Course Leader

My name is Dr Flor Silvestre Gerardou. I am the course leader for MSc Sustainable Business. My background is accounting and I have extensive experience teaching business-related subjects, especially ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility. I am also an online module developer and I focus on developmental structure, relevance and online tools to make the online environment an enjoyable place for learning. I am highly keen on dynamic teaching, and my teaching approach is based on best practices by Education research institutions in face-to-face and online instruction. I am a fellow in Higher Education Academy and hold two teaching qualifications (PCHE and GCAP). I have good experience helping students transition from secondary to higher education and from the workplace to academic programs. I aim to develop the essential skill set in my students to facilitate motivated learning. I understand the challenges in global classrooms from both students and lecturers’ perspectives. I was an international student myself and I have extensive experience teaching international students.

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Year Qualification Awarding body
2018 Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education Leeds Trinity University
2016 PhD in Management King's College London
2013 Graduate Certificate in Academic Practice King's College London
2008 Msc in Public Policy and Management King's College London
2006 Bachelor in Accounting Universidad Autonoma de Tamaulipas, Mexico

Research Interests

Research interests and expertise

My research interests include entrepreneurial drivers in relation to human, social and political capital and how this impact enterprise performance; changes in CSR reporting after COVID-19 and the use of Challenge-Based Learning in Higher Education. I have also collaborated in areas of business ethics and fiscal decentralisation arrangement.

Research Topics

  • Fiscal decentralisation arrangements
  • Entrepreneurial drivers
  • Human, social and political capitals
  • Business ethics
  • Challenge-Based Learning
  • Knowledge sharing


Areas of teaching

  • Sustainable Practices
  • Sustainability reporting and Business ethics
  • Financial Analysis, Appraisal and Decision Making
  • Strategy making
  • Integrating Leadership and Management
  • Financial Accounting
  • Management Accounting
  • Business Research methods
  • Dissertations/ Work-based projects supervision

Professional Engagement

Independent professional practice

  • External examiner at University of Teesside for undergraduate and post-graduate modules (UK and Partnerships)
  • External examiner at University of Salford for International Year One

Engagement with professional associations and societies

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA)
  • Member of the International Public Policy Association