent University, 2021)
  • Project Fundementals Qualification in Project Management (Association of Project Managers, 2017)

Honours

  • Chartered Business & Management Educator (Chartered Association of Business Schools, 2020)
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (Higher Education Academy, 2020)
  • Accredited Member (Chartered Management Institute, 2019)
  • Fellowship (Association of University Administrators, 2019)