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Research Expertise and Interests

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


Dr Julie Davies BA(Hons), LLB(Hons), MA, MBA, PhD (Warwick), PGCE, FCIPD, FHEA, FAUA is Subject Group Leader (Research & Enterprise) at Huddersfield Business School and has been responsible for HRM/D and CIPD approved programmes since 2015. Her research interests include HRM in SMEs, research impact, qualitative research methods, academic leadership and international business school and doctoral education, strategy-as-practice, the data centre industry. Julie is the UK lead for the 2016-19 Erasmus Plus funded ‘SHARPEN’ project on HRM in regional SMEs, with university partners in the Czech Republic, Finland, Germany and Lithuania: https://sharpen/ef/ She is currently working with Airedale Hospital on an evaluation of an acute ward skills mix redesign and ‘ward of the future’ project.

Julie is a Practitioner Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development, Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and Fellow of the Association of University Administrators. She is also a Trustee of Kirkwood Hospice. Julie co-facilitates the annual Association of Asia-Pacific Business School’s (aspiring) deans’ programme. Julie is a current member of the research committees for EFMD and UFHRD and a member of EFMD’s doctoral conference steering committee. She is a member of IRonME, Interdisciplinary Research on Management Education network, Jyväskalä University School of Business and Economics, Finland. Julie is on the editorial advisory board for the Association of University Administrator’s journal Perspectives: Policy & Practice in Higher Education, an assessor for the AUA’s postgraduate certificate in professional practice, and reviewer for Organization Studies. She regularly presents at the annual Academy of Management meeting.

Julie was a Visiting Scholar at the LH Martin Institute, University of Melbourne, in 2017 (November-December). Julie completed the Program on Negotiation at Harvard University, the International Teachers Program at Kellogg, AACSB’s Bridge Program at Georgetown University, Washington, and 2008 BAM/CABS Development Programme for Directors of Research. Previously she was acting CEO, Chartered Association of Business Schools, Associate Lecturer for the Open University MBA for over 20 years, and a sessional lecturer in OD and HR consulting at Birkbeck. Julie also worked as head of administration in UCL Chemistry, she was Director of Administration in City University’s School of Social Sciences, and she managed Queen’s Anniversary Award winning University of London distance learning postgraduate programmes in finance and economics at SOAS. Julie was also an HR Manager in the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, in Riverside’s Family & Community Services Unit, and at Charing Cross Hospital, London. In addition, she was seconded as Change Management Advisor for four hospital mergers and the opening of Chelsea and Westminster Hospital. In 2014-2017, Julie served as a member of the CIPD’s professional development and membership committee. She has facilitated executive education workshops in Australia, China, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Ireland, Kuwait for the national oil company, national bank and Jazeera Airways, the Netherlands, New Zealand, and Russia. During 2008-15, Julie led the ABS/EFMD International Deans’ Programme with three annual workshops world-wide. Julie is a keen advocate of academic writing retreats. @juliedaviesUK @HR_HudBiz Skype: juliedavieslondon

External positions

Trustee, Kirkwood Hospice

1 Nov 2018 → …


  • strategic HRM
  • strategy as practice
  • management education
  • HRD
  • qualitative research methods
  • SMEs
  • business schools

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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 2007 2019

1 Citation (Scopus)
business administration
business school

Can we get more satisfaction? Improving quality of working life survey results in UK universities

Qudah, S., Davies, J. & Deakin, R., 3 Jul 2019, In : Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education. 23, 2-3, p. 39-47 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

working life
mental health
human resource management
business school

The curious under-representation of women impact case leaders: Can we disengender inequality regimes?

Davies, J., Yarrow, E. & Syed, J., 30 Jul 2019, In : Gender, Work and Organization.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

impact research

The Development of a RFID-based Smart Pipeline Tracking and Information Management System

Ji, W., Chen, M., Davies, J., Xu, Z., Wang, B. & Sun, K., 1 Jul 2019, 2018 24th IEEE International Conference on Automation and Computing (ICAC 2018): Improving Productivity through Automation and Computing. Ma, X. (ed.). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 6 p. 8748958

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

Information Management
Radio Frequency Identification
Radio frequency identification (RFID)
Information management

Book review: British universities in the brexit moment: Political, economic and cultural implications

Davies, J., 19 Oct 2018, In : Management Learning. 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Dance Article review

Political economics
Intellectual potential

Activities 2016 2018

  • 13 Oral presentation
  • 1 Poster presentation

Deans’ “boundaried” career patterns: Ensuring the beat goes on

Julie Davies (Speaker), Graeme Currie (Speaker), Andy Lockett (Speaker)
12 Aug 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

A contribution to SEAM with power analysis and technology impact

Julie Davies (Speaker), Emmanuel Monod (Speaker)
11 Aug 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Wellbeing, the lone HR practitioner, and managing volunteers: caring for the carers’ carers

Julie Davies (Speaker), Alex Kevill (Speaker), Dinuka Herath (Speaker)
27 Nov 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesPoster presentation

The Scholar-Practitioner within Management: Perspectives and Prospects

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

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

The Consummate Management Scholar

Julie Davies (Speaker)
23 Aug 2017

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Press / Media

Women left out of impact assessments

Julie Davies & Emily Yarrow


1 media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment