Meet the team: Desireé Cranfield

Dr Desireé Cranfield is appointed as a Senior Lecturer and Deputy Programme Director for the Business Management UG programme within the School of Management at Swansea University, Wales. She has undertaken a PhD in Knowledge Management, at Southampton University, UK, and an MSc in Data Communication Systems (Brunel, UK). Desireé has also completed a PGCert for teaching within Higher education and is a fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Her academic experience spans several years, both within the UK and in South Africa, and she has undertaken several management roles within the Higher Education context. She is an HEA mentor and assessor within the university. Desiree’s research interests lie within the context of public sector organizations and is keenly interested in the adoption and use of technology within this context to enhance learning and teaching, as well as improve processes and practices. She is also keenly interested in how knowledge sharing takes place as part of knowledge management more broadly within Higher Education, and how creating opportunities for “informal conversations” can be used as a technique to enhance practice.