I am a Professor in Strategy and Organization. I teach, research and work closely with senior leaders in politics and business. I previously held professorships at the Universities of Newcastle & St Andrews. My PhD is from Aston Business School, and I am from Cornwall. 

Research Interests

My research studies institutional and strategic change in different occupational/professional groups. I am interested in Bourdieu, field theory, identity and performance studies. I  use these insights to write about progressive politics and broadcasting. I currently work with Professor Andrew Brown (Bath University), Professor Ingrid Jeacle (University of Edinburgh), Dr John Millar, Professor Frank Mueller, Dr Grant Murray (all at Durham University), and Professor Crawford Spence (King's College, London). I received the 2022 AAAJ Hall of Fame Award for my contribution to interdisciplinary accounting research.

I have extensive executive experience and have designed and delivered programmes for a range of organisations, including Baillie Gifford, the Bayes Centre, the Danish civil service (with Copenhagen Business School), the Egyptian civil service (with King's College),  KPMG (Switzerland), NHS Lothian, Scottish Court & Tribunals Service, Scottish Labour Party, Seplat Energy, and STV (Scottish Television). I am currently co-designing the 10/10 leadership programme for the John Smith Trust.

I sit on the Advisory Board of FinWorkFutures at King's College London. I am a member of the Centre for Strategic Leadership at Edinburgh and the International Centre of Public Accountability at Durham University. I collaborate closely with the Institute of Cornish Studies (University of Exeter) and the Strand Group (King's College London).

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