Staff Profiles: Dr. Jim Keane

Dr. Jim Keane

Staff Profile: Dr. Jim Keane
Senior Lecturer

Dr. Jim Keane

Dr. Jim Keane

Senior Lecturer

Business Studies

I have been an economist all of my professional life at two previous universities and 7 years in the insurance industry. I joined the university in 1995 and have been a course leader, director of studies and subject group leader.

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A graduate of Loughborough, Manchester and City universities, I hold a PhD in Educational Research from Lancaster University. I worked in the insurance industry for 7 years prior to joining the University of Gloucestershire.  Although published in the insurance economics field, my professional and scholarly interests lie in pedagogy and improving the student experience. I am currently an Academic Adviser to the Association of International Accountants (AIA) and also an external examiner in economics for a UK university. I was awarded a University Teaching Fellowship in 2010.


Award Title Institution Date
PhD Educational Research Lancaster University 2006
Masters MBA Cass Business School 1991
MSc Post Innovation Performance in the Textile Industry - A Study of Reactive Dyes Manchester University 1984
Bachelors BSc Economics with Econometrics Loughborough University 1983


Fellow of HEA since 2007


University of Gloucestershire Teaching Fellow in 2010

Membership of professional bodies


Teaching and research


Applied economics; research methods; strategy


Undergraduate, Postgraduate


I am involved in a research project funded by the EU into advising Moldovan universities about pedagogy. My research interests are in education and pedagogy.

External responsibilities

Academic Adviser to Association of International Accountants since 2010.

External examining

Externally examining Economics on various Masters' courses at Staffordshire University.