Prof. David Collinson

Prof. David Collinson

Lancaster University, UK

Chair, Head of Department,

Management Learning and Leadership

Management School, Lancaster University, UK

  • Founding Co-Editor, the international journal: Leadership (Sage)
  • Co-organiser, ‘International Studying Leadership Conference’
  • Appointed Chair in Leadership and Organisation at Lancaster (2002)
  • Previously, worked at the Universities of Warwick, South Florida, St. Andrews and Manchester
  • Elected as the Hallsworth Visiting Professor at Manchester Business School (In 2001)
  • Published nine books (with a four volume set on ‘Major Works in Leadership’ forthcoming) and over one hundred articles, chapters and research reports that seek to contribute to the development of critical approaches to leadership, management and organization studies
  • Awarded ‘2008 Lancaster University Research Prize (Established Researchers)’ for ‘excellent work in the field of leadership’
  • Conducted empirical research (over the past thirty years) on various leadership and management practices within diverse private and public sector organisations from computing, insurance and engineering companies to North Sea oil installations
  • National Research Director (2006-2009) for the Centre for Excellence in Leadership (CEL)/Learning and Skills Improvement Service (LSIS), leading over 90 HE and practitioner research projects in the UK learning and skills sector
  • Lead investigator on five research projects funded by CEL/LSIS (2003 and 2009)
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