Jim Keane is a Senior Lecturer in Economics & Director of Studies, Business Management Course Group in the Business Department. Jim has worked in higher education for most of his career. Initially Jim worked as a Research Associate for the PREST group at Manchester University in the mid 1980s, after which he spent seven years working as an economist at the Association of British Insurers in London. Jim returned to higher education as the Worshipful Company of Insurers Research Fellow at Cass Business School 1993/94, before joining the University of Gloucestershire. Although Jim has published a number of papers in the insurance economics field, his professional and scholarly interests lie in pedagogy and trying to improve the student experience. Jim's recent publication is Missing Lectures: A Psychoanalytical Perspective., in The International Journal of Learning, Vol. 15 No. 6, pp 95 — 102.
Jim's professional experience includes being Examiner for the Business Economics Paper 2 of the Association of International Accountants (AIA) 2003 — 2008. He is currently an Academic Adviser to the AIA and an external examiner in Economics for Birmingham City University and Wolverhampton University. In 2010 Jim was awarded a University Teaching Fellowship.