Emma Tappin BSc (Hons), MSc, MBA
Associate Head of Department and Postgraduate Programmes Manager
Emma is responsible for postgraduate taught courses across the five departments within the University College. She is also responsible for a Personal Development Programme for research students undertaking PhDs.
Her teaching includes; leadership and change, project management, environmental and social responsibility.
In 2008 Emma was the recipient of a CETL Aspire Development Fellowship Award for the development of online provision of Leadership and Professional Development. She was also awarded an Excellence Award 2008 for innovation in teaching practice.
Emma is currently undertaking a Doctorate in Business Administration at the University of Bath.
- Member of the Higher Education Academy
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- Tappin, E (2006) (2006) The concept of legitimacy within non-governmental organisations. British Academy of Management, Belfast.
- Tappin, E. (2005) Challenge and Change – International capacity building intervention and Tuvalu NGOs. World Forum on Small Island Developing States, Mauritius, 2005.
- Llewellyn, S. and Tappin, E.M. (2003) Strategy in the public sector: Management in the wilderness. Journal of Management Studies 40, 5, pp955-982.
- Hester, A.J., Gordon, I.J., Baillie, G.J., Tappin E.M. (1999) Foraging behaviour of sheep and red deer within natural heather/grass mosaics. Journal of Applied Ecology 36,pp133-146.
Prior to joining Harper Adams, Emma worked in both the NGO and public sectors in regional management and project management roles. In addition, she has worked overseas as an organisational development adviser.
During her time as the Postgraduate Programme Manager, Emma has overseen a review of a review of postgraduate provision and facilities development.
Practitioner consultancy includes:
March/April 2008 Organisational Development Adviser, Tokaut Aids, Papua New Guinea
Short term consultancy researching and advising on the development of a new indigenous NGO aimed at increasing awareness of HIV/Aids using theatre for development within remote rural regions of PNG.
March/April 2006 Monitoring and Evaluation Consultant, Tanzania
Short term volunteer consultancy working with the Northern District Authority of Zanzibar, during which I assisted District staff and community based groups to review current planning, monitoring and evaluation practices and develop new planning systems.
Sept 2001 – July 2003 Strategic Planning Adviser, British Association of Nature Conservationists
Assisted BANC to develop and implement organisation and funding strategy. Facilitated a strategic planning workshop for Council Members.
2000/2001 Organisational Development Adviser, Tuvalu Association of NGOs, Tuvalu.
Tel: +44 (0)1952 815452
Fax: +44 (0)1952 814783
Academic Department: Land, Farm and Agribusiness Management