Rita Walsh

Senior lecturer in Agricultural and Equine Business Management
Rita Walsh

Position

Senior lecturer in Agricultural and Equine Business Management

Qualifications

BSc (London), MEd, FHEA

Contact details

rita.walsh@rau.ac.uk

Tel: 01285 652531

Biography

University Responsibilities

  • Head of Centre
  • Masters programme co-ordinator
  • Postgraduate dissertation manager
  • Chair of the Validation and Review Board
  • Academic lead for the Centre for Leadership
  • Deputy director of the Worshipful Company of Farmers’ Advanced Agricultural Business Management course

Additional Information

  • Annual review of the profitability of dairy farming in Guernsey, commissioned by the Commerce and Employment Board of the States of Guernsey
  • Designing and delivering bespoke training courses for external clients

Research

Research interests

  • Leadership in the agri-business sector
  • Educational leadership
  • Farm business management
  • Equine business

Teaching

Teaching Responsibilities

  • Farm business management  teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level
  • Equine business management  teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level
  • Teaching research methodology to postgraduate students 
  • Supervision of undergraduate and postgraduate dissertations

Programme Manager

Publications

Publications

  • Bowden, L. and Walsh, R. (2004). The Challenge of attracting and retaining sponsorship in eventing. In: Alliston, J., Chadd, S., Ede, A., Hemmings, A., Hyslop, J., Longland, A., Moreton, H. and Moore-Colyer, M. (eds). Emerging Equine Science. Nottingham: Nottingham University Press.
  • Crossman, G.K. and Walsh, R.E.(2006). Buying and Selling the Sport Horse. In: Hemmings, A., Harris,P., Moore-Colyer,M., Tracey,S., Howells,K. and Nothrop,A. (eds) Applying Equine Science: research into business. Nottingham: Nottingham University Press.
  • Crossman, G.K. and Walsh, R.E. (2011). The Changing Role of the Horse: From Beast of Burden to Partner in Sport and Recreation. The International Journal of Sport and Society, Volume 2, Issue2.
  • Conference Papers and Posters
  • Lampard. E. and Walsh R.E. (2003). The Effect of Foot and Mouth on Racehorse Trainers in the UK. BSAS Emerging Equine Science Conference.
  • Livingstone,S. and Walsh, R.E. (2003). Assessment of the Market for Corporate Hospitality Polo. BSAS Emerging Equine Science Conference.
  • Crossman, G.K. and Walsh R.E. (2005). Buying and Selling the Sport Horse. BSAS Applying Equine Science: Research into Business Conference.
  • Crossman, G.K. and Walsh, R.E. (2008). The Role Of the Horse Industry in Farm Diversification. Roots Conference.
  • Crossman, G.K. and Walsh, R.E. (2011). The relationship between the government and the horse industry: a comparison of England, Sweden and the Netherlands. European Association for Animal Production, Stravanger, Norway.