Dr Ron Cambridge

Dr Ron Cambridge

Head of Partnerships for the Guildhall School of Business and Law.

Dr Ron Cambridge

Dr Ron Cambridge

Dr Ron Cambridge (DBA, UTF, SFHEA, MEd, MSc, BA) is the Head of Partnerships at the Guildhall School of Business and Law, overseeing the School’s national and international partnerships, including the negotiation, development, validation and the smooth running of the
franchised and validated courses with the school’s collaborative partnerships, in over a dozen of countries, including Australia, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Dubai, Germany, Greece,
Indonesia, Ireland, North Macedonia, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland,
Thailand, UK and Online. As an inspiring leader, Ron has always focused on strategic planning, staff motivation and inclusion, and the wellbeing of staff and students.

Ron is an experienced academic, a Senior Fellow of Advance Higher Education (formally Higher Education Academy) and a University Teaching Fellow, holding roles as a Principal Lecturer, Course Leader (achieving 100% NSS result), Module Leader and Personal Tutor and Adviser, focusing on pedagogy, employability, diversity, equality, inclusion, sustainability and corporate social responsibility. Ron is also an active external examiner and an external panel member with other UK universities.

Ron graduated with first class honours and was awarded the national medal of the Institute of Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) award. After graduation Ron worked as the Head of Finance for the Institute of the Legal Accounts. She has developed her academic career after graduating the Financial Services Management MSc and her academic interests were further enriched by her Master of Education: Policy, Research and Professional Practice. A fresh multidisciplinary academic talent, she worked closely with State Street Bank and the Adab Trust to develop students’ employability skills and advance social justice. Her doctorate research in Business Administration examines a corporate social responsibility (CSR) vision in a modern London university. Ron was also an endorser of the international Sustainable Entrepreneurship Award (SEA). Her focus is on management ideas such as culture, human capital, international organisational management as well as affect theories and social justice.

It is through her research and her role as Personal Academic Adviser (PAA) that Ron has developed a less linear acceptance of both management concepts and social theories. She has also developed a strong interest in student affairs, social justice, widening participation and corporate social responsibility in higher education. Ron participates in many conferences as well as advising and lecturing in other universities in the UK and internationally.

  • Internationalisation of Higher Education and Transnational Education (TNE);
  • Employability and Academic Skills;
  • Policy Issues in Higher Education, Widening Participation and Social Justice;
  • Non-Traditional Students, Mature Students, Student Parents and Migrant Student Mothers;
  • Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Sustainability and Business Ethics;
  • Business, International Management and Entrepreneurship;
  • Innovation, HR and Employees Engagement;
  • Finance and Financial Services;
  • Qualitative Methodology, Research Methods and Research Ethics.

Selected Publications

  • UK Transnational Education: Academic Collaborative Partnerships as agents towards reaching the UN Sustainable;
    Development Goals, The 9th International Conference on CSR, Sustainability, Ethics and Governance Towards an ESG World, Barcelona, Spain (14-16 June 2023);
  • UK Transnational Education: Social Justice or a Modern Colonisation, Oxford Education Research Symposium, Oxford University (12–14 December 2022);
    Facilitators, Constraints and Trepidations in Decolonising Transnational Education, London Metropolitan University, Learning & Teaching Conference (July 2022);
  • The experiences of Student Parents in the context of Transnational Education, International
    Conference on education (EDU2021), Athens, Greece (8-12 August 2021);
  • Dichotomous Narratives in Transnational Education: Student Parents Perspectives, London
    Metropolitan University, Learning & Teaching Conference (July 2021);
  • Doing TNE research, CCRI Mini Symposium, London Metropolitan University, (July 2021);
  • Strategies to enhance student engagement; challenges facing two modern urban London universities (with Sheelagh Heugh, Selina Anderson, Jillian Birad, Julia Millette, Nigel Page) 2nd International Conference on education (EDU2020), Athens, Greece (May 2020)
  • Outside the classroom; creating inclusive communities and supporting good mental health (With Sheelagh Heugh, Selina Anderson, Jillian Birad, Julia Millette, Nigel Page), Transforming Futures: International Research Based Education Conference, Adelaide Australia (July 2019)
  • Celebrating Student Mums: An inclusive culture of collaboration and partnerships for inspirational learning and teaching to fostering student mums engagement, retention and achievement (with Orefuwa, A. and Alexander, N), Working Together, Inspiring Students, London Met Learning & Teaching Conference (2019)
  • A study of the Experiences of Migrant Student Mothers in a context of Corporate Social Responsibility in Higher Education – DBA Thesis (2018)
  • Contribution to  Introduction in Hopkins, M. CSR and Sustainability: From the Margins to the Mainstream: A Textbook, Greenleaf (2016)
  • Sustainable Businesses of the future, SEA, Vienna, Austria (2016)
  • The CSR case for universities – rationale and evidence, Guildhall Faculty of Business & Law Research Conference (2015)
  • Today’s Students – Tomorrow’s Leaders!  Exploring the Role of Servant Leadership in Higher Education, 5th Annual LSBM Teaching & Learning Conference, London School of Business and Management (2015)
  • I am a student, Get me out of here!  Higher Education on the Move: New Ways of Learning & Teaching, London Met Learning & Teaching Conference (2015)
  • SEA Expert Forum, Sustainable Finance and Value Creation – State of the Art and New Perspectives, First Annual Conference, Global Corporate Governance Institute, University of Surrey, Surrey, UK (2014)
  • A Bank Up the Student's Street, Learning & Teaching Conference, London Metropolitan University (2014)
  • Entries within the Dictionary of Corporate Social Responsibility, Springer (2014)
  • Polygonal Hope: Migrant mothers in Higher Education, Borders and Bordering Seminar Series, Affect, Borders and Bordering, CMRB (The Centre for Research on Migration, Refugees and Belonging), University of East London (2014)
  • Do Migrant Student Mothers Care? International conference: Migrant mothers caring for the future: creative interventions in making new citizens, LSBU-Southwark Campus-Clarence Centre for Enterprise and Innovation, London (2014)
  • Degree of Hope: Navigating Motherhood and Migration in a Post-1992 Business School, The Society for Research into Higher Education (SRHE) Conference, University of Edinburgh (2013)
  • Analysis of Qualitative Data, Research Seminar, Institute of Policy Studies in Education (IPSE), London Metropolitan University (2013)
  • Exxon Mobil, Organization entry, Encyclopaedia of Corporate Social Responsibility (2013)
  • A case study of a Corporate Employer and a Post-1992 University, (with Obrien, D.) ASET The Placement and Employability Professionals' Conference, Chester University (2012)
  • Engagement and Progression Through Dialogue and Support – the role of the Personal Academic Adviser, National Academic Advising Association (NACADA), Connecticut, USA (2012)
  • University Teaching Fellowship Award (UTF);
  • Senior Fellowship Higher Education Academy (SFHEA);
  • MEd Policy, Research & Professional Practice;
  • Student-Led Teaching Award;
  • The Silver Medal of the Worshipful Company of the Chartered Accountants in England & Wales Award, ICAEW;
  • Award of Excellence, Ede & Ravenscroft

London Met works closely with a number of collaborative partners both in the UK and overseas to deliver courses that lead to a university award. These relationships provide the opportunity to enhance the university's academic offering and provide the best possible learning experience to a wider audience: https://www.londonmet.ac.uk/courses/our-collaborative-partnerships/collaborative-partners-list/ 

Dr Ron Cambridge SFHEA UTF DBA MEd MSc BA (Hons)
Head of Collaborative Partnerships for the Guildhall School of Business and Law