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Jill is now Emeritus Professor, having been Professor of Production Economics at the University of Huddersfield from January 2015 to January 2024. She was also Dean of Huddersfield Business School from October 2016 until January 2023

Jill started her career at British Aerospace, Warton Division as a Senior Commercial Apprentice, before moving to academia in 1988 becoming a Lecturer, Senior Lecturer and finally Reader in Production Economics at Lancaster University. She has therefore been involved in teaching, research and leadership roles in higher education for more than 30 years.

Jill has an established and excellent record in teaching, and this is recognised in the award of a Pilkington Teaching Award from Lancaster University in 1991, a National Teaching Fellowship (NTFS) in 2011, and Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy. She was recently invited to speak on  ‘Innovation & evolution: delivering education in the new normal’ at the Annual Conference on Learning, Teaching, and  Student Experience, Chartered Association of Business Schools, Belfast (2022).

Jill’s core research examines organisational efficiency using frontier estimation techniques particularly in the context of education, Higher education and, most recently, the banking sector.

From a combination of widely-cited journal publications and three influential books, Jill has gained a particularly prominent national and international research reputation in education economics. Her early work, including the book Performance Indicators in Higher Education (1990), influenced the manner in which league tables are constructed, from an output approach to the now standard value-added approach.

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Production economics (measuring efficiency)

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
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


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