Dr Casey CrossSenior Teaching Fellow
Casey is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and has degrees in Technological Physics with Business Studies, Information Management and a PhD in Information Systems Development.
Prior to joining Lancaster, Casey was a Senior Lecturer in Information Systems at Sheffield Hallam University. An interest in e-learning led to a move to Lancaster University where she became involved in the development of online resources for a suite of postgraduate programmes for blended delivery to an international audience.
She is now a Senior Teaching Fellow in the Department of Management Science and Director of the School’s BSc in Business Studies. Casey’s research interests focus on complexity and problem solving with a particular interest in the application of Soft Systems Methodology (SSM). She currently teaches Problem Structuring Methods on a number of the School’s postgraduate programmes, including the MSc Management and MSc E-Business and Innovation. In addition Casey teaches Research Methods on a variety of full and part-time post-graduate programmes. She also provides research training for doctoral students and has successfully supervised a number of postgraduate students.
Problem Structuring Methods: Problem Solving Skills for Consulants, Managing Complexity, Business Analysis and Process Consulting.
Qualitative Research: Introduction to Business Management Research, Research Philosophy and Methods, Qualitative Methodologies and Methods
Academic Practice: Critical Reading, Writing and Thinking Skills
Director, BSc Business Studies
Research interests focus on the practice of problem solving and complexity in organisations. In particular the application of Soft Systems Methodology to problem situations. I also have research interests in the pedadogy of e-learning in Higher Education and Education 3.0.
Programme Consultant at Blackburn College:
FdA and BA (Hons) Business Studies
FdA and BA (Hons) Business Accounting
BA (Hons) Business with Management
BA (Hons) Business with Management (industry year)