HR Subject Group Leader, University of Huddersfield

Dr Julie Davies’s research and teaching interests lie in the areas of international higher education, human resource strategy (especially in SMEs) and professional development (particularly hybrid managers). Her research has been published in journals such as the Academy of Management Learning & Education, Management Learning, Management Decision and the Journal of Management Development.

Julie is the UK lead for the five country Erasmus+ Project HRM in SMEs 2016-19: SHARPEN - SMEs Human Resource Attraction, Retention and Performance Enhancement Network.
Julie is a member of the Interdisciplinary Research on Management Education (IRonME) Group at Jyväskylä University School of Business and Economics and EFMD's doctoral conference steering group. She founded and facilitates the Association of Asia-Pacific Business Schools Deans' Programme.

Julie co-chairs the Association of Asia-Pacific Business Schools’ membership working group and is on the international advisory board of IAE Lyon School of Management. Previously Julie was Deputy Chief Executive of the Association of Business Schools in London where she led the International Deans’ Programme. She taught for Cass Business School in China, the Open University in Russia and East Africa and at Birkbeck. Julie was a senior manager in UCL Chemistry, the School of Oriental and African Studies, City University, and she was seconded to the change management team in the National Health Service for the opening of Chelsea & Westminster Hospital.


  • –present
    HR Subject Group Leader, University of Huddersfield


  • 2014 
    University of Warwick, PhD Strategic Management