Dave joined Salford Business School as Dean in February 2016. Dave’s expertise lies in the field of organisational development and change. He is playing a key role in the ambitious Industrial Collaboration Zone project and has worked and consulted in both public and private sectors with a number of well-known organisations, including AstraZeneca, Cannon, the BBC, Emirates Airlines and the NHS. He is committed to developing business leaders and managers that are equipped for next-generation practice in the global marketplace.
Previously Dave worked at the University of Bradford’s Faculty of Management and Law. His first career was in retail where he worked in both store operations and HRM for Woolworths PLC.
Organisational Change, Leadership, Organisational Behaviour and HRM, on undergraduate, postgraduate and executive education courses.
David’s research interests lie in the study of learning and change in organizations, specifically organizational learning, change agency and leadership, relationships between individual and organizational learning, relationships between learning, motivation and effectiveness, the role played by the individual learner and the impact and assessment of cognitive/learning style. His current research is concerned with strategic adaptation and the development of dynamic capabilities.
I am currently supervising doctoral students on the following topics:
- organisational learning and strategic change
- strategic HRM and leadership