Meet our PhD students
Candidate for PhD in Management
BA, MSc, MRes, PGCE, MCIPD, MCMI
Professor Jeroen Huisman and Professor John Davies
The antecedents and consequences of student perceptions of university image and student-university identification in transnational higher education
Key research interests:
International business/management, International Marketing, International human resource management and development, Higher education strategy and management, Marketing of higher education
I have over 15 years’ experience as a lecturer in business and management. My positions have included head of retail at Greenhill College, London and director for professional management programmes at Dubai University College, UAE. I also have 6 years’ experience in the retail industry as branch manager, management trainer and regional manager.
Refereed journal papers
Wilkins, S., Balakrishnan, M. and Huisman, J. (2011), Student choice in higher education: motivations for choosing to study at an international branch campus, Journal of Studies in International Education, forthcoming.
Wilkins, S. and Walker, I. (2011), Applied and academic A-levels: is there really a need for the applied track in UK further education? Journal of Further and Higher Education, DOI: 10.1080/0309877X.2011.584967.
Wilkins, S. and Huisman, J. (2011), UK business school rankings over the last 30 years (1980-2010): trends and explanations, Higher Education, DOI: 10.1007/s10734-011-9446-7.
Wilkins, S. and Meeran, S. (2011), Student performance – university preference model: a framework for helping students choose the right A level subjects, Educational Studies, 37(5), 541-55.
Wilkins, S. and Huisman, J. (2011), Student recruitment at international branch campuses: can they compete in the global market? Journal of Studies in International Education, 15(3), 299-316.
Wilkins, S. and Epps, A. (2011), Student evaluation websites as potential sources of consumer information in the United Arab Emirates, International Journal of Educational Management, 25(5), 410-22.
Wilkins, S. and Huisman, J. (2011), International student destination choice: the influence of home campus experience on the decision to consider branch campuses, Journal of Marketing for Higher Education, 21(1), 61-83.
Wilkins, S. (2011), Who benefits from foreign universities in the Arab Gulf States? Australian Universities’ Review, 53(1), 73-83.
Wilkins, S, Martin, S. and Walker, I. (2010), Exploring the impacts of accelerated delivery on student learning, achievement and satisfaction, Research in Post-Compulsory Education, 15(4), 455-72.
Wilkins, S. (2010), Higher education in the United Arab Emirates: an analysis of the outcomes of significant increases in supply and competition, Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 32(4), 389-400.
Wilkins, S. (2002), BVoc and MVoc: a way forward for higher-level NVQs in management? Human Resource Development International, 5(4), 425-45.
Wilkins, S. (2002), The implementation of NVQs in the Sultanate of Oman, Education + Training, 44(3), 144-52.
Wilkins, S. (2002), Human resource development through vocational education in the United Arab Emirates: the case of Dubai Polytechnic, Journal of Vocational Education & Training, 54(1), 5-26.
Wilkins, S. (2001), An analytical model to assess the efficacy of the British HND programme in the Arabian Gulf region, Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 26(6), 579-91.
Wilkins, S. (2001), Management development in the Arab Gulf States – the influence of language and culture, Industrial and Commercial Training, 33(7), 260-65.
Wilkins, S. (2001), Student and employer perceptions of British higher education in the Arabian Gulf region, Research in Post-Compulsory Education, 6(2), 157-74.
Wilkins, S. (2001), Training and development in the United Arab Emirates, International Journal of Training and Development, 5(2), 153-65.
Wilkins, S. (2000), The use of Soft Systems Methodology to aid decision making in a retail company, Al Hikmah, No. 2, 37-53.
Refereed conference papers
Wilkins S. and Balakrishnan, M. (2011). ‘Why do students choose to study at international branch campuses? Findings from the United Arab Emirates’, 20th International Forum of the ASHE Annual Conference 2011, Charlotte, US, 16-19 November.
Wilkins, S. (2011), ‘The Antecedents and consequences of student perceptions of university image and student-university identification in transnational higher education’, Academy of Marketing Conference 2011 – Doctoral Colloquium, 4 July, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK.
Epps, A. and Wilkins S. (2010), ‘Kiss it better or the kiss of death? Perceptions of student feedback websites in the Emirate of Dubai’, International Conference on Professional, Vocational and Workplace Learning, 23-26 June, Intercollege, Larnaca, Cyprus.
Huisman, J., Adelman, C., Hsieh, C., Shams, F. and Wilkins, S. (2012), The Bologna process and its impact in the EHEA and beyond, SAGE Handbook on International Education.
The history of UK business and management education, by Allan Williams, Emerald, Bingley, 2010. In: Studies in Higher Education, 2011, 36(2), 247-48.
Globalization and internationalization in higher education: theoretical, strategic and management perspectives, by Felix Maringe and Nick Foskett (eds.) Continuum, London, 2010. In: Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 2011, 33(3), 305-07.
The gulf between us. Globalisation and Higher Education in the Arab Gulf States, by Gari Donn and Yahya Al Manthri, Symposium Books, Didcot, 2010. In: Australian Universities’ Review, 2010, 52(2), 94-96.
Journal peer reviewing
2010 British Educational Research Journal
Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management
Awards and prizes
2011 Tony Adams Award for Excellence in Research, European Association for International Education, 23rd Annual EAIE conference, 13-16 September, Copenhagen
2009 ESRC 1+3 studentship