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Mrs Ellen Spender

Senior Lecturer, Accounting and Finance

Telephone number

+44 (0) 1792 604223

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Welsh language proficiency

Basic Welsh Speaker
Office 231 - 231
Second Floor
School of Management
Bay Campus

About

At Swansea University Ellen is a senior lecturer in accounting and module co-ordinator for a number of undergraduate and postgraduate modules and MSc Focus Group Lead. Ellen completed her Post Graduate Certificate of Education in 1999 and is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Ellen is also the Academic Student Engagement Lead for the School of Management.

During her time at Swansea Ellen has been honoured to receive several commendations by students for the quality of her teaching. Indeed, her career as a professional lecturer has been markedly learner-centric, and her constructivist approach to teaching is an extension of her personal-professional interest in and passion for student engagement. Student feedback at Swansea University has been both encouraging and positive, thereby affirming her teaching methodologies.

Student engagement is Ellen’s main research focusing on enhancing student experience by delivering quality teaching and engaging successfully with students to motivate them to fulfil their individual educational potential. In 2021, Ellen was honoured with the Teacher of the Year Award in the School of Management.  

During Ellen’s 22 years as a qualified lecturer she has delivered a variety of subjects in a number of educational institutions.

Areas Of Expertise

  • Financial Accounting
  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • Forensic Accounting

Career Highlights

Teaching Interests

Ellen teaches forensic accounting providing an overview of the role of the forensic accountant to final year undergraduates. 

She delivers financial accounting to both MSc Accounting and Finance students and also to MSc Engineering Leadership and Management students.

Award Highlights Collaborations