Dr Matthew Leedal, PhD

  • Lecturer in Business and Communication
  • Department of Business, Law, Policing and Social Science
  • Business
Dr Matthew Leedal, PhD

Biography

Aug 2018-Present: Lecturer in Business and Communication, Lancaster Campus

Nov 2014-Aug 2018: various contracts as tutor for international student programmes and Business modules

Jan 2011-Aug 2014: Lecturer in English for Academic Purposes at Lancaster Unversity International Study Centre

Pre-2011: Research Fellow and Assistant on three research projects (Aberdeen University, Lancaster University and Royal Lancaster Infirmary); Tutoring in English as a second language and English for academic purposes (various organisations); Visiting Lecturer at Management School, University of Gdnask, Poland.

Qualifications and memberships

B.A. (Hons) Geography

M.Sc. Environmental Management

Ph.D. (sustainable development, environmental management and planning)

Professional qualifications:

- Professional Graduate Diploma in Education (ESOL specialism)

- Working towards Fellowship of HEA

Academic and research interests

Challenges for sustainable development within market-dominated economic systems

Revisiting the concept of culture shock in an age of electronic communication

Research supervision

Co-lead supervision PhD

Christyn Iboko - Corporate governance and finance in a developing country

Publications

Leedal JM (2006) A smooth progression? From forward planning to development control for opencast coal mining in the light of current planning review, Journal of Environmental Planning and Management 2006; 49(6): 813-828. www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/09640568.asp

Leedal, J. M., & Smith, A. F. (2006). Can techniques from business and management be used to improve the running of operating theatres? A critical review. Clinician in Management14(2).

Leedal JM & Smith AF (2005) Methodological approaches to anaesthetists’ workload in the operating theatre, British Journal of Anaesthesia 2005; 94:702-709. www.oxfordjournals.org/our_journals/bjaint/

HM Treasury, Countryside Agency, Scottish Executive, Welsh Assembly Government (2004). (Main authors: Farrington J, Shaw J, Leedal M, Maclean M,) Settlements, Services and Access: The Development of Policies to Promote Accessibility in Rural Areas in Great Britain. Cardiff: Welsh Assembly Government. www.ruralcommunities.gov.uk/publications/cax190settlementsservicesandaccess