Business, Law and Professional

Meet the team

A warm welcome from the Business, Law and Professional Higher Education team at University Centre South Devon.

Nicola Dommett

Main areas of teaching

  • Business Finance and Economics
  • Operations and Logistics Management
  • International Trade and Finance

Bio

I started my professional life working in pension fund investment management and then moved into export sales financing and marketing. I always knew my heart was in education and I have enjoyed a highly rewarding career teaching across a wide range of levels and business related topics, including business finance and economics and operations and logistics management.

Andrew Faulkner MA, PGCE, BA(Hons), SFHEA, Assoc. CIPD

Main areas of teaching

  • Leadership and Management
  • Human Resources
  • Employment Relations
  • Business and Corporate Strategy

Bio

With over 20 years’ experience in the retail sector, working with many national retailers such as Safeway Stores Plc, BP, Tesco Stores Plc, EE and latterly General Motors UK, I returned to education later in life and am an alumni of UCSD and the University of Plymouth, having studied a BA (Hons) in Business. After completing my PGCE, and completing a MA (Hons) in Human Resource Management, I led on the development of the BA (Hons) in Leadership & Management and Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship. With experience of teaching business from levels 2 to 6, I am now Programme Coordinator for Higher Education in the Business and Professional section. In this role I have also been fortunate to have won the University of Plymouth SSTAR award for Outstanding Personal Tutor, as well as South Devon College awards for ‘Inspirational Teaching, Learning and Assessment’ and the ‘Support’ award. I have also recently been awarded Senior Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy.

Warron Keates

Main areas of teaching

  • Coaching
  • Mentoring
  • IT User Skills

Bio

Training, coaching and mentoring was at the heart of an exciting 9-year career in the British Army, concluding as an Field Engineering and Communications Training Instructor. Leading onto various civilian roles including; EMEA Program Management for Location Services in Mobile Technologies, Vocational Training, Educational Charities, Coaching Company and Lead European Project Manager for STEM Mentoring, before joining South Devon College in 2012.

Research and scholarly activity

My specialist area of research and interest: Personal and Professional Development

Chantelle Mashiter, MSc, PGCE, BSc (Hons)

Main areas of teaching

  • Leadership & Management
  • Change Management
  • Innovation & Enterprise

Bio

Chantelle is the Head of Business, Law & Professional section at South Devon College and as such oversees a diverse range of qualifications within Further Education, Higher Education, Apprenticeships, and other Professional training. Chantelle is an alumni of both the University of Exeter and the University of Plymouth. Qualifications gained include an MSc in Tourism and Hospitality Management and a Post Graduate Certificate in Education, Chantelle is also a qualified assessor and verifier. Chantelle has been involved in the education sector for over 15 years, during this time she has lectured and assessed on various programmes and has been greatly involved in curriculum development. Other roles held whilst working in education have seen her working within Professional Services departments, particularly within Sales, Marketing and Customer Services. Prior to working within education Chantelle’s background was within Tourism and Hospitality Management and she worked within a variety of organisations within this sector, located both regionally and nationally.

Karolina Nowakowska

Main areas of teaching

  • Marketing
  • Leadership and Management

Bio

Karolina worked across multiple companies for over 15 years in a wide range of roles covering Marketing, Sales and Project Management within EU markets. Karolina retrained as a teacher in 2009, successfully becoming a business lecturer, at South Devon College. With over 10 years in education, Karolina has been teaching post 16 sector, professional and university level courses. She has a strong interest in marketing and their application in a real live business context. She is actively supporting local businesses providing business coaching, and mentoring services. She is specialising in market strategic planning, management and research projects, business administration, and promotion, event management and customer service.

Research and scholarly activity

Business Mentor, Language Interpreter and Translator.

Anne Palmer BA (Hons)

Main areas of teaching

  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Change Management

Bio

I began my career at the world headquarters of Nestlé in Vevey, Switzerland, where I worked in the International Sales division collaborating with Nestlé’s subsidiaries worldwide. On my return to the UK, I held positions in local government and in international sales in the electronics manufacturing industry. I have worked in the voluntary sector as treasurer of a local charity. My experience, in both public and private sector organisations, has enabled me to teach across a range of FE and HE provision, from Entry Level 3 to Degree level. As well as my teaching role, I am Programme Coordinator for Business and Law for FE provision at South Devon College and, in this role, have recently been working with the Department for Education to develop the new T Level Transition programme in Business and Administration. My main areas of academic interest are organisational behaviour and change management. I have been honoured to be nominated by students for awards in the categories of Learning Support of the Year and Lecturer of the Year.