Miss Lucy Downes

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  • Qualifications:Assoc CIPD, FHEA, BA (Hons) Business and Human Resource Management
  • Position:Assistant Support Lecturer in HRM
  • Department:Faculty of Business and Law (FBL)
  • Telephone:+4411732 81422
  • Email:Lucy.Downes@uwe.ac.uk

About me

I joined UWE as an Assistant Support Lecturer in 2020. I am committed to creating teaching environments that enable students to build their confidence and succeed. Part of my role involves supporting students to develop their academic skills through workshops and 1:1 appointments. These sessions are held via UWE's Learning Hub. Since joining UWE, I have achieved Fellow status with the Higher Education Academy and am close to completing the Post Graduate Certificate in Academic Practice. I am currently completing an MSc in Human Resource Management and am an associate member of the CIPD. 

Previously, I have worked as a consultant, supporting businesses to develop fair and inclusive policies and practices that are compliant with Home Office tier 2 sponsorship requirements. Prior to entering Human Resource Management, I worked in both public and private healthcare organisations. 

Area of expertise

My research interests are in equality, diversity, and inclusion. As part of my dissertation, I conducted research into the social factors that support/ hinder the professional identities of Senior Female Aerospace Engineers. Since joining UWE, I have supported an internal research project exploring the experiences of international students during the pandemic. Currently, I am collaborating with an interdisciplinary team to develop a framework to support engineering organisations to recruit and retain neurodiverse employees. Funding for this project was granted by the Higher Education Innovation Fund. 


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