Ayiesha Russell

BSc (Hons), MSc

Ayiesha joined Ashridge in 2011, and provides research advice and support to Ashridge faculty in the Centre for Research in Executive Development. Her specific research interests are in the areas of online learning and educational pedagogy, employability, executive development and sleep. Currently Ayiesha is researching virtual dialogues, learning transfer, and the impact of sleep on executive performance,

Prior to joining Ashridge, Ayiesha worked as an Employment Development Coach, advising students and professionals on their career development strategy, coaching clients, sourcing suitable employment and delivering workshops to enhance client employability. She also worked as an Equality and Diversity Professional, leading the review and development of organisational equality and diversity strategy.

Ayiesha holds an honours degree in Psychology, a Masters degree in Occupational Psychology, and a Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher and Professional Education. She is also a graduate member of the British Psychological Society.

 

 

 

 

 

Ayiesha Russell

Publications

Action research in online executive education: the use of virtual dialogues to engage a global post-graduate learning community.

Russell, A. (2015) 'Action research in online executive education: the use of virtual dialogues to engage a global post-graduate learning community' Presentation to A New Generation of Education in Europe: From Distance Learning to Virtual Mobility. Yasar University, Izmir. 4 March

Top tips on how action research can develop virtual dialogue in your organisation

Russell, A. (2015) 'Top tips on how action research can develop virtual dialogue in your organisation'. Presentation to Learning Technologies Exhibition, London, 29 January

The Pros vs. Cons of online Management Learning

Russell, A. and Sherratt, S. (2014) 'The Pros vs. Cons of online Management Learning' Ideas for Leaders: IEDP [online]. Available at www.ideasforleaders.com

Engaged Membership

Ashridge has been working with Calderdale and Greater Huddersfield CCGs to examine the notion of membership and good working practices within and outside the NHS to nurture membership among prime stakeholders. Development of a vibrant and engaged membership is critical to the success of a clinical commissioning group. It is, however, an issue that tends to be low on the agenda for many CCGs, who are coping with a multitude of other, pressing challenges.

In the article, the authors detail a model and toolkit that CCGs can use as a structure for future development.

Engaged-Membership.pdf

Standish, S., Eyre, H. and Russell, A. (2014) Engaged Membership. Commissioning Success 1, 22-24

The Forgotten Middle? Exploring the Learning Experiences of Middle Managers in the UK

Armstrong, A. & Russell, A. (2012) The Forgotten Middle? Exploring the Learning Experiences of Middle Managers in the UK, 19th International Conference on Learning, Institute of Education, London, UK, 14 - 16 August

The failure files: perspectives on failure

A review of David Hamilton's book; a collection of essays on failure, and how failure (individual, organisational and social) can be used to bring success and innovation

Russell, A. (2012) The failure files: perspectives on failure, Action Learning: Research and Practice, Vol. 9, Issue 2, pp. 201 - 203

The Missing Middle: Exploring Learning Experiences of Middle Managers in the UK

Middle managers are the linchpin of organisations, yet they appear to be an under-represented group in research to date. This project with 569 middle managers across the UK explores their formal and informal learning experiences, the workplace challenges middle managers are currently facing, how companies can best support their development and what types of learning benefit mid-level managers to ultimately boost performance

Armstrong, A. & Russell, A. (2012) The Missing Middle: Exploring Learning Experiences of Middle Managers in the UK, Ashridge Research Report, February http://www.iedp.com/Blog/The_Missing_Middle

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Evaluation of a social marketing campaign

Brooks, L., Russell, A. & Mansah-Owusu, G. (2009) Evaluation of a social marketing campaign, Postgraduate Occupational Psychology Conference, British Psychological Society (Division of Occupational Psychology)