Dr Miriam Firth

Senior Lecturer

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Dr Miriam Firth is a Senior Lecturer in Education Management and Leadership, in the Institute of Education, within the University of Manchester, UK. Her research focuses on Vocational Education, particularly Leisure, Hospitality, Events and Tourism Education. She chairs the AGCAS Creative Industries task group, and leads in Assessment for the Flexible Learning Project across the University of Manchester. With 15 years UK Higher Education lecturing experience Miriam has taught and supervised students on all programme levels. She has worked with the Higher Education Statistics Agency to support development of new national Employability metrics and published textbooks on Employability to support vocational students.

External positions

External Examiner, Leeds Beckett University

1 Sep 20191 Sep 2023

External Examiner, University of Sussex

1 Dec 20181 Dec 2022

External Examiner, University of Bolton

1 Sep 20161 Aug 2019

External Examiner, Liverpool John Moores University

1 Aug 20131 Sep 2016

External Examiner, University of Greenwich

1 Aug 20131 Sep 2016

Areas of expertise

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

Sustainable Development Goals

Education / academic qualifications

  • 2018 - Doctor of Philosophy, Skills and Knolwedge for Service Encounters in the Leisure Industry: Implications for UK Higher Education, The University of Manchester (2012 - 2018)
  • 2010 - Master of Arts, Development Education, Institute of Education (2009 - 2010)
  • Post Graduate Certificate of Academic Practice, Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) (2008 - 2010)

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