Teaching Responsibilities

Senior Lecturer in Organisational Behaviour


In 1978 I graduated from The University of Bradford with a joint honours degree in Economics and History, was awarded a Post Graduate Certificate in Education from Trinity & All Saints’ College in 1979 and, in 1984, a PhD by the University of Bradford for work in the area of technological innovation in the British motor industry.

Between 1984 and 1992 I worked for the General Municipal and Boilermakers Union, becoming the Lancashire region’s Research Officer in 1988. In 1992 I joined Bolton Business School and have taught across the spectrum of qualifications, from HNC to PhD.

I have taught undergraduate Organisational Behaviour and Change Management and Research Methods on the Business School’s postgraduate home and international programmes, have supervised in more than 160 student MBA dissertations, two PhDs as the main supervisor and have run the Executive MBA programme since 2006. Since 1994 I have contributed to 16 book chapters, six refereed journal articles and many conference papers.

My research interests include the organisation and management of the fire and police services and entrepreneurial small businesses. I have acted as a consultant for the Inspectors’ Central Committee (part of the Police Federation) and Greater Manchester Fire Service, and as an external examiner to Liverpool Hope University and the University of Central Lancashire.