Liverpool Business School

Leadership, Education and Development

Enhancing local, national and international connections to co-create and capture the impact of leadership, education and development interventions within organisation contexts.

LEAD research group is located in Liverpool Business School and was established in November 2017. We are an inclusive group of experienced Business School academics, early career researchers, doctoral students, visiting research fellows and alumni.

Our mission is to create, develop and inform leading–edge theories and practices by engaging in co-operative research initiatives and consultancy interventions. We seek to promote wide discussion and debate about leadership, education and development from a range of perspectives; individual; group; and organisational.

Our expertise

We have a broad range of activities taking place within the following key topics:

  • Human Resource Development & Leadership
  • Leadership Development
  • Fair Work
  • Professional Practice and Education

Find out more about each of our areas of expertise including current projects, group members and Doctoral students by searching under ‘our people’.  

Our People


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Our activities

LEAD Research Forums

We organize regular LEAD Research Forums creating a ‘safe’ space for discussion and dialogue. These Forums take place on Wednesdays from 12.00noon – 2.00pm. They are open to all LEAD members and others who would welcome contributing to our research community.

Dates and topics agreed for 2018-19 are:

Date

Topic

Keynote

26 September 2018

Rethinking leadership research: towards a theory of leadership as material micro-practices of the self

Professor Jackie Ford

Durham University Business School, Durham University.

31 October 2018

Creativity in methods: digital methods and smartnograph. 

Professor Shona Bettany
Liverpool Business School, Liverpool John Moores University 

28 October 2018

LBS: School of Clinical Practice
What has Action Learning Learnt to become Now?

Tim Nichol
Dean, Liverpool Business School, Liverpool John Moores University

Mike Pedler
Founding Editor of Action Learning: Research & Practice  journal

Cheryl Brook
In coming Editor of Action Learning: Research & Practice  journal

30 January 2019

Impact case studies

Professor Jim Stewart
Liverpool Business School, Liverpool John Moores University

Adam Shore
Academic Director, Liverpool Business School Liverpool John Moores University

Lucy Day
Impact officer, Research & Innovation Services, Liverpool John Moores University

27 February 2019

Publishing Literature Reviews: Tips for Success

Mina Beigi
Southampton Business School, University of Southampton

13 March 2019

Developing your research career: teaching and scholarship

Professor Lisa Anderson
Associate Dean Postgraduate: University of Liverpool Management School, Liverpool University

8 May 2019

Collaborative Research: Tales from the field

Vivienne Griggs
Deputy Director (Student Education), University of Leeds

Aileen Lawless
Reader in HRD, Liverpool Business School, Liverpool John Moores University 

Jan Rae
Senior Lecturer, Greenwich University


Our connections:

We have established links to other areas of the University involved in leadership, education and development research:

We also have established links to our external communities; co-creating and capturing the impact of leadership, education and development interventions within a business context. 

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Action Learning: Research and Practice journal

Contact us

The research group is led by Dr Aileen Lawless, Reader in HRD. We welcome enquiries related to:

  • Doctoral applications in the area of Leadership, Education and Development;
  • Organisation based research, evaluation and consultancy projects;  
  • Participation in our developing research community.  

In the first instance, please get in touch via a.lawless@ljmu.ac.uk