Erica Cargill
First Name: Erica
Surname: Cargill
Position: Academic Strategic Lead – Department of Management
Telephone: +44 (0)1224 263846

Duties and Responsibilities

Erica Cargill is Academic Strategic Lead for the Department of Management at Aberdeen Business School. The Department is responsible for the delivery of a suite of five undergraduate courses, two post graduate courses and our two flagship MBA courses. We are also developing a new Graduate Level Apprenticeship offer for commencement in September 2018. Our suite of courses run in full time, part-time, blended and distance learning delivery modes.

Erica’s main teaching and research interests are in the areas of Learning and Development, especially Work-Based and Work-Related education together with early career professional development.

Academic Background

Erica has an LLB (Hons) from Aberdeen University and an MSc HRM (with distinction) from Aberdeen Business School. She is currently working on a DBA thesis (2013-2018) which considers the impact of e-portfolio assessment on work-based learners. 

Research Interests

Erica is currently working on a DBA Thesis (2013-2018) which considers the impact of e-portfolio assessment on work related learners. She is also developing research avenues in personal reflection, the use of metaphors in education and early career non-technical skills development.


2011 - Maximising the Impact of Skills in the Oil and Gas Industry – Knowledge Transfer Project. Funding received from Scottish Funding Council.

2010 - $25,000 project funded by IAEER: Searching for Good Practice in the Development and Assessment of Non-Technical Skills.

2009 - Accountancy Graduates; a Global Study. £6000 project funded by Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland: Development of Relevant Non-Technical Skills in ICAS Trainees.

Professional Memberships

Erica has been a Chartered member of the CIPD since 2000 and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.


Fulford, H and Cargill, E. 2016 Five go on a Country House Adventure. Conference Paper 6th Annual Learning, Teaching and Student Experience Conference, Chartered Association of Business Schools, Bristol.

Fulford H and Cargill, E 2016 The Direction of Reflection. Conference Presentation. ASET Annual Conference; University of York.

Cargill, E., Gammie, R. 2015. Connect to Business; a new filling in the sandwich? Conference Paper 5th Annual Learning, Teaching and Student Experience Conference, Aston University, Birmingham

Cargill, E. 2014 Management Programme Journey. Conference Presentation 4th Annual Learning, Teaching and Student Experience Conference, York

McWhirr, S.M., Fulford, H., Bailey, M. and Cargill, E. 2014. Metaphorically speaking: The doctoral experience. Poster presentation, 9th European Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship, University of Ulster Business School and School of Social Enterprises Ireland, Belfast. (Awarded prize for best conference poster)

Gammie, E., Hamilton, S. and Cargill, E., (2010), Searching for good practice in the development and assessment of non-technical skills in accounting trainees – a global study, IAAER.

Gammie, E., Hamilton, S. and Cargill, E., (2008), Development of relevant non-technical skills in ICAS trainees, ICAS, Edinburgh.

Elizabeth Gammie, Erica Cargill, Bob Gammie, (2004) Selection techniques within the accountancy profession in Scotland, Journal of Applied Accounting Research, Vol. 7 Iss: 2, pp.1 - 51

Gammie, E, Gammie, R and Cargill, E. (2002) Personal Skills Development in the Accounting Curriculum, Accounting Education Vol 11, No 1 pp 63-78