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Dr Miriam Firth is a Senior Lecturer in Education Management and Leadership, in the Institute of Education, within the University of Manchester, UK. Her research focuses on Vocational Education, particularly Leisure, Hospitality, Events and Tourism Education. She chairs the AGCAS Creative Industries task group, and leads in Assessment for the Flexible Learning Project across the University of Manchester. With 15 years UK Higher Education lecturing experience Miriam has taught and supervised students on all programme levels. She has worked with the Higher Education Statistics Agency to support development of new national Employability metrics and published textbooks on Employability to support vocational students.


Teaching qualifications

I have a Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice (awarded in 2010) and I am a Principal Fellow of Advance HE (awarded in 2023). 

Academic qualifications

I have a Doctorate in Education (PhD), a Master of Arts (MA) and a Bachelor of Arts (BA).


Dr Firth teaches at Undergraduate and Postgraduate levels on programmes within the Manchester Institute of Education. She also completes career professional development teaching on Employability in Education, Scholarship in Higher Education, and the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 4 - Quality Education

External positions

External Examiner, Leeds Beckett University

1 Sept 20191 Sept 2023

External Examiner, University of Sussex

1 Dec 20181 Dec 2022

External Examiner, University of Bolton

1 Sept 20161 Aug 2019

External Examiner, Liverpool John Moores University

1 Aug 20131 Sept 2016

External Examiner, University of Greenwich

1 Aug 20131 Sept 2016

Areas of expertise

  • LB2300 Higher Education
  • GV Recreation Leisure
  • Hospitality
  • Tourism
  • Events
  • HD28 Management. Industrial Management
  • Leisure

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Policy@Manchester
  • Digital Futures


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