I have worked at the University of Cumbria since 2006 in a range of roles including Human Resources (recruitment) and Student Support (careers). I moved into an academic role in Project Management in 2021. 

I graduated from the BSc Project Management top-up in 2019 with a first-class honours degree, and my dissertation research was accepted as a paper at the BAM conference in the cloud 2020. 

My research interests include leadership, team working, organisational psychology and student support. 

Qualifications and memberships

MA Education Professional Practice (in progress)

Postgraduate Certificate in Learning & Teaching in Higher Education, University of Cumbria

BSc (Hons) Project Management, University of Cumbria

HND Business, Carlisle College


Member of the Association for Project Management, the British Academy of Management and the Institute of Leadership and Management

Academic and research interests

Sense of Belonging in Higher Education

Supporting Degree Apprentices

Supporting Students with Academic Skills 

The Dark Side of Leadership


Robinson, A., Hearne, P. and Lawlor-Wright, T. (2020) ‘The Impact of the Dark Side of Leadership on Project Followers’, BAM2020 “Innovating for a Sustainable Future”, Conference In The Cloud, 2nd – 4th September 2020. (Accessed: 17 May 2021).