Michael Dunn

Derby Business School Staff Profiles Michael Dunn

Position: Senior Lecturer, Programme Leader for Joint Honours Business Psychology, Business Management

College: College of Business

Department: Derby Business School

Subject area: Business and Management

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I aim to deliver the best student experience possible. In order to achieve this aim I, together with colleagues, design innovative modules and programmes which when delivered will engage and develop students to their full potential.

Teaching responsibilities

  • Methodology and Research Skills
  • Independent Studies
  • People and Organisations
  • Employability and Personal Development
  • Professional Practice

Professional interests

My background is in areas such as the psychological issues surrounding job search, recruitment and selection, the psychology of gambling and risk and the psychology of creativity and innovation. More recently issues surrounding student cheating behaviour and in particular electronic plagiarism.

Membership of professional bodies

  • Member of The British Psychological Society


Undergraduate qualifications

  • BA (Hons) Psychology, Birkbeck College, University of London

Postgraduate qualifications

  • MSc Organisational Psychology, Nottingham University

Recent publications

  • Dunn M (2000) Cheating or tweaking: an examination of mark enhancing strategies adopted by higher education students in written assignments Poster presentation, Annual Conference of The British Psychological Society, Glasgow.
  • Dunn, M. (2002) Who are you calling a cheat?  A factor analysis of mark enhancing strategies adopted by higher education students in written assignments. Proceedings of the British Psychological Society 10,(1). ISSN 1350-472X.
  • Dunn, M (2003) A study of the perception of academics and students in relation to student academic dishonesty . Proceedings of the British Psychological Society  ,10,(2). ISSN 1350-472X.
  • Dunn, M (2007) Using voice and simple technology in assignment feedback Poster presentation, University of Derby Learning Teaching & Assessment Conference University of Derby Buxton Campus.

Experience in industry

My experience in industry has involved, psychometric testing, including personality profiling for recruitment and development purposes, assessment of team climate, the design and delivery of appraisal systems, courses aimed at team building, workshops on creative thinking and also providing training in psychometric assessment for the level A accreditation requirements of the British Psychological Association.

International experience

I have carried out work for The University of Derby and other Universities in the form of research or curriculum design and delivery across Europe and beyond including Eire, Switzerland, Slovakia, Israel and Malaysia.

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