Fran is Lecturer in Marketing and Public Relations as well as leader for the BA(Hons) in Marketing and the BA(Hons) in Marketing/Public Relations degree programmes.
Working in Higher Education in London and Essex for the past 18 years, Fran believes in bringing both marketing theory and practice into her lectures and seminars. Beginning her working life in fashion retail in London before moving into the world of fashion magazines, Fran worked on international publications such as Marie Claire, Elle and The Face. Alongside working fulltime in marketing, Fran has always embraced the idea of lifelong learning acquiring several professional qualifications including the Chartered Institute of Marketing Diploma as well as an MA in Marketing from Kingston University.
Changing career to become a Lecturer in 2000, Fran gained a PGCE in Post Compulsory Education from the Institute of Education in London then in 2018 completed her PhD in Management Studies at the University of Essex.
Fran is an active member of the Academy of Marketing, contributing to special interest groups in not-for-profit marketing practice and marketing education. In addition to her academic commitments, Fran remains actively involved with the marketing teams of several not-for-profit organisations in East Anglia.