Elaine Kirkham


 Elaine Kirkham
Faculty Faculty of Social Sciences
Role Senior Lecturer, Department of Human Resources and Leadership
Contact  Direct line:01902 323711

Email: E.Kirkham@wlv.ac.uk

Biography Elaine has thirty years of teaching experience, having spent 12 years teaching English in schools and 18 years teaching in Higher Education. Additionally, she has extensive involvement in an advisory capacity in health and social care, being a member of a wide range of Boards and advisory panels. Her hobbies include writing (short stories, poetry and blogs), reading, theatre and renovating a 200 year old French farmhouse. Elaine is married to a lecturer and has two children.
Academic qualifications
  • Master of Arts, Manager Development & HRD, University of Central England
  • Licentiate Member CIPD, Fellow of ITOL
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Management Studies, University of Central England
  • TDLB Assessor Units D32/D33, Telford Area Training
  • MICA, Institute of Consumer Advisors
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Consumer Affairs, Halesowen College of Higher Education
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Education, West Midlands College of Higher Education
  • B.A. (Hons) English, Birmingham University
Teaching interests
  • Medical Education (Member of HEA Community of Practice for Medical Education Leads)
  • Health Care Leadership
  • Organisational Behaviour and Work Psychology
  • Management
  • HR Development
  • Leadership and Change Management
Corporate and community engagement

Vice Chair of Staffordshire Adult Care Panel

Dignity in Care Board Member

Founder Member Royal British Legion – National Memorial Arboretum Branch

Member of Soroptimists

Writer of a monthly health and social care blog – Kirkham-stances – on Staffordshire County Council’s website

Professional body membership and roles
  • CIPD
  • ITOL
  • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
Research interests Health and social care transformation and change. Learning and development in transformation and crisis. Dementia care and carer support.
External academic roles Member of Mensa since 1983 (Academic Sig, Writers’ Sig and Politics Sig)
Selected publications SAGE Encyclopaedia of Global Business 2009 (contributor: Culture and Cultural Norms)

SAGE Encyclopaedia of Green Business 2010 (contributor: Gross National Happiness)

SAGE Encyclopaedia of Sports Management 2010 (contributor: Ethics and Ethical Conduct)

BLOG (monthly) on Staffordshire County Council website (Social Care and Health Directorate) –  ‘Kirkham-stances’

“The Empire Strikes Back?” in NAPO Journal 1987

Various short stories, poetry & prose in Mensa “Folio” Writers’ Magazine, 1994-2001.