Dr Alison Miles

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  • Qualifications:PhD; MA (Hons); LLB (Hons) Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Position:Senior Lecturer in Organisation Studies
  • Department:Faculty of Business and Law (FBL)
  • Telephone:+4411732 84942
  • Email:Alison3.Miles@uwe.ac.uk
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About me

I am a senior lecturer in Organisational studies and have been an educator in HEIs for 9 years. I hold the Fellow of the HEA qualification and a post graduate certificate in teaching in HE.

Research: My research focuses on leader influence in the success and failures of businesses. I have led research projects looking into the shared board leadership influence in banking failures, recapitalisations and bailouts, and working with SME leaders looking into issues of leadership and change. 
I have £2200 of funding to work with FSB in the SW on a reseach project and report looking into the 'Future of SW towns' 

Knowledge exchange and Business engagment: I have been awarded £15,000 funding to work with leaders of SME's nationally on a series of workshops covering leadership of change, leading and understanding teams,  rational decision making, having difficult converstations, managing finances and leading paradoxes, 

Projects: ESF: SEED/SEES and HTiD/HTiS Projects (OC16S16P0345): I was part of the delivery team/CI on a 4 year project with Plymouth University and the FSB  for delivery of leadership short courses throughout the South west.  


Miles, A. (2021) 'Data Collection methods' chapter (part of Quantitative Research methods), for Studious RyZE platform (forthcoming April 2021)

Miles, A. (2021) 'Secondary data in Grounded theory'   Sage Methodspace, (forthcoming May 2021)

Miles, A, and Wilkson, J. (2021) 'Leading in turbulent times'. First Voice magazine, forthcoming

Miles, A and Duckett, H (2018). House of Commons Treasury Committee Women in Finance: fifteenth report of session 2017-19

Miles, A. (2019) 'The Dark side of financial innovation'.  FS Focus Magasine

Miles, A. (2018) 'Authentic leadership drives success'.  Edge Magazine

Miles, A, (2018) 'The Big idea – CEO influence in success and failure of global banks' FS Focus

Invited speaker: 

'Keeping on top of your finances' for South Somerset and Mendip Council 19 March 2021

'Culture and conduct in financial services – accountability, standards and diversity' 24 April 2018. 

Area of expertise

My areas of experise are: Leader influence in successful companies; performance teams;  leadership and entrepreneurship. I work with leaders of SMEs on a national basis and contribute to the UK policy debate around entrepreneurship and developing our SME's to be the best they can be.


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