Nigel Brown


Nigel Brown

Nigel is a senior lecturer in Glamorgan Business School at the University of Glamorgan. Having trained as a Chartered Accountant, Nigel gained extensive experience in teaching a wide range of accounting-related subjects to post-graduate level in the public and private sector. He subsequently trained in Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), as a Master Practitioner and Certified Trainer.

Stimulated by his practical NLP training and building on his extensive experience in higher education, Nigel started what has developed into a major area of research in 2000. The research has resulted in a wide range of publications in internationally recognised peer-reviewed journals.

The quality of Nigel’s work has been recognised by the research community: he was winner of the 2001 British Accounting Association’s Special Interest Group On Accounting Education annual conference prize for the best emerging paper. In 2003 he was awarded the British Accounting Association’s Special Interest Group On Accounting Education Annual Prize for the best journal paper published in volume 12 of Accounting Education: An International Journal.

Between 2003 and 2006, Nigel directed a major research project to develop a new questionnaire: the Metacognitive Pattern Indicator (MPI). This project was funded by Glamorgan Business School and supported by the University of Glamorgan’s Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching. The questionnaire was pilot-instrumented on 862 students in 2004/2005 and a refined version tested on over 3,000 students since 2006. In 2007, Nigel completed his PhD based around development and testing of the MPI.