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Prof Deba Bardhan Correia


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Professor Deba Bardhan CorreiaBSc in Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics (First)
MSc (Service Management), Distinction
PhD (Cranfield)

Deba is currently Dean of the Faculty of Business, Humanities & Social sciences.  In her current role, Deba oversees academic standards across a provision for a diverse faculty, spread across London and Buckingham. Prior to becoming Dean of the Faculty, Deba was Dean of the School of Business overseeing all the academic provision and student experience in the school. Deba’s keen interest lies in enhancing the teaching and learning experience for students at all levels.

Deba completed her undergraduate degree in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics in Bangalore, India. Following her degree, Deba worked for The Oberoi Group, an international luxury hotel chain before embarking on her Master’s study in the United Kingdom after being awarded the Commonwealth scholarship.

She went on to complete her Master’s degree in Service Management with distinction at The University of Buckingham in 2000, following which undertook research around the topic of student experience in an HE setting as a Research associate until 2002. Deba joined the School of Business as a full-time lecturer in October 2002 and has since then lectured on several business-related modules at both Undergraduate and Postgraduate level in the Business School. Deba’s areas of expertise are Service Management and Cross-cultural Management and she regularly supervises Master’s and PhD dissertations. During her time in Buckingham, Deba has held significant roles in programme and curriculum management at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

Deba’s research interests lie in the area of people and performance in a service setting. Her doctoral research titled, “An examination of the relationship between frontline employees’ perceptions of people management practices and their prosocial service behaviours” explored how management practices influenced frontline employees’ in going the extra mile in an ownership context.


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