Lynne Williams

Senior Lecturer

School of Justice, Security and Sustainability

I have held Senior Leadership roles in Human Resources for over 20 years and have extensive experience of leading teams responsible for Learning & Development, Talent, Resourcing and Engagement. I have a MSc in Strategic Leadership & Change and have led significant programmes on business improvement and organisational change.

I have recently joined the University and in my role as lecturer am able to share both my industry experience and enjoy my passion of developing and mentoring others in their business and career progression.

Professional memberships and activities

Member CIPD – Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development

Member CMI - Chartered Management Institute

Academic qualifications

PgCHPE - Postgraduate Certificate in Higher and Professional Education 

MSc Strategic Leadership & Change

BA (Hons) Business & Leadership

CIPD Advanced Diploma in Human Resource Development


Executive and Leadership Development

Organisational Strategy and Change

Business Improvement and Innovation

Research interests

Organisational approaches to developing Leaders and Managers

Enterprise and commercial interests

Small business mentor for Cheshire Hub

UK Skills National Training Awards – UK Judge

I have worked with professional bodies in developing national standards and have been actively involved locally and nationally in both Government and Industry forums focusing on economic growth and skills policy.


  • Level 4 Apprenticeship in Operations/Departmental Management
  • Level 5/6 Degree Apprenticeship in Chartered Managers
  • Level 6 – Leadership & Organisational Change Management, Authentic Leadership
  • Level 7 Degree Apprenticeship - Senior Leaders
  • Level 7 MBA – Change Leadership
  • Corporate leadership and innovation courses.
in the UK for Quality Education

Sustainable Development Goal 4, Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2023

for Career Prospects

Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2023

for Facilities

Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2023

for Social Inclusion

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023

of Research Impact is ‘Outstanding’ or ‘Very Considerable’

Research Excellence Framework 2021

of Research is “Internationally Excellent” or “World Leading”

Research Excellence Framework 2021

Four Star Rating

QS Star Ratings 2021