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Professor Fiona Denney

Professor Fiona Denney
Professor - Business Education

Eastern Gateway 104f

Research area(s)

Leadership in higher education, public sector and non-profit organisations

Compassionate and authentic leadership

Teaching, learning and assessment of business higher education

Research grants and projects

Research Projects


Hybrid Managers in Higher Education: Power, Identity and Challenge
Funder: BA/Leverhulme Small Research Grants
Duration: April 2022 - March 2024

This project examines the role of hybrid managers in higher education, the motivations and challenges of the hybrid role and the role of power.

Project details

Details of Grants and Funding  Awarded

Business Education Research and Guidance Hub funding

Voices of Academia During Covid-19 Study

£3714 awarded 


Brunel-Tampere Grant for seed-corn funding: Educational Innovation

Building Support for Developing Employability Skills of International Students

£8000 awarded in collaboration with Michelle Kavan (BBS) and Jouni Lyly-Yrjänäinen (Tampere University)


Heads of Educational Development Group project funding to research into measuring

impact for educational development and developing a framework to help universities

assess impact.

£1500 awarded in collaboration with Queen Mary, University of London; City, University of

London and Sheffield Hallam University.


The Leadership Foundation for Higher Education’s Efficiency Exchange initiative for

researching and developing training for academics moving into leadership positions 

£10K awarded


The HEA’s Vice Chancellors Strategic Excellence Initiative for BTEC Transitions Project

£25K awarded