I am a specialist in strategy and organizational change. I take a particular interest in what people do in the development of strategy and have therefore studied away days and workshops as well as conducting longitudinal studies with a range of FTSE-listed organizations, major public-sector organizations and SMEs. I have published extensively on these topics including "Managing change: enquiry and action" (Cambridge University Press, 2012 with Nic Beech) and "Strategic Management: strategists at work" (Palgrave, 2015 with Donald MacLean).
I Chair the Chartered Association of Business Schools, was formerly the Chair of the charity Turning Point Scotland and sit on the Council of the British Academy of Management. I am a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology, the Academy of Social Sciences and the British Academy of Management.