Dr Adrian Monaghan

Salford Business School

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Current positions

Senior Lecturer


Adrian Monaghan joined Salford Business School in 2010 and is a Senior Lecturer and the Programme Leader for MSc International Business. He was awarded a BA Honours in French, followed by an MSc in Business Studies. He combined the knowledge and skills he developed from these qualifications to work as a strategic buyer for a French multinational firm. He then returned to university to do a PhD in socio-technical transitions for sustainability, during which he also enjoyed translating French academic works for publication in English. While completing his PhD Adrian worked as a Research Fellow at the University of Manchester and subsequently became a lecturer at Brunel University where he was also Manager of the Economic and Social Research Council’s Sustainable Technologies Programme.

Adrian has substantial experience in designing and leading postgraduate programmes and his teaching interests cut across international business, strategy and the creation of value for business, society and the natural environment. His industry and global interests are equally diverse, ranging from the British funeral sector to the sustainable development of the urban and rural economies of Thailand.


International business, strategy

Qualifications and Recognitions

  • Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education Practice and Research

    2010 - 2011
  • Management Studies

    2002 - 2007
  • Business Studies

    1998 - 1999
  • French

    1993 - 1997