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Debbie is the Subject Leaders for Strategy and International Business, and is the Subject Group Leader for the International Strategy, Sustainability and Entrepreneurship Subject Group, with a focus specialism for teaching and learning innovations and practice. She is an experienced and well-regarded Higher Education leader.  She has gained this by making a diverse contribution to research, higher education practice and the student experience.  She has successfully undertaken roles of Senior Lecturer, Year Tutor, Director of Studies, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programmes and Associate Dean, Learning and Teaching prior to re-joining Huddersfield Business School and leading the Subject Group. She has previously worked at Bradford University Faculty of Management and Law, Nottingham Trent University and undertaken research with Kings College, London.


Her business focus is underpinned by being a BA (Hons) Business Studies graduate. She further holds a PhD in Corporate Governance and Executive Pay, and is proud of having been awarded a full competitive scholarship to undertake this doctoral research. Complementary to this, she holds a postgraduate diploma in Research Methods for Business and Social Science and two teaching qualifications.


Her strategic insight, excellent reputation for implementing quality enhancements, passion for learning, teaching and curriculum development underpins her expertise. This is strongly driven by her ethos that a positive environment and developmental experience provides life-enhancing opportunities for both students and staff in her subject group.  


Debbie is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, a Member of the British Academy of Management and a Member of the Chartered Management Institute.  From a practitioner perspective, she holds a project management certificate, is qualified to undertake Emotional Intelligence Psychometric Assessments (EQi 2.0 and EQi 360), Intercultural Development Inventory Assessments, and is happy to advise on business strategy development, strategic leadership and emotional intelligence. She also regularly reviews academic work for major journals within her field and assists publishers by reviewing book proposals. 

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Executive pay
  • Corporate Governance
  • Non executive directors
  • The corporate lifecycle
  • Initial public offering
  • Learning and teaching


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  • Management Literature
  • Economics Literature
  • Executive Pay
  • Corporate Governance
  • Public Offering Company
  • Strategic Use of Executive Pay
  • Development of Executive Pay Schemes
  • Teaching
  • Learning
  • Student Experience

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Research Output 2006 2018

The ‘invisible’ hand: Views from UK institutional investors

Allcock, D., 17 May 2018, In : Corporate Governance (Bingley). 18, 6, p. 1074-1088 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Institutional investors

Negotiating Executive Pay: How Can Psychological Theories Complement Classical and Behavioural Economics?

Fahey, D., Allcock, D. & Davies, J., 9 Oct 2017, (Accepted/In press) Proceedings of the ANZAM Conference 2017.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

7 Citations (Scopus)

Company metamorphosis: professionalization waves, family firms and management buyouts

Howorth, C., Wright, M., Westhead, P. & Allcock, D., 1 Oct 2016, In : Small Business Economics. 47, 3, p. 803-817 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Management buyouts
Family firms
Management buyouts
Family firms
Agency costs

Corporate Governance in IPOs

Filatotchev, I. & Allcock, D., Mar 2013, The Oxford Handbook of Corporate Governance: Oxford Handbooks in Business and Management. Wright, M., Siegel, D. S., Keasey, K. & Filatotchev, I. (eds.). Oxford: Oxford University Press, p. 421-448 28 p. (Oxford Handbooks in Business and Management).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Open Access
Corporate governance
Initial public offerings
Entrepreneurial firms

Activities 2011 2019

  • 3 Oral presentation
  • 1 Membership of a Society or Institute

Goldilocks, bears and herding cats!

Deborah Allcock (Speaker)
13 Feb 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Corporate Tax Avoidance, CSR, Corporate Governance and Cultural Values in Tourism Firms: International Evidence

Emad Elkhashen (Speaker), Deborah Allcock (Contributor to Paper or Presentation), Collins Ntim (Contributor to Paper or Presentation)
30 May 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Tax Avoidance and CSR: The Moderating Effect of Corporate Governance

Emad Elkhashen (Speaker), Deborah Allcock (Contributor to Paper or Presentation), Collins Ntim (Contributor to Paper or Presentation)
11 Apr 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Higher Education Academy (External organisation)

Deborah Allcock (Member)
2011 → …

Activity: Membership typesMembership of a Society or Institute