Bernadette’s PhD looks at employability and talent management and how these concepts impact on emergent graduate talent in particular. She also has an MPhil focused on sociological perspectives in the workplace and is an active researcher; she contributes regularly to global trade publications. Recent publications have looked at graduate experiences of the first year of employment and a case study with the Scottish Government, examining graduate talent management. Other topics have included work place violence, gender balance and flexible working, and personal development planning. She is the School undergraduate core module lead in the area of Employability and also at Masters level, Professional and Personal Competence Development for HR Managers. She is currently project managing the Business Management element of trans-national development in Africa, which will involve blended learning experiences for up to 9000 students on the continent, based in Mauritius. She is also involved in Business Development activity and delivers industry training packages. Bernadette is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, a Member of the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), an academic member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development (CIPD), as well as having graduate member status of the Common Purpose Matrix programme which promotes social entrepreneurship in a global setting. She has undertaken work for the SQA and Scottish Enterprise and contributed to the Glasgow Tourism Skills Action Plan for the Commonwealth Games.