I am Professor of Management Development and Associate Pro-Vice-Chancellor in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. I am a Trustee and Council Member of the Academy of Social Sciences and a former Vice Chair of the British Academy of Management.
I have worked at Liverpool since 2005 and have held a number of roles in that time including Associate Dean Postgraduate in the Management School and Director of Online Programmes in ULMS. I gained my PhD from Leeds University in 2008 and I also hold CIPD professional qualifications. I have a wide range of teaching experience covering all levels and modes and have designed and launched a number of new on-campus and online programmes.
My research, teaching, engagement with practice and leadership within and outside the university are all focused on the the aim of improving management practice and developing the management profession. My research focuses on how managers learn in a range of contexts, from on-campus and online management classrooms through to formal and informal learning in the workplace. I have a particular interest in action learning and I have written about it in the context of the experiences of owner-managers in SMEs and senior managers studying for a professional doctorate. I still regularly work with small businesses on leadership development projects. My most recent research examines the impact of management education on the practice of senior managers after completing a DBA.
I am keen to advance the standing and development of Teaching and Scholarship academics in Business and Management schools and across institutions and co-wrote a BAM white paper assessing the state of play and the routes to promotion for T&S staff. I am regularly asked to speak about these issues.
My work has been published in journals including Academy of Management Learning and Education, British Journal of Management, Management Learning and Human Resource Development International.