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Gillian was born and grew up in Kent, in the south of England. After college she worked for an international retailing company on-board cruise ships, and in the Miami and London offices, working on staff training programmes, management coaching and negotiations with international suppliers world-wide. Gillian moved from a business teaching environmnet to an academic environmnet in 1993, lecturing in business studies programmes for mid-kent college.
In 1995 Gillian moved to Oslo with her husband and family and started teaching English and cross cultural communicatons for the Norwegian School of Trade and Retail management, the Norwegian Houses of Parliament, the Insurance Academy, the Central Bank of Norway and the Norwegian Armed Forces. Much of her time has been spent combining executive language training programmes for the private and public sector with part time lecturing for the Norwegian School of Management BI. Gillian feels that this has been the secret to her success at BI - combining real life international work and experience with academic teaching. ( Gillian has won 4 'Lecturer of the Year Awards' ).
Gillian still maintains links with international companies and the Norwegian Houses of Parliament and works as a guest lecture in the public and private sector for some hours every month. In addition she has lectured at Hønefoss University College in American and English literature and Intercultural Communications since 2003. Gillian claims that the secret to her loving life and loving her work is the support and enthusiasm she gets from her fantastic husband Trond and also from their two daughters Annika and Emily.
She was awarded a 'top ten place in the ' European doctorate paper competition' by EDAMBA and was also nominated in 2012 for a place on the leadership foundation's top international leaders in Norway competition.
Cross cultural management, International Business, Intercultural Communication in English, Presentations and negotiations, Business English, English and American Literature, study strategies.
|2010||Henley Management College||D.B.A.|
|2005||University of Oslo||M.A.|
|2002||Almeda College and University||B.A.|
|2012 - Present||BI Norwegian Business School||Associate professor|
|2012 - Present||BI Norwegian Business School||Head of Department|
|1995 - Present||Norwegian Language Institute||Language teacher|
|2011 - 2012||BI Norwegian Business School||Senior lecturer|
|2002 - 2012||Hønefoss University College||Lecturer|
|1999 - 2011||BI Norwegian Business School||Lecturer|
|1996 - 2006||Norwegian Stortinget||Language coach|
|1993 - 1995||Mid Kent College||Lecturer - Business Studies|