Lecturer; Course Director for the CIPD Foundation Certificate in Human Resource Practice
Telephone:020 7815 7708
School/Division:Business / Management, Marketing and People
Fiona Wheeler is the Course Director for the CIPD (Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development) Foundation Certificate in Human Resource Practice and specialises in teaching Human Resource Management at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. Her main interest is in developing students to be able to progress into the professional area of their choice, and she is keen to ensure that they have the relevant skills to enable them to do this successfully.
Fiona originally started her career in Marketing working for the Sun Alliance Group and the mortgage arm of Lloyds TSB. On moving to Philips Electronics, she began working in their Learning and Development department and become a freelance trainer and consultant. She has carried out projects for private, public and voluntary sector clients including Age Concern UK and the NHS. She is a qualified teacher and has taught business and management qualifications including the CIPD, ILM and CMI with a major client being the London Underground, before joining LSBU in 2006 as a visiting lecturer.
She has also worked for Business Link as a Corporate Business Adviser, supporting the South East Coast Strategic Health Authority, and Surrey County Council as part of the government remit to develop the skills agenda for large employers within the public sector. This involved setting up apprenticeship programmes and working with the relevant providers and sector skills councils to develop learning. She has passed the SFEDI accreditation for advising businesses.
As an undergraduate lecturer, Fiona specialises in human resources. Modules taught include Principles of Human Resource Management, Training and Development, Employee Relations, People Resourcing and Life Career Development.
Fiona is Course Director for the CIPD Professional Certificate programmes for those currently working in HR. This involves validation of the programme with the CIPD and maintaining quality standards through regular external verifier meetings, where the assignments and quality of teaching are inspected. LSBU is currently a Grade 1 provider in South London.
Fiona is currently carrying out research on how individuals learn at work.
Fiona is a Chartered Member of the CIPD. She is currently the CIPD South London Branch Membership Advisor and representative for LSBU.
Fiona is an active member of the South London Branch of the CIPD, and represents the interests of her student body in regular meetings and training sessions. Additionally, she arranges a collaborative event with the CMI as an annual LSBU lecture.