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Director of Public Policy Research Cluster, Director of Research and Senior Lecturer in Organisation Studies, University of Exeter

Research interests
Skilled migration
Corporate reputation
Talent management
Business and political elites
Social networks

Will’s research focuses on three areas. First, on the mobility, economic impact and social networks of highly skilled migrants. Specifically, he is focusing on the management of global talent in a range of economic sectors across different countries. Second, on how reputation and leadership is built and sustained within different types of institutions, with a particular focus on professional service firms. Third, on some of the methodological, fieldwork and practical challenges with interviewing business and political elites.


  • –present
    Senior Lecturer in Organisation Studies, Director of Research (Organisation Studies), University of Exeter