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Dr Joanne Murphy is a Reader in Leadership and Organisational Change and the Co-Director of the centre for Leadership, Ethics and Organisation, Queen’s Management School. She is also a Fellow of the Senator George J. Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice and a Senior Fellow of Northern Ireland's policy Think Tank - Pivotal. Her research explores leadership, change and organisational development in political volatility, including environments affected by ethno-political conflict. She has worked extensively with business, government, not for profits and police and security organisations to build leadership capacity, management change and achieve resilience. Her new book - Management and War: How Organisations Navigate Conflict and Build Peace, was published in August 2020. Joanne’s full profile can be accessed here.
Dr Shirley-Ann Hazlett in a Senior Lecturer and Subject Leader in the Management Group. Her research and teaching interests are reflected in the broad areas of ethics, sustainability and their intersection with leadership and stakeholder management. She has presented and published in these areas and wider change topics. She has recently secured 3 KTP projects, all of which focus on various aspects relating to ethics, governance and sustainability and which also allow the Associate to develop their leadership potential. Over the last 4 years, she has successfully delivered half or full day workshops in Business Ethics and CSR as part of the ESRC Festival of Social Sciences.
Michael is a business historian with an interest in the ownership and organisation of firms. Recently, he investigated the historical evolution of firms involved in international trade and business in the 19th century. His research focused on how choice of organizational form effects firm performance, and implications for understanding globalization. Currently he is working on a Leverhulme Trust grant investigating British CEOs in the 20th century, examining factors such as personality traits, career progression, and networks, on firm performance. He holds a BA in History and American Studies from the University of Nottingham, an MBA from IE Business School, Madrid, and an MSc and PhD in Economic History from the London School of Economics and Political Science.
Bernadette is a lecturer in Queen’s Management School and holds a PhD, an MSc in Executive Leadership, a MSc in Organisational Planning and Manpower Studies and a BA Hons Degree. She has over 22 years of Senior Management experience in Third Sector Organisations where she has assumed responsibility for large scale procurement exercises, quality management, operational and strategic management, and business development. Bernadette also has expertise in securing funds for research and supervising post graduate research students.
Dr Ulf Bosch is a Professor of Practice with Queen’s Management School. He teaches courses on Global Leadership and Management as well as Managerial Behaviour. His research focusses on the problem of managing organisations in the face of environmental discontinuities from a strategy and organisational transformation perspective. Ulf Bosch is a co-author of DIGITAL OFFROAD, a top-ranked book on transformation strategies, written in collaboration with Goggle & Co. He is also an active member of the Strategic Management Society (SMS) and has been an invited presenter at the 2016 SMS Special Conference in Hong Kong. He has 20 years of experience in top management consulting serving in senior roles in Germany and China including as Head of Organisational Change with PwC and Head of Talent Management with Towers Watson. He holds a PhD in Strategy from King’s College London, a MBA from China Europe International Business School and a BA (First-class Hons) from ESB Business School in Reutlingen/London.
Lisa is a Senior Lecturer in Finance at Queen’s University Belfast, and Senior Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy. As the former Head of the Department of International Business during her time at Ulster University, Lisa presented at the Irish Times Innovation Cities Roadshow, Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce Business Breakfast, Women in Business Masterclass and Podiem Raise your Game Conferences. Lisa champions the discipline of Finance. Her research focuses on International Finance, Islamic finance, Regional Economic Growth, and SME leadership and development and the role and impact of ethics in these areas.
Professor Christine Brown Wilson is a Registered Nurse with an international research profile in Ageing and Dementia focusing on practice development in residential, community and acute contexts. Christine's methodological expertise lies in qualitative methodologies including working collaboratively with older people, including people with dementia, their families and staff to improve practice. She has established links with industry and service user organisations in the UK enabling older people, family caregivers and staff to be active participants in the research process. Christine has supported organisations and teams in changing practice through quality improvement workshops and developing relationship centred services in dementia care both in the UK, Australia and Singapore. Through this process, Christine has developed relationship based strategies that can be embedded at all levels of an organisation including a facilitated model of practice development that supports staff in identifying practical strategies to implement person centred care. This work has led to invited presentations and workshops in the UK, North America, Asia and Australia.
Kieran’s research interests consider issues of strategy development in multinationals, particularly the evolution of corporate strategies and strategic leadership. Central themes focus on headquarters-subsidiary relationships, global mobility flows and human capital development. More recently, his research explores how individuals in strategic positions collect and transit globally dispersed knowledge by engaging in flexible and global remote working. Kieran has held visiting positions at Harvard Business School and La Rochelle Business School. Kieran’s research is published in leading international peer reviewed journals such as Journal of World Business and Global Strategy Journal, and is funded by the British Academy and the British Academy of Management. Kieran also serves on the Editorial Boards of Journal of World Business and European Journal of International Management.
Niall Cullinane is a Senior Lecturer in Queen’s Management School. His research interests lie in the area of employment relations and trade unionism. He is the author of A Very Short, Fairly Interesting and Reasonably Cheap Book about Employment Relations(2017, Sage).
Gavin is a lecturer at the School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work, Queen’s University Belfast. He is the Programme Director of the MSc Educational Leadership pathway and a member of the Centre for Shared Education.
Gavin’s main areas of research include: shared education and the role of education in divided societies; effective collaboration between schools; school and system improvement networks; research and lecturing on educational leadership; teacher professional development and school exclusion.
He works directly with teachers and leaders in schools in various jurisdictions including Northern Ireland, Israel, and the United States to promote collaboration and the potential of networks and is the Northern Ireland lead on a cross-jurisdictional study of school exclusion in the UK with a particular interest in understanding the perspectives of school leaders in the exclusion process.
Professor Hastings Donnan is Director of the Senator George J. Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice at Queen’s University Belfast and Professor of Social Anthropology. He is a Fellow of the British Academy, a Member of the Royal Irish Academy and Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences. He chairs the British Council's Newton Fund Programme for Social Science. Donnan’s research focuses on borders that have experienced conflict, violence and war, emphasising how contested cultural boundaries exacerbate divergent understandings and impede progress to peace-building in post-conflict settings. He has conducted field research in Pakistan and Ireland, working with perpetrators and victims of violence, as well as state and non-state actors. He has published over twenty books as (co)author or (co)editor, including Migrating Borders and Moving Times (MUP, 2017), A Companion to Border Studies (Wiley-Blackwell, 2012), The Anthropology of Ireland (Berg, 2005), Interpreting Islam (Sage 2002), Borders: Frontiers of Identity, Nation and State (Berg, 1999, 2001) and Border Identities (CUP, 1998).
Dr Liz Fawcett joined the University’s Research Impact Team in October 2016 and takes a lead on the support of impact in the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. She is a member of the University’s UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Working Group, and is playing a major role in organising an internal and external consultation exercise designed to help inform the University’s contribution towards the achievement of these goals.
Dr Fawcett carried out academic research on attitudes to transport in Northern Ireland in her previous role as a Lecturer in Media Studies at Ulster University. She has also previously carried out policy-focused consultancy projects on a range of environmental issues for a number of organisations, including the Northern Ireland Environment Agency, Friends of the Earth and Sustrans.
In a voluntary capacity, Dr Fawcett has led campaigns in Northern Ireland on issues such as sustainable transport and active travel.
Ali FitzGibbon has combined research in arts management with independent producing, programming and consultancy in the cultural sector since 2015. She has 25+ years of experience in the international arts and cultural sector and a substantial portfolio of experience working as a programmer and producer at community, national and international level in theatre, festivals, outdoor and youth arts. In addition, she regularly undertakes advisory work on strategic management and leadership in the voluntary, social enterprise and community sectors. She is on the editorial board of the Irish Journal of Arts Management and Cultural Policy and has worked in an advisory capacity for a range of local authorities and public bodies in arts and cultural planning and policy. Ali's research has been focused on the field of management and leadership in the cultural and creative industries in the UK, examining the influence of public policy and public management on cultural sector behaviour, particularly in relation to cultural labour and the role of artists.
She is currently developing three strands of research. The first is the exploration of engaged and inter/transdisciplinary research and what it means in the study of arts and creative industries management. The second is looking at connections between non-profit management research and theory and arts and creative industries management, in particular considering the ethics of the cultural and creative industries. Her final interest is a continuation of her research since 2015 on artists as stakeholders in industry and policy decision-making. This examines the role, status, value and influence of artists and artistic practice within the arts and cultural industries. Attention is directed towards diverse artists and also the implicit presence/absence of artists in public policy.
Philip Fliers is an economic historian with interests in banking, corporate finance, financial economics and corporate governance. His research mostly addresses issues in Dutch financial and business history in the twentieth century. He studies the evolution of corporate decision making using a combination of financial data and archival evidence. Additionally, his research answers contemporary questions on dividend stability, investments and capital structure adjustment.
My main research interests focus on the role of education in divided societies and the civic and democratic role of higher education.
Since the early 2000s an important focus for my work has been on the development of collaborative school networks. This work has led to the development of the Northern Ireland Model of Shared Education. From pilot programmes in 2007 where we began with twelve schools, this work has now developed to the extent that Shared Education has been adopted as a statutory duty of the Department of Education in Northern Ireland, and currently about 60% of schools there are involved in school partnerships. The model has also been adapted for use in a range of other divided societies, including Israel and parts of the Balkans, in the cities of Jerusalem and Los Angeles, and discussions are on-going in Lebanon, Cyprus and other post-conflict regions.
Over the same period I have worked with the Council of Europe and the International Consortium for Higher Education, Civic Responsibility and Democracy. This work has focused on the role of engaged universities, either as promoters of democratic culture or in their role as anchor institutions.
I have held a number of leadership roles within Queens including Head of the School of Education (2005-10), Pro Vice Chancellor (2010-15), Acting Head of the School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work (2016) and Acting Faculty Dean of Research for Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (2018-19).
Dr Stephanie Graham is a Senior Lecturer in Queen’s Management School. Her research is focused in the area of environmental operations and supply chain management. Within this, she has recently published on topics such as company engagement and response to environmental pressures from stakeholders, eco-design, the role of existing capabilities in supporting the implementation of new environmental practices, environmental logistics and the link between environmental practices and company performance. She has recently completed a project investigating the implementation of environmental practices within UK manufacturing companies and their supply chains which was funded by a British Academy Leverhulme grant.
Tom has a background in Economic Geography and combines a geographical approach to researching work, employment and political economy which contributes to debates in Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management (HRM). He is part of a wider cohort of Geographers who have traversed into Management/Business schools in recent years, contributing to exciting new developments across these disciplines. His research interests include: The political economy of labour market institutions; and Labour inspection and the enforcement of worker rights.
Joanne Hughes is Professor of Education in the School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work, and Director of the Centre for Shared Education in the School. She also holds a UNESCO Chair in education. Her main research interests are in the role of education in divided societies, and inter-group relations in conflict and post-conflict societies. In recent years she has led a number of research projects on the implementation of the shared education model in Northern Ireland, and worked with academics and educational stakeholders in regions across the world to explore the adaptability of the model. She has also advised Government Officials and Ministers nationally and internationally on the development of policies and interventions to promote good relations in schools. In 2019, her work along with that of colleagues at Queen’s, was recognised by Her Majesty the Queen in an Anniversary Prize, awarded to Queen’s University for Shared Education.
Gráinne Kelly (Ph.D.) is a Lecturer in Human Resource Management at Queen’s University Management School. She is currently working on two research projects. The first project is funded by the Centre for Health Research at the Management School (CHaRMS), and focuses on the experiences of women in the gig economy which has created new forms of employment embedded in new labour practices. The workers of the gig economy are seen as independent contractors under the law rather than employees, and the owners of gig economy platforms proffer this categorisation as a form of entrepreneurship. Her research critically examines this claim by exploring the lived experiences of women operating online businesses. The second research project focuses on the experiences of students repatriating from an international work placement. She is a former Government of Ireland Scholar, awarded the Government of Ireland Research Scholarship (IRCHSS) and the University of Limerick Advanced Scholarship to conduct her PhD studies. She has presented her research at numerous academic and professional conferences and she has published articles in such journals as Human Resource Management Journal, International Journal of Human Resource Management, Work, Employment and Society and Personnel Review. Gráinne is a reviewer for the International Journal of Human Resource Management, The Journal of Managerial Psychology and Personnel Review.
Dr Martin Kelly is a senior lecturer (Education) at Queen’s Management School. He has worked in various roles in academia and management development for the past twenty-five years having previously worked as a Chartered Accountant with PwC. He was awarded an MBA (distinction) from the University of Warwick and a Doctor of Philosophy from Queen’s University Belfast. Martin’s research interests include organizational ethics, accountability and sustainability reporting. He has published in a number of scholarly journals such as Critical Perspectives on Accounting and the Social Enterprise Journal.
Sinong is a Lecturer in Economics at Queen's Management School. Before joining Queen's University Belfast, he worked for University of Warwick. His research interests cover behavioural economics, economic theory and applied economics. In particular, with supports from the industry partners and policy makers, Sinong's recent research explores the moral motives in human behaviours, social choice theory and the governance of personal data. Sinong's research works have been published in leading journals such as Risk Analysis and Economic Theory.
My research engages with a variety of debates within and between political science and public sector governance. I am particularly interested in the role played by administrative systems (and the organisations within them) in translating political preferences into policy outcomes. Current research projects include: How States Retrench in Times of Crisis: This ongoing research is concerned with the implications of the 2008 economic crisis for the politics and organizational shape of the state. It links to collaborative work which emerged from the European Commission FP7 COCOPS initiative 'The financial crisis in the public sector' (Prof. Tiina Randma-Liiv, Tallinn, and Prof. Walter Kickert, Rotterdam) and the Building State Capacity Project at the Geary Institute, UCD (Prof Niamh Hardiman). As part of this work, I was awarded a Research Fellowship (2014-16) to examine the creation and reform efforts of the Irish Department (Ministry) of Public Expenditure and Reform. This was published in July 2017 as a monograph titled Public Sector Reform in Ireland: Countering Crisis (Palgrave).
And Public Accountability and Crisis: I am a Co-Investigator on the ESRC funded project ‘Apologies Abuses and Dealing with the Past’ (2016-20). This comparative project explores apologies linked to harms arising from the conflict in Ireland, institutional child abuse and the fall-out from the 2008 financial crisis. My role in this project is to lead on issues relating to organisational reputation and accountability, specifically in relation to financial institutions.
Dr Emma McKenna co-ordinates The Science Shop, a community engaged research initiative, facilitating students to work on curriculum-based research projects generated from the needs of community partners. In this role she works with a wide range of community organisations across Northern Ireland and with students and academic staff across all faculties in QUB.
She is a leading member of the Living Knowledge International Science Shop Network and acted as Deputy Co-ordinator and Policy Lead on the H2020-funded Enhancing Responsible Research and Innovation through Curricula in Higher Education (EnRRICH) project between 2015-2018. She is currently co-ordinating the Erasmus+ CIRCLET project which aims to support educators to rethink their curricula to support community engagement. She has mentored Science Shops across the world, including in Canada, India, Hungary, France and Spain. She is Associate Editor for the NCCPE’s Research For All journal. Her current main interest is redesigning and reimagining curricula to underpin student research engagement with communities.
Sara is a Lecturer in Management at Queen's Management School. Her main research interests are on healthcare management, healthcare quality management and healthcare systems. So far most of her research has focused on exploring the organizational dynamics associated with the implementation of patient safety innovations. Currently, she is particularly interested in researching the impact of new technologies (e.g. eHealth, internet-of-things, robotics, artificial intelligence, big data, etc.) in the organization and delivery of healthcare at micro-, meso- and macro-levels.
As a Professor of Practice in Management, I work with external organisations who are interested in collaborating with Queen's Management School. We appreciate opportunities for our students to conduct projects which deliver tangible benefits to client organisations, and we welcome the chance to work alongside practising managers in the classroom. My teaching combines relevant theory with current insights into the challenges faced by businesses and other organisations, to enhance our students' employability and to offer executive-course participants new perspectives on their own experience.
Barry has worked in the field of cancer and palliative care for over 30 years as a clinician, researcher and educator. He is a senior lecturer at Queen’s University, Belfast, United Kingdom. He is the chair of two European expert groups ‘Managing Advanced Cancer Pain Together’ (MACPT), exploring a more holistic approach to managing pain, and the ‘European Oral Care in Cancer’ (EOCC), an expert group of clinicians working in the field of oncology to address oral complications arising from disease and treatment. Barry completed his PhD in 2012 exploring the search for meaning in advanced disease. His research, published articles and book chapters include leadership, spirituality, pain and symptom management, treatment toxicities, oral care and end of life care.
Barry is the consultant editor for a leading UK nursing journal and reviews articles for nursing and medical publications.
Laura Steele is a Lecturer (Education) in Business and Society at Queen's Management School. She has a particular interest in business ethics, governance, social responsibility, and public sector management. In addition, she serves as the champion for Ethics, Responsibility and Sustainability (ERS) within the School. Laura developed and hosts the QMS Good Business Podcast, which aims to go beyond the bottom line and examine the ethical, social, and environmental responsibilities of businesses. She also regularly contributes to the School's Ethics, Responsibility, and Sustainability Blog on diverse topics including the potential ethical implications of Artificial Intelligence and human rights concerns within the fashion industry.
John Turner is a Professor of Finance and Financial History at Queen’s University Belfast and director of the Queen’s University Centre for Economic History. He has been a Houblon-Norman Fellow at the Bank of England and an Alfred D. Chandler Fellow at Harvard Business School. He was elected a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in 2018. He is currently an editor of the Economic History Review. John has published an award-winning book entitled Banking in Crisis. His forthcoming book is entitled Boom and Bust: A Global History of Financial Bubbles. John’s current research project, sponsored by the Leverhulme Trust, explores the rise of the CEO
I am passionate about both, research and teaching on supply chains, logistics, and operations. In particular, I am interested in creating knowledge on sustainable supply chains that are economically viable, environmentally friendly, socially responsible (in line with SDG12), as well as robust and resilient to an occurrence of unexpected events. My key research area is focused, but not limited to food supply chains and related industries.
By now, I have authored and co-authored several peer-reviewed articles published in international journals and book chapters.
Research Affiliates (UK & Ireland Institutions)
Ralf is a Senior Professor of Corporate Social Responsibility and Co-Head of the Centre of Excellence for Sustainability at Kedge. Ralf joined Kedge in early 2015 from the University of Leeds (UK) where he had been lecturing since 2010. Before, he worked as Research Fellow and Lecturer at Queen’s University Belfast, Northern Ireland, from where he received his PhD. Ralf received Master degrees in Environmental Science as well as Business Administration from the University of Lüneburg (Germany). His research focuses on the interface of business, environment and society. In particular, he is interested in the link between CSR and development; corporate sustainability reporting; and corporate sustainability performance assessment.
Ralf serves as Co-Editor-in-Chief of Business Ethics, the Environment & Responsibility (John Wiley & Sons) as well as a permanent editorial board member of the Business Strategy & the Environment. Ralf has published in outlets such as Journal of World Business, Ecological Economics, Nature Climate Change, Business Ethics Quarterly, Business Strategy & the Environment, or Journal of Business Venturing. His research has been funded by funding bodies such as UN Global Mechanism, the European Commission or the Swedish Mistra Foundation, but also by companies such as ASDA and BMW.
Ashley Braganza is Professor of Organisational Transformation Change at Brunel Business School. He is teaching on Undergraduate and Postgraduate taught programmes. His research interests encompass big data, change management, strategy implementation, process and knowledge management and transformation enabled information systems. He has published over 100 papers in prestigious academic and practitioner journals and three books. He is the Founder and Chair of the British Academy of Management Special Interest Group in Transformation, Change and Development. He has carried out over 50 consultancy assignments with large global organisations.
Feargal Cochrane is Professor Emeritus in the School of Politics and International Relations at the University of Kent and Senior Research Fellow of the Conflict Analysis Research Centre (CARC) at the University of Kent. From 2012-2020 Feargal was Director of CARC and Deputy Head of the School of Politics and International Relations at the University of Kent.
Feargal was Vice Chair of the Political Studies Association (PSA) from 2017-2020 and is a specialist in the general area of political violence and political institution building in deeply divided societies. He has written 10 books numerous journal articles and other publications on these themes.
His latest book, Breaking Peace: Brexit and Northern Ireland was published by Manchester University Press in 2020. https://manchesteruniversitypress.co.uk/9781526142559/
To mark the centenary of Northern Ireland, Yale University Press is publishing Northern Ireland: The Fragile Peace in March 2021.
A native of Belfast, Feargal was educated at Queen’s University Belfast where he was awarded his PhD in 1992 and in addition to the University of Kent, he has held academic positions at Lancaster University, Ulster University and Queen’s University Belfast.
Raphael Cohen-Almagor, DPhil, St. Catherine’s College, University of Oxford; Professor and Chair of Politics, Founding Director of the Middle East Study Group, University of Hull.
Raphael taught, inter alia, at Oxford (UK), Jerusalem, Haifa (Israel), UCLA, Johns Hopkins (USA) and Nirma University (India). He was also Senior Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington DC, and Distinguished Visiting Professor, Faculty of Laws, University College London. Raphael has published extensively in the fields of politics, philosophy, media ethics, medical ethics, law, sociology and history, including most recently Confronting the Internet's Dark Side (2015) and Just, Reasonable Multiculturalism (forthcoming 2021). He Is now working on Resolving the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: A Critical Study of Peace Mediation, Facilitation and Negotiations between Israel and the PLO (forthcoming 2023). All three books by Cambridge University Press.
Jim is a native of Belfast and he is a PhD graduate of Queens in 1982 having taken his BSc in Pure and Applied Physics there in 1977. He has maintained his links with the university over many years. He had a long career in industrial R&D having reached the post of Executive Vice President for the Strategic Science Group at Unilever Plc., retiring from the company in 2016 after 32 years’ service. Currently, Jim is a Strategy, Technology and Innovation Consultant as well as being an Honorary Professor of Innovation Management in the Haydn Green Institute (HGI) for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the University of Nottingham.
David is Professor of Leadership and Organizational Change and Commercial and Development Director at Cranfield School of Management. He has published a large number of important and highly cited articles and book chapters. He is strongly committed to, and has a significant track record of, developing the next generation of researchers. David is a founding member of the International Evidence-based Management Collaborative. In 2009 he obtained a prestigious Advanced Institute of Management Research Fellowship. David has a significant track record of successfully delivering research projects funded by the Economic and Social Research Council and Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, the National Institute for Health Research Service Delivery and Organization and the private sector. David works with organizations to build capabilities of change, leadership, resilience and high reliability. He helps senior leaders in a wide range of organizations to establish strategic direction and deliver sustained performance improvement. David designs, facilitates and delivers compelling learning events for senior executives. He was voted HR magazine’s 2012 “Most Influential UK Thinker”. In October 2016, David became a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences.
Gareth Edwards is Professor of Leadership and Community Studies at UWE Bristol. His research centres around the idea of distributed or dispersed leadership, but taking this approach to leadership from a community perspective. He is also interested in cultural approaches to leadership, such as language, symbolism and social networks. In the past he has conducted research and written papers on a number of variables - hierarchical level, departmental affiliation, 360-degree perceptions and gender using the theory of transformational, transactional and laissez-faire leadership.
Other areas of interest centre on leadership development, particularly experiential leadership development. He has been involved in a number of applied research projects that have tried to identify leadership best practice in differing organisations and sectors in the UK. This has provided a wealth of data to draw on for future research into leadership development and could provide useful case study material for teaching purposes.
Professor Robert Galavan holds the Chair in Strategic Management at the School of Business NUI Maynooth. He was the founding Head and Professor of Business at NUI Maynooth and is a former Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences. He directs the MSc in Strategy and Innovation and is an Academic Director of the Edward M. Kennedy Institute. Robert is an internationally recognised expert in Strategic Management and has taught in Europe, the USA, Canada, Australia and Brazil. He has consulted and provided executive development programmes for organisations such as Google, United Drug, Kerry Group, Pfizer, Pepsi, Aer Arann, Coca-Cola, Irish Blood Transfusion Service, Office of the Attorney General, Sisk Healthcare, Glanbia, the Defence Forces, Enterprise Ireland, and the Alzheimer Society of Ireland.
His research interests are focused on managerial discretion in the context of strategic decision making and firm performance. His work in the area is highly acclaimed and his doctoral thesis on the topic won the Cranfield University Director’s Prize for Best Doctoral Thesis, and the commendation in the European Foundation for Management Development – Emerald Publishing Prize for the Outstanding Doctoral Thesis. Robert has published several books, the most recent of which is Uncertainty and Strategic Decision Making (New Horizons in Managerial and Organizational Cognition series, emerald), and previously Strategy, Innovation and Change, published by Oxford University Press.
Jim Gamble is Chief Executive Officer at ‘INEQE Safe and Secure’, a risk, security and child protection consultancy, which produced the CFAB ‘Child Trafficking Awareness’ App for the 2012 Olympics. In April 2013 he was appointed as the Independent Chair of the City of London & Hackney Safeguarding Children Board. In 2006 Jim was appointed by the then Home Secretary as the first Chief Executive of the Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre. In bringing together a team of police officers, industry experts, government officials and advisors from specialist charities he built what is now recognised as a world-leading concept in child protection.
During his time in CEOP he developed a diverse set of child protection initiatives including the CEOP ‘Most Wanted’ platform, the Behavioural Analysis Unit (BAU), the UK and Overseas Tracker teams, the ‘ThinkUKnow’ education campaign and the online ‘ClickCEOP’ report button. Jim was the UK’s most senior Chief Officer responsible for Child Abuse Investigation, Internet safety and counter-trafficking policy. He also held the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) National Portfolio on Domestic Abuse. In 2010 he was appointed to lead the initial Scoping Review of the investigation into the disappearance of Madeleine McCann. Jim is a previous winner of the Police Professional Leadership award and is a recipient of the Queens Police Medal (QPM). He retired from the police service in 2011.
Dr Anne Clare Gillon is a Senior Lecturer in Strategy and Leadership at the University of the West of Scotland, a Chartered Fellow of the CIPD and a Senior Fellow of the HEA. Prior to her academic career, she worked at a senior level in HR roles in the private and public sector. Anne Clare has held several active roles in the British Academy of Management (BAM), including as a member of the BAM Organisation, Transformation and Change (OTCD) Special Interest Group (SIG); the Council and as a Vice Chair of The Academy. She is an award winner for her ‘Outstanding Teaching’.
Dr Gillon’s research interests are in OD, Change Management and the intersection of these with HRM. She is particularly interested in institutional and agency factors which impact on the development of both the academic subject area(s) and on practice.
Russ is a Reader (associate professor) in Public Management & Strategy in the Department of Strategy, Enterprise, and Sustainability at Manchester Metropolitan University. Before joining academia, he held senior roles in local government in England, including responsibility for c.250 staff and £10m budgets. He also worked for the Littlewoods, the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, and has taught and researched at several universities, including Loughborough University, the University of Liverpool, Liverpool John Moores University, the Open University, and Nottingham Trent University. He holds a PhD in public management from Loughborough, where he was part of the Centre for Service Management, in the School of Business and Economics. His research interests are in accountability, performance management, change, policy, public value, service management, strategy, and public management. He sits on the council for the British Academy of Management, where he also chairs the Public Management & Governance special interest group. He is the treasurer of the Joint Universities Council, and vice-chair (research) for the Joint Universities Council's Public Administration Committee as well as a member of the International Research Society for Public Management and visiting professor at Kwansei Gakuin University, Osaka.
Roz Goldie worked in the voluntary-community sector, before joining the BBC, where she was Manager of BBC Radio Foyle and Head of Features & Documentaries. She then set up the non-profit Roz Goldie Partnership, working on research, policy and practice in equality, good relations, governance and community development. She graduated with a PhD on governance and peace-building from the School of Law Queen's University Belfast in 2008 and has been a Research Associate with the Institute of Governance at Queen's. Her most recent research has been on policy and practice around sectarian interfaces in Northern Ireland, for the Belfast Interface Project, funded by Belfast City Council and the European Regional Development Fund. She is a Fellow of the Senator George J. Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice.
Diane Holt (BSc, MSc, PhD) is an experienced teacher, researcher, and academic administrator. She previously held a position as Principal Lecturer at Middlesex University Business School (1996-2007) including 1.5 years seconded to their Dubai campus responsible for the roll out of their Business Programmes. During her time at the University Essex (2013-2019) she held various roles including Head of the Management and Marketing group, and the grant holder for three externally-funded research grants focused on various aspects of inclusive growth, poverty alleviation, social innovation, value chain and hybrid social enterprises. In summer 2019 she moved to the University of Leeds to take up a Chair in Entrepreneurship and Director of the Centre for Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Studies.
George Hamilton was appointed Chief Constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland on 30 June 2014. Chief Constable Hamilton’s policing experience started in 1985 when he joined the Royal Ulster Constabulary. Since then he has gained a wide range of experience in a variety of operational roles. In 2009 he was appointed as an Assistant Chief Constable in Strathclyde Police in Scotland, with responsibility for serious and organised crime, public protection and counter terrorism investigations. Prior to his appointment in Strathclyde he had been Chief Superintendent and District Commander in ‘B’ District (South and East Belfast). He also served as a Detective Chief Inspector and Detective Superintendent in the PSNI where he was involved in a number of high profile and complex investigations. During a three secondment in England he worked on a range of training and organisational development projects. Chief Constable Hamilton holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Politics and Economics and a Masters in Business Administration. He is a member of the Institute of Directors and the FBI Law Enforcement Executive Leadership Association. In 2015 he was awarded the Queen’s Police Medal in the Her Majesty’s Birthday Honours list. In January 2019 he announced his intention to retire from policing in June 2019.
Dr Jonathan Howarth has a PhD from Queen’s University’s Management School. His longitudinal research focused on emergent community policing practices and social theories of change amongst front line police officers. He has applied this knowledge for over 12 years as an adviser, senior manager, and PSNI review lead . Amongst his accomplishments, in 2015 Jonathan designed a new, comprehensive change approach for the PSNI Chief Constable and in 2017 he successfully proposed and later produced PSNI’s first Digital Strategy (“2017 & Beyond”). During these years Jonathan has also served with the UK Ministry of Defence in operational counter terrorism roles and as an embedded political analyst. Jonathan has published practitioner articles, most notably in the UK’s Police Professional.
Dr Mark Hughes is an Honorary Fellow of Brighton Business School and a keynote speaker and consultant on leadership and change. He has published extensively on managing and leading organisational change, business research methods and change within the banking sector. His latest book ‘Managing and Leading Organizational Change’ (2018) was published by Routledge.
Richard Jefferies is a Chartered Manager with the Chartered Management Institute, Associate at the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and lecturer in Management and New Technology. Research interests are based in the Organisational Studies area with specific interest in Leadership, Change Management, Organisational Development & Culture. Chair of the Organisational Transformation, Change and Development Special Interest Group of the British Academy of Management.
David has been a Human Resources practitioner for over 25 years, with a professional interest in equality, diversity and inclusion. Most of his career has seen him working in complex and high-profile public service organisations, including the Inland Revenue, Police Ombudsman’s office, Northern Ireland Tourist Board, and the Police Service of Northern Ireland. Having first been introduced to the world of Human Resources carrying out a recruitment role in the early 1990’s, he has since held a number of HR Generalist and Specialist portfolios. He is presently Head of Equality, Diversity & Inclusion within the Police Service of Northern Ireland. As well as the field of equality, diversity and inclusion, another area of academic and professional interest is ‘The Psychological Contract’. In addition to his full-time role, David is also a part-time lecturer and qualified leadership coach and mentor, is a Chartered Fellow of the CIPD, and holds a master’s degree in Human Resource Management.
Paul is a Lecturer in Human Resource Management at Ulster Business School. He is the Course Director for the BSc Management and Leadership Development programme. Paul holds an MBA in HRM, an M.A. in Psychology, and a PhD in Leadership Development, from Queens’ University Belfast. His research seeks to extend our understanding of leadership development, programme evaluation, research-informed teaching, qualitative research methods and higher education pedagogy. He is a Senior Fellow of Higher Education Academy and a Chartered Member of CIPD. Prior to joining Ulster University, Paul had a successful career in a Software Company and in the NHS where he developed leadership capabilities in individuals and teams. He is the Co-Track Chair of the British Academy of Management Special Interest Group in Leadership and Leadership Development, since 2014. As a certified coach, Paul also leads a consulting practice that offers psychometric assessments and leadership development services in the UK and beyond. The British Psychological Society’s code of ethics governs his work with his clients.
Felicity Kelliher is a Senior Lecturer in Management at the School of Business, Waterford Institute of Technology and Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Partner Faculty Shanghai University, China. She is a specialist in the area of leadership and management capability development in small firms. As co-founder of the RIKON research group, Felicity has engaged with over 1200 small firms in service innovation, capability development and learning initiatives, supported by Failte Ireland, INTERREG and Enterprise Ireland, among others and was awarded the Knowledge Transfer Ireland Research2Business Collaborative Impact award in 2015 in recognition of this work. Felicity is Chair of the Irish Academy of Management (2017- 2020) and a member of the Irish Research Council. Before entering academia, she worked internationally as a project manager in the technology sector.
Dr Dan Keenan has been a journalist since 1983, most notably as an Assistant Editor with The Irish News and as Deputy Chief-Subeditor, later Northern News Editor with The Irish Times. He also worked as a press officer with the Social Democratic and Labour Party for three years until 1988. He also has extensive freelance experience with a range of titles in London, including the Financial Times, Sunday Times, Guardian and Daily Telegraph.
He holds an MA in Politics from QUB and a PhD from the University of St Andrews where he submitted a thesis on the formative years of John Hume 1960-74.
Chief Superintendent Philip Knox has 28 years policing experience working across a variety of operational and corporate roles. He has significant experience in both public safety and strategic firearms command. Most recently he has led the implementation of a culture review at the Police College and headed up the Learning and Development portfolio. Within this role Philip has designed and introduced a Police officer entry Graduate Development Programme with Ulster University and a new leadership development pathway for PSNI in partnership with both the College of Policing and Queens University Belfast (QUB). He is currently the Head of Professional Standards and Counter Corruption with responsibility for organisational values and ethics. Philip is currently leading on a review of the Code of Ethics and broader leadership principles and culture change programmes within PSNI. Philip has completed an Executive Leadership Programme at the JFK School of Government, Harvard University and has a BA in Leadership and Management from Dundee University. He is currently studying for an Advanced Diploma in Human Resource Development with the Chartered Institute of Professional Development and a Post Graduate Diploma in Leadership with QUB.
Lee is a lecturer and researcher in the area of Business and Society. He has a PhD from the University of Manchester in sustainable supply chain management and has published in this area in journals such as Journal of Supply Chain Management (JSCM), Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, and Organization.
Lucy is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Bristol, she is part of the Strategy, International Management & Business, and Entrepreneurship group. Previously she has worked in Queens University Belfast (2015-2020), was a visiting scholar at University of Massachusetts, Boston (2019) and worked at University College Dublin (2012-2015). Lucy’s PhD explored state led rural development initiatives in minority language speaking regions which are historically marginalised areas.
Positioning her work within the ecologically dominant paradigm, Lucy’s research is primarily focused on the marginalisation of suppliers in food production and consumption networks. She is interested in critical, story-telling, discourse analysis and engaged research approaches in this area. Some of her current work is focused on hidden labour in supply chains, the impact of supply chains on planetary heath and critically questioning the role of technology in food supply chains.
Anthony is Full Professor (Chair) of Human Resource Management and the Head of the Department of Management and Marketing at the Cork University Business School (CUBS). He is the current Chairperson of the Irish Academy of Management and is an adjunct Professor at the University of South Australia. Prior to joining UCC, he was Head of the Management Group and Reader in Management at Queen's University Belfast, and has also held appointments at the University of South Australia and University of Newcastle (Australia). Anthony's research expertise and interests reside in the area of international human resource management, talent management and work in the gig economy. His work on HRM in MNCs has been funded by the Australian Research Council and Irish Research Council (formerly IRCHSS), and Ireland Canada University Foundation.
His research has been published in leading international journals such as the Journal of World Business, Human Resource Management (US), Human Relations, Industrial and Labor Relations Review, International Journal of Human Resource Management, Management International Review and Human Resource Management Journal. Anthony was Editor-in-Chief of Human Resource Management Journal (HRMJ) from 2016-20 and also sits on the editorial advisory boards of the Journal of World Business, International Journal of Human Resource Management, Employee Relations: the International Journal, European Journal of International Management and the Irish Journal of Management.
Dr Lisa McIlvenna is Deputy Chief Executive of Business in the Community (NI) and completed her PhD studies in QMS, exploring CSR an ethics. She is a regular (and keynote) speaker at local, national and international business conferences and has been instrumental in helping shape local business opinion about the role of business in society. Lisa is a member of B Lab’s European Regional Advisory Group and sits on The Chartered Association of Business Schools taskforce advising on the role of ‘Universities Creating Public Good’.
Dr Aidan McQuade an independent consultant on human rights and humanitarian response. He was CEO of Anti-Slavery International from 2006 to 2017, and prior to that worked extensively in development and humanitarian operations for 13 years, including 5 years leading emergency responses to the brutal civil war in Angola. He is an experienced researcher on business and human rights, with a PhD on the subject of ethical choice-making in professional practice. He is also an acknowledged expert on slavery and forced labour, with an honorary OBE for his work on elimination of modern slavery. His work has included extensive and sustained engagement with international businesses, advising them on strategies to eliminate forced and child labour in supply chains and operations. He has also undertaken ground breaking work that has exposed caste and gender aspects of modern slavery, and, particularly in Myanmar and Bangladesh, on slavery as a development and humanitarian issue. He is the author of The Undiscovered Country, described by Claire Hanna, MP for South Belfast, as, "A cracker read about morality and ethics in a time of conflict . . . A really accessible way of getting into complex stuff on nation-building and justice."
Áine is a leadership and executive coach, combining her skills in leadership and organisational development, strategic facilitation and generative listening to act as a trusted sounding board for senior leaders and their teams, from SMTs in higher education institutions to the founders of innovative tech startups.
She began her career as a political adviser to the Minister for Employment and Learning in the NI Assembly, working with her on issues across her political and ministerial brief. A move to London saw her take up the role of advisor to the CEO of The Work Foundation think-tank, collaborating on research in fields as diverse as the economics of the creative industries, cities policy, and the UK’s skills and education strategy.
She continued to work on public policy issues affecting workers in the creative and cultural industries - precarity, fair pay, copyright - with organisations such as the Creators’ Rights Alliance. She has contributed to steering groups looking at a range of complex issues - public engagement in climate change, creative learning in the visual arts, and the career paths of art and design graduates. She currently serves as a Trustee of Mediation NI.
Andrew Pettigrew is Professor of Strategy and Organisation at Saïd Business School and Senior Golding Fellow at Brasenose College, Oxford. He is a leading expert on strategy and change in both the public and private sectors. Andrew is author or co-author of 15 books and over 100 journal articles. He is recognised within the management community as one of the foremost researchers and practitioners in strategy and change management.
In 2003 Andrew became only the third business school professor to be made a Fellow of the British Academy. He is a Fellow of both the British Academy of Management, and the US Academy of Management. He is also the only non-North American to be named a Distinguished Scholar of the US Academy of Management. He is the recipient of a Richard Whipp Lifetime Achievement Award by the British Academy of Management, and in 2009 he was awarded an OBE for services to higher education.
Mary Lee Rhodes (BA, MSc, MBA, PhD) is an Associate Professor of Public Management at Trinity College, Dublin. Her research is focused on complex public service systems and the dynamics of performance, value and impact. She is the co-Director of the Trinity Centre for Social Innovation and has expertise in research, consulting and management in the public and non-profit sectors along with extensive private sector experience in banking and ICT management.
Prof. Rhodes has published articles in a range of academic journals including Public Administration Review (PAR), Public Management Review (PMR), Policy & Society, Int'l Public Management Journal, Policy & Politics, Voluntas and Int'l Journal of Housing Policy. Her book, Public Management & Complexity Theory: Richer Decision Making in Public Services was published by Routledge in 2011. She is a member of the editorial boards of PAR and PMR and a member of the interest group on complex governance networks in the American Society for Public Administration.
During her career of over 25 years, Joanne has worked in the areas of environmental science, behavioural change, research, communication, policy and education. Working along with the Dublin City Council Economic Development Department, Joanne led the process of co-creating the MODOS Circular Economy primer course for SMEs and micro-enterprises. In addition, Joanne’s current role involves collaboration on behavioural change research projects. Joanne led the Dublin replication of the EU LIFE-funded project TRiFOCAL (Transforming City Food Habits for Life) project and is presently collaborating with the National College of Art and Design (NCAD) and the Rediscovery Centre overseeing an MSc research project on Design for the Circular Economy. Joanne holds the following: Hons. BSc in Environmental Science (Sligo IT; 1991), MSC in Science Communication (1997; QUB), PhD in Human Geography - Environmental Risk Communication (2010; TCD), Graduate Certificate in Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship (2015; DCU Ryan Academy), Advanced Diploma in Planning and Environmental Law (Kings Inns; 2018), Professional Diploma in Project Management (2020; Institute of Public Administration). Joanne is interested in interdisciplinary research in the areas of sustainable business, organisational change, behavioural change, circular economy and environmental policy.
Dr Thomas Roulet is a Senior Lecturer in Organisation Theory and the Deputy Director of the MBA Programme at the Judge Business School and a Fellow in Sociology, Director of Studies in Management, at Girton College, both at the University of Cambridge. He teaches organisational behavior and theory, and leadership in the business school and sociology in the human and social sciences undergraduate programme. His research has been published or is forthcoming in the Academy of Management Journal (2017, 2020), the Academy of Management Review (2015, 2018, 2019), Academy of Management Annals (2018), Organizational Research Methods (2017), Journal of Management Studies (2019), Human Relations (2019) Journal of Business Ethics (2015a, 2015b), British Journal of Management (2017), Business & Society (2019) and Journal of Management Inquiry (2017), Work, Employment & Society (2018), Journal of Vocational Behavior (2018), Harvard Business Review (2015, 2017, 2019) and MIT Sloan Management Review (2020).He obtained his PhD from HEC Paris, a MPhil from Sciences Po and a Master from Audencia Nantes.
Lindsey Smith is an organisational development consultant, executive coach and experienced facilitator with expertise in business improvement, corporate governance and change programmes. Prior to her consulting career, Lindsey was a senior manager in the Home Office, UK Civil Service. She holds two ministerial non-executive director posts as a board member for the Health and Safety Executive (NI) and Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service (NIFRS). She is particularly interested in accountability, governance, values and ethics and the skills and competencies needed to be an effective Board member.
Leaving university in 1995 without a plan, Paul began his career as a care assistant in Patrick House, the UK’s only residential care home for people with HIV-related Brain Impairment. Volunteering for the Terrence Higgins Trust sparked a lifelong interested in helping people achieve and exceed their potential which has been a theme through a diverse range of roles in Local Government and the NHS over two decades. Paul has found his happy place leading Do OD, the expert resource on Organisation Development for the NHS which he launched with his fabulous colleague Karen Dumain in 2013. Paul’s enthusiasm and advocacy for the OD profession to which he belongs fuels a creative and meaningful approach to his work. Paul has a BSc (Hons) in Psychology from Brunel University, MSc in HR Leadership from Manchester University Business School and a Doctorate in OD Professional Practice from Middlesex University Business School. He is an Associate Member of CIPD, a member of the British Psychological Society and a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. He is working towards the accredited certificate in Body-Oriented Coaching at The Somatic School. Paul’s personal mantra is ‘go beyond’.
Research Affiliates (International Institutions)
Christina has extensive experience conducting social audits and conflict mapping for an array of organizations, including the International Labour Organisation and the European Parliament. She authored a report on the “Inclusion of Women in Peace Processes,” for the European Parliament; served as a civil society representative for the European Union’s working group on the implementation of the Women, Peace and Security Agenda; and contributed to a European Parliament-supported study on a progressive European foreign policy agenda.
Christina is a member of the network for Academic Friends of the European Peacebuilding Liaison Office; Co-Opinion Network's study group on youth employment in the Middle East North Africa region; the Hollings Center's working groups on Profits to Peace, Iraq's Foreign Policy and Economic Challenges, and U.S.-Egypt Relations. She is Co-Founder of the Women in Foreign Policy Turkey chapter and has participated in and led numerous Track II dialogue initiatives throughout the Middle East, North Africa, and Turkey.
Christina received her Ph.D. from the Department of Politics and International Studies at the University of Warwick in the U.K. She focused on the impact of the private sector on human (economic) security and peace in fragile and conflict-affected states. In her case study, she delved into the Turkish private sector's impact on economic security and peace in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. Christina received her M.A. in International Peace and Conflict Resolution and B.A. in International Relations from American University in Washington, DC.
Professor Bratton is an extremely experienced and well-regarded scholar in the field of organisational behaviour and HRM. He has professional history of distinguished international research activity and of dissemination high quality research findings in international journals as well as significant and impactful pedological contributions. This appointment at QUB would be a continuation of a long running profile of research in the area of HRM and OB, including existing work in UK, Canada and USA. He has held a number of previous professional academic positions and continues to write and speak on significant workplace issues. He is hoping to make link QMS colleagues into Canadian and US networks.
John is an Honorary Professor of Practice in QMS and President of the T. Rowe Price Foundation where he is responsible for managing the company’s philanthropic giving practices. Since its founding in 1981, the T. Rowe Price Foundation has given over $150 million dollars to communities throughout the U.S. The T. Rowe Price Foundation is funded by T. Rowe Price Group, Inc., and supports communities where T. Rowe Price has offices by awarding direct grants and matching associate donations. This work has won several national awards for it’s efforts in place-based philanthropy and in his role is an established global and national non-profit and philanthropic thought and practice leader.
Adnan S. Efendic works at the School of Economics and Business, University of Sarajevo. He is Professor of Economics, Head of the Department of Economic Theory and Policy and Editor-in-chief of the South East European Journal of Economics and Business and member of editorial board of the Post-communist Economies journal. He is affiliate fellow at CERGE-EI, Prague. His research is focused on post-conflict socio-economic effects in BiH, migrations and formal-informal institutions in the Western Balkans region.
Hariz Halilovich is Professor of Anthropology in the School of Global, Urban and Social Studies, at RMIT University, Melbourne. His research has focused on place-based identity politics, politically motivated violence, forced migration, memory studies, and human rights. His publications include the books Places of Pain: Forced Displacement, Popular Memory and Trans-local Identities in Bosnian War–torn Communities (2013/2015); Writing After Srebrenica (2017); and Monsters of Modernity: Global Icons for Our Critical Condition (co-authored with Julian C.H. Lee et al) (2019). In addition to academic writing, Professor Halilovich has also produced multimedia exhibitions, works of fiction and radio and TV programs.
Dr. Jay Joseph is a humanitarian-academic whose research focuses on business and Peacebuilding. In 2018, Jay established the award-winning Business-in-Conflict Areas Research Group (BICAR), which hosts over 95 members and 30 affiliate researchers, and is leading the world on the role that business can play in reducing poverty and fostering peace in conflict and post-conflict settings.
The group has won several recognitions including the 2020 AACSB Innovations that Inspire award, 2019 Best Paper at the ICSB World Conference, and whose work was included in the 75th UN General Assembly Report on Business and Human Rights. In addition to publishing in AJG ranking and FT Top 50 journals, Jay has raised over $191,000USD in funding for his work, and collaborates extensively with several UN Agencies such as the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (Iraq, and Lebanon) and the International Organization for Migration (Iraq), generating reports on how to improve business-based livelihood programs. In addition to being the Director of the BICAR group, Jay serves as an advisor to several NGOs including Allisar (France), and Bring Hope Humanitarian Foundation (Sweden).
John E. Katsos is Associate Professor of Management at the American University of Sharjah (UAE) where he teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in Business Ethics and Social Responsibility, Social Entrepreneurship, Negotiations, and Business Law. John researches business and human rights in conflict zones. He looks specifically at how businesses can mitigate political risk and enhance peace and human rights in conflict and post-conflict zones.
John’s publications have appeared in The Washington Post, Global Policy, Journal of Business Ethics, Academy of Management: Perspectives, Business Ethics: A European Review, Business Horizons, and Corporate Ownership and Control. He is co-editor (with Rina Alluri and Jason Miklian) of the book Business, Peace, and Sustainable Development(2019; Routledge). He is also one of the top global authors for business on the website Medium.
John sits on the Boards of the UN Global Compact UAE Local Network, the UNPRME Business for Peace Working Group, and DiverseCity, a social enterprise.
Prior to AUS, John worked at Oxy, US Small Business Administration, NYC District Attorney’s Office, the US State Department, George Washington University, and American University of Dubai.
John has his JD and MBA from the George Washington University in Washington, DC and his BA in Religion from Haverford College in Haverford, PA. He is licensed to practice law in New York.
Dr Steven Kilroy is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Human Resource Studies at Tilburg University, the Netherlands. He previously worked at Queens University Belfast and was a visiting scholar at HEC Montreal, Canada. His expertise and research interests are in the areas of Strategic Human Resource Management and Occupational Health Psychology. Specifically, his research largely focuses on the impact of high performance work practices on employee well-being and performance. He is also interested in the topics of leadership, change management, burnout, professional commitment and retention among health care professionals. He has published in high-profile management and health care journals including Human Resource Management, Human Resource Management Journal, the International Journal of Human Resource Management, European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology, the Journal of Business Research, the Journal of Nursing Scholarship, and Health Care Management Review. He is also on the editorial board of Human Resource Management Journal. In addition to research, Steven has extensive teaching experience at undergraduate, postgraduate and executive education level in courses such as human resource management, organizational psychology and organizational behavior.
Emir Kurtic, PhD, is an assistant professor at the Management and Organisation department of the School of Economics and Business at the University of Sarajevo, where he teaches Organisational Behaviour, Leadership, and Decision making in business. Since 2018 Dr Kurtic serves as Vice-Dean for Students' and Legal Affairs at the School of Economics and Business Sarajevo. Besides working at the University of Sarajevo for the previous decade, Emir has been running the Football Academy ACADEMICA Sarajevo in parallel since 2013 as a social entrepreneurship project which gathers more than 200 kids of all ages and in which football serves as a medium for a deeper social change and enhancing leadership skills of both coaches and kids. Within the ACADEMICA, Emir KURTIĆ serves both as a chairman and a youth coach with an UEFA A license. Additionally, Mr. Kurtic serves as a consultant working with various companies of a different size and stage of their growth, aiming to provide them with leadership, strategic and operational support required for their further development.
Kevin is an international expert in the field of systemic innovation research. He studied business focusing on information logistics and strategic management in Germany and the United Kingdom. He received his PhD from the University of the West of Scotland researching a systems perspective of interconnected influence factors at the early stages of innovation processes, funded by a full scholarship from the renowned Research and Development Management Association (RADMA). Since 2019, Kevin works as deputy professor at the West Saxon University of Applied Sciences in Zwickau, teaching innovation management and research methodology. His research interests include systems theory approaches in the areas of innovation processes and entrepreneurship. Kevin is a member of the Scientific Committee of several international conferences and institutions as well as co-founder and Executive Director of the British Academy of Management’s Continental Network. He also advises academic institutions and companies on strategy development for international cooperation and innovation management.
Rune is Professor of Leadership at University of Stavanger Business School, Editor-in-Chief of Routledge's Journal of Change Management, and Co-founder and previous Chairperson of the Public Leadership Foundation. His interests span leadership and organisational change. In particular, he has focusing on leadership as an activity, organisational purpose and change readiness, and a shared approach to leadership. His recent publications include the co-authored textbook 'Managing Change in Organizations' (Pearson, 2014), the co-edited books 'The Psychology of Organizational Change' (Cambridge University Press, 2013), 'Organizational Change, Leadership & Ethics' (Routledge, 2013) and ‘Managing Organizational Change in Public Services’ (Routledge, 2009), and the articles 'The changing face of English universities: reinventing collegiality for the 21st century' (Studies in Higher Education, 2014), 'Ethics, Leadership and Change: The Case for Greater Clarity' (Journal of Business Ethics, 2012) and 'Employee emotions during organizational change – Towards a new research agenda' (Scandinavian Journal of Management, 2011).
Before joining the University of Stavanger (Norway), he worked at Staffordshire University, University of Wolverhampton and Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh. In 2009, he was a participant of the Scottish Crucible, an academic leadership-development programme sponsored by NESTA, the Scottish Funding Council, and the Royal Society of Edinburgh. He has also worked in the Norwegian army, first as a corporal in His Majesty the King’s Royal Guard, and then as a NATO paramedic in Bosnia-Herzegovina.
Sally Wheeler, OBE MRIA FAcSS is the Dean of Australian National University's College of Law and Pro Vice-Chancellor (International Strategy). She is also a Visiting Full Professor at the UCD Sutherland School of law and Adjunct Professor at Waikato University, New Zealand, and Jilin University, China. Sally was elected to the Academy of Social Sciences and the Royal Irish Academy in 2011 and 2013, respectively. She was previously a Professor at Queen's University Belfast and was the Head of the School of Law at Queen's University Belfast for several years, she also served as Interim Dean of the Faculty of Arts Humanities and Social Sciences (AHSS), Dean of Internationalisation (AHSS) and, in 2017, Interim Pro-Vice Chancellor for Research Enterprise. She is the author or co-author of several books on corporate governance, over 70 articles or book chapters, and she has edited or co-edited nine other books. Wheeler has given major addresses and led workshops around the world, and has also been cited as "one of the world’s leading experts" on the governance of pensions.
Ali Alaa Zahran is in the first year of his PhD programme, exploring the role and meaning sustainability in higher education. Alaa is also an academic (on sabbatical) from in King Abdul Aziz University (KAU), Jeddah City, Saudi Arabia.
Sarah is a PhD student at Queen's Management School, looking at women’s leadership in the Saudi public sector. She holds a Diploma of Education, from the University of Jeddah, an MA from the University of Wolverhampton, and a Bachelor’s Degree from the King Abdulaziz University Jeddah. She has significant teaching experience in business and management and has worked previously as a Teaching Assistant in the College of Business Administration Prince Sattam bin Abdulaziz University – Kharj.
Saba Aldehbashi is an academic in King Abdul Aziz University (KAU), Jeddah City, Saudi Arabia and is completing her PhD full-time in QMS. She is exploring the role and relevance of New Public Management in Higher Education.
I have earned my bachelor’s degree in science majoring in Business Administration, minor International Business, from King Abdul-Aziz University in Saudi Arabia. Thereafter, a master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) from Thompson Rivers University in Canada. I worked as a lecturer in Management at the faculty of Economics and Administration at King Abdul-Aziz University for seven years. Beside teaching, I worked as a coordinator for the Bachelor of Business Program Unit.
Presently I am a Ph.D. student majoring in Management at the Queens Management School, my research interest is towards Leadership particularly in Shared Leadership. Currently I am working on a Ph.D. project titled “Impact of Shared Leadership on Followers’ Attitudes and Behaviours: A Study in the Northern Ireland”.
Jayne Cathcart is a final year Phd student who is researching CSR and consumer attitudes. She has presented some of her preliminary findings at a range of national and international conferences.
Gadi, BlessingDahwong is a PhD Student in Queens’ Management School and Institute of Directors Student member in Queens’ University Belfast. Gadi is passionate about leadership, change, organizational and social development. Gadi is zealous about social change, and have previously worked with NGOs facilitating community development. She recognizes leadership as an integral part to delivering sustainable development goals; her research explores leadership and collective efforts in tackling Grand Challenges Gadi is a problem-solving enthusiast and vehement about the wellbeing of present and future generations; always willing to part of activities aimed at achieving sustainable organizational and social development.
Pamela is a PhD student in Queen’s Management School. She has significant industry experience in both investment banking and technology. She is specifically interested in the strategic application of business analytics to derive business value, in UK financial services. This sector has been transformed by rapid technological innovation and regulatory interventions with additional Brexit implications yet to be realised. Her research examines the relationship between big data analytics capabilities and performance outcomes, with a comparison of ‘fintech disruptors’ and ‘incumbents’. The aim is to understand if big data analytics adds value and what specific resource-capability combinations are most successful.
Abdulaziz Shalhoob is about to start the final year of his PhD programme. His research focuses on CSR, Vision 2030 and employee attitudes. He has been invited to discuss and present his research to senior policy makers in the Saudi Chamber of Commerce and has presented at several national and international conferences.