Lisa Henderson


Following a successful career in the fashion industry, working globally in senior Retail Operations roles, I moved into academia in 2015 with a lecturer role at University of the Arts London - London College of Fashion. In 2018, I joined Kingston Business School as a lecturer and then in 2020 became a senior lecturer and course director. I have an extensive range of industry experiences in leading, managing and developing people in a variety of different organisations and cultures along with having developed my own academic knowledge in HRM.

I am passionate about bringing together theoretical learning and the realities of HR in organisations to maximise the student knowledge and experiences. I do this through blending a practitioner and academic perspective in my teaching often drawing on my own experiences and insights from my broad professional network.

I am the Course Director for the MSc Global HRM and teach across a variety of HR and business modules. My teaching specialisms are in Talent Acquisition and Development and HR technologies. I support and develop sessions in Professional Development across PG courses. I also lead the Business of Art module, which is part of a collaboration with Kingston School of Art on its MA Art Business course.

My current subject interests include the use of technology in HR and the professional skills and development of graduates.

Academic responsibilities

Senior Lecturer


  • MRes Master of Research
  • MSc International HRM
  • PGCert Academic Practice in Arts, Design & Communication
  • BA (Hons) Fashion Management
  • CIPD - Associate Member
  • CMI - Chartered Manager
  • FHEA - Fellow of Higher Education Academy
  • CMBE - Certified Management & Business Educator