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Julie Davies


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Julie joined the Business School in June 2015 to develop the University’s subject team in HRM/D and CIPD professional programmes which have been offered by the University for over 40 years.

Julie was awarded a PhD at Warwick University for research on the strategizing practices of hybrid upper middle managers. She is a law and modern languages graduate. Julie completed the International Teachers Program at Kellogg School of Management and Harvard Law School’s negotiation workshop.

Julie worked at the Chartered Association of Business Schools for nine years where she was Deputy Chief Executive and led the international strategy on capacity building programmes and networking activities. Previously, Julie worked in human resource management in three London teaching hospitals and community services as well as in the University of London. Julie was a senior manager in UCL’s Chemistry Department and at City University. Julie has tutored on the Open University Business School’s MBA since 1996, including programmes in Ethiopia and Eritrea and Russia. She lectured at Birkbeck on the MSc in HRD and Consultancy. Julie is an MBTI, OPQ32 and FIRO-B assessor and executive coach. Julie has also delivered workshops on research methods for interns in the City of London, and co-designed and co-taught an HRM module for Cass Business School at the Bank of China in Suzhou. Julie taught in secondary, private tertiary and higher education and managed Queen’s Anniversary award winning distance learning programmes internationally at the School of Oriental and African Studies.

Research Expertise and Interests

  • International business 
  • Management education
  • Research impact cases 
  • HRM in SMEs 
  • Professional ethics 
  • Autoethnography 

Research Degree Supervision

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Projects 2016 2019

SHARPEN: SMEs Human resource attraction, retention and performance enhancement network

Davies, J., Emsell, P., Kevill, A. & Herath, D.


Project: ResearchEU Government

Research Output 2014 2018

Open Access
public sector
Open Access
Open Access

Brexit means...

Alajoutsijarvi, K., Kettunen, K. & Davies, J. 2017 Global Focus, 11, 1, p. 26-30 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle

Open Access
business school
reform policy

Activities 2016 2017

  • 11 Oral presentation

Institutional Logics and Regulatory Changes: A Case Study of New Entrants in the UK’s Management Education Field

Davies, J. (Speaker), Kimmo Alajoutsijarvi (Speaker), Kerttu Kettunen (Speaker)
5 Sep 20177 Sep 2017

Activity: Oral presentation

The Research Impact Agenda and Gender

Davies, J. (Speaker), Emily Yarrow (Speaker)
4 Aug 2017

Activity: Oral presentation

The Scholar-Practitioner within Management: Perspectives and Prospects

Davies, J. (Speaker), Paul Ellwood (Speaker), Lisa Anderson (Speaker), Aileen Lawless (Speaker), Clare Rigg (Speaker)
5 Sep 2017

Activity: Oral presentation

The Consummate Management Scholar

Davies, J. (Speaker)
23 Aug 2017

Activity: Oral presentation