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Ms Frances Wright

Job: Senior Lecturer

Faculty: Business and Law

School/department: Leicester Castle Business School

Address: The Gateway, De Montfort University, Leicester, UK, LE1 9BH

T: +44 (0)116 257 7810




Personal profile

Frances Wright is a part time lecturer in the Department of Politics and Public Policy where she is responsible for a first year undergraduate module which provides students with an introduction to the study of Globalisation.  She is a De Montfort Teacher Fellow has worked on the student’s experience of transition and adaptation to studying at university.  Her first year teaching is informed by the research she has conducted over many years.

She also plays a small role in the De Montfort University Library team which provides maths student support for students across the university.  She was the manager of this team until 2010.  Her main research area here is maths phobia.

Currently her main academic interest is in the relationship between Globalisation, the politics of food and the current economic crisis.

Areas of teaching


International Development studies

Academic skills including numeracy


Trent Polytechnic, Nottingham

Certificate in Education (University of Nottingham)

Contemporary and Environmental Studies  1972-1975

Polytechnic of North London

Bachelor of Education (CNAA)

Upper Second Class Honors, Mathematical Education    1977-1981

GCE A Level Spanish    1984

University of London, Institute of Latin American Studies

MA Area Studies (Latin America)  1993-1995

De Montfort University, MA Learning and Teaching  1997-2000    

Courses taught

Introduction to the study of Globalisation from the perspective of International Political Economy

Honours and awards

2005/6  Distinguished Teachers award

2006/7  Awarded a Teacher Fellowship


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