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Dr Jane Neal-Smith
Associate Dean Post Experience Education & Accreditation



Jane holds a PhD in Industrial Psychology from the University of Bradford, where her thesis examined the working lives of British women airline pilots. She is joint editor of ‘Absent Aviators’ published by Ashgate.

Jane has worked in the field of management education for over 22 years in a variety of roles, she is a Senior Fellow of the HEA and a Certified Management and Business Educator.


Areas of expertise 

Creative pedagogy, Aviation history and the gendering of occupations, Human factors, OB, General Management


Selected Publications 

Neal-Smith, J and Page, N., (2022), From Small Acorns: Using a creative metaphor in Post Graduate course design. Advances in Online Education: A Peer- Reviewed Journal. Volume 1, Issue 1

Neal-Smith, J. and Page, N., (2022), From small acorns grow mighty oak trees: the use of a tree metaphor to stimulate creative course design, Forum Magazine, Spring 2022, issue 49

Bridges, Donna, Neal-Smith, Jane, Mills, Albert J. (2014) Absent Aviators: Gender Issues in Aviation. London: Ashga

Departmental roles

Director of Academic Operations

Chair of the Board of Examiners


School for Business and Society
University of York
Church Lane Building
York Science Park
York YO10 5ZF

T: +44 (0) 1904 325039
Room: CL/A/122C

Subject Group

Work Management and Organisation

Feedback & Support hours

Friday 11am-1pm, or email for alternative appointment