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

Postgraduate Certificate in Learning & Teaching in HE (in progress)

BSc (Hons) Project Management

HND Business 


Member of the British Academy of Management and the Institute of Leadership and Management

Academic and research interests

The Dark Side of Leadership

Supporting Students with Academic Skills 


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).