Profile

I am an experienced researcher and educator in leadership and organisation studies, with interests including: distributed leadership, academic leadership, leadership in partnerships, cross-cultural leadership and identity processes in leadership development. 

Career History

Bristol Business School, University of the West of England
- Professor of Leadership and Management (Nov 2013 - present)

Centre for Leadership Studies, University of Exeter
- Senior Lecturer in Leadership Studies (Jul 2011 – Dec 2013)
- Lecturer in Leadership Studies (Nov 2008 – Jun 2011)
- Research Fellow (Mar 2003 – Oct 2008; Jun 2000 – Jun 2001) 

School of Education and Lifelong Learning, University of Exeter 
- Curriculum Research and Development Officer (Apr 2002 – Feb 2003)
- Skills and Labour Market Researcher (Jul 2001 – Apr 2002)

Sphinx Development UK
- Director (Jun 2001 – Jun 2005) 

Communication and Training Skills
- Partner (Jun 1999 – May 2001)

Le Sphinx Développement
- SphinxSurvey Product Manager 
(Jun 1997 – Jun 1999)

Institute of Work Psychology, University of Sheffield 
Research Psychologist (Nov 1994 – Dec 1996)

Qualifications

PhD in Leadership Studies (University of Exeter)
MA in Psychology with Industrial Studies (University of Liverpool)
BSc in Psychology (University of Manchester)

External Appointments

Leadership, Sage Publications
    • Associate Editor (since 2013)
    • Editorial board member (since 2010)
Business Leadership Review, Association of MBAs 
    • Editorial Board Member (since 2007)
Singapore Civil Service College
    • Advisor to Institute of Leadership and Organisation Development (since 2013)
British Academy of Management
    • Committee Member for special interest group on leadership (since 2011)
XLL Educational Trust
    • Trustee (since 2013)


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