Dr Peter Samuels
Senior Lecturer in Research Practice
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Peter obtained a BA in Mathematics from Cambridge University in 1987 (converted to an MA in 1991). In the first 10 years of his career, he worked as a researcher, lecturer and educational developer in mathematics and mathematics education for the University of Reading, the Numerical Algorithms Group Ltd., Reading College, Brunel University and the University of Newcastle.
In 2000, Peter obtained a PhD in Mathematics from the University of Reading on “An account of research into an area of analytical fluid mechanics”. He then had a career break for about five years before becoming an IT lecturer and branch manager of a private FE college in Birmingham.
In 2006, Peter was appointed Senior Research Fellow for the sigma Centre for Excellence in Mathematics Support at Coventry University. In 2007, he also became leader of their Serious Games and Virtual Worlds Applied Research Group at the University.
In 2010, Peter was appointed an Academic Skills tutor at Birmingham City University. In 2011, he obtained a Postgraduate Certificate in Mathematics Support and Dyslexia/Dyscalculia in Further and Higher Education from Loughborough University. In 2017 he was promoted to the role of Senior Lecturer. In 2018, he was transferred to the Business School where he works as a Senior Lecturer in Research Practice. He has been teaching dissertation writing and research methods for over 12 years. He is responsible for teaching and coordinating over 1,000 masters project students every year.
He has been leading the Postgraduate Certificate in Research Practice for Doctor of Business Administration students for over 5 years and was recently appointed Programme Director of the Doctor of Business Administration.
Peter currently supervises three doctoral students. He also trains doctoral students and staff in research software and facilitates writing retreats. He recently had a book published on proposal writing for business research projects.
Peter has been undertaking voluntary teaching in East Africa since 2016. Between 2017 and 2019 he led an Erasmus+ project working with the University of Rwanda. From 2020 to 2023 he led an Erasmus+ project with the Technical University of Kenya.