• United Kingdom

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    Contact Details

    Telephone: 0121 204 4902

    Email: danielk1@aston.ac.uk


    I first joined Aston Business School in September 1999, as a Sessional Lecturer. I continued in this role until September 2012 when I was appointed as a Teaching Fellow, working on a part-time basis. I became Associate Dean: Learning and Teaching in March 2018, then Associate Pro-Vice Chancellor (International) in November 2019. I was promoted to my current role of Associate Pro-Vice Chancellor (Engagement) in March 2021. I was appointed as the University's first Professor of Practice in July 2021.

    Prior to joining Aston I worked as Head of HR in a large manufacturing organisation. I then left to set up my own consultancy business.
    I am a Lay Member of the Employment Tribunals, sitting in Birmingham.

    Research Interests

    Employment Law

    Employee Relations

    Teaching Activity


    BHM350, Employment Law


    • BSc (Hons) Psychology, University of Birmingham 1987
    • Fellow, Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development 2004
    • Principal Fellow, Higher Education Academy 2017
    • Fellow, Chartered Management Institute 2018



    • 2021 - present   Professor of Practice
    • 2021 - present   Associate Pro-Vice Chancellor (Engagement)
    • 2018-2021 Associate Professorial Teaching Fellow, Aston University
    • 2019-2021 Associate Pro-Vice Chancellor (International)
    • 2018-2019 Associate Dean: Learning and Teaching
    • 2015-2018 Senior Teaching Fellow, Aston University


    • 2012 2014: Teaching Fellow, Aston University

    • 1999 – 2012: Sessional Lecturer, Aston Business School, Aston University.

    • 1997- present: Kathy Daniels Consulting Ltd

    • 1988-1997: Various HR roles, ending as Head of HR, GEC Avery Ltd

    • 1987-1988: HR Graduate Trainee, Land Rover Ltd

    Membership of Professional Bodies

    • Fellow of Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development
    • Principal Fellow of Higher Education Academy
    • Fellow of Chartered Management Institute

    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 3 - Good Health and Well-being
    • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

    Education/Academic qualification

    BSc, Psychology, University of Birmingham

    Award Date: 30 Jun 1987

    External positions

    Lay Member

    1 Sept 2000 → …


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