David is the Deputy Head Research and Enterprise within the Leadership and Management Department of the Lord Ashcroft International Business School. His responsibilities include coordinating and leading income generation and research opportunities for the department and also in partnership with other key stakeholders. Additionally he is a Principal Lecturer, delivering a wide range of Corporate Strategy and Leadership courses on undergraduate, post graduate and professional accreditation programmes. He undertakes International work on behalf of the University, guest lectures, moderation, agent representation, student recruitment events and delivery of bespoke training courses. His International experience has been gained from working in countries including China, Malaysia, Trinidad and Russia
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Prior to joining Anglia Ruskin University, David spent the previous 12 years as a Senior Manager within the Police service. He was responsible for a range of engineering and logistics functions along with developing strategic and collaborative partnerships including the MOD, Civil service, Secret Service and commercial entities. He also was a bronze commander for major incidents and has worked collaboratively with a range of high level government ministries.
David has always had a great interest in research and academic development and it was during this time he completed an Honours Degree and an MBA. Both degree research dissertations delivered both cashable and non-cashable efficiency savings into the organisation. Having thoroughly enjoyed participating in and completing his MBA, he wished to continue his academic and professional development. David was awarded, by the National Policing Improvement Agency, a Bramshill PhD Research Fellowship to conduct research into a topical emerging Police related subject.
PhD Thesis Title: An Investigation into the Prevalence and Effects of Transcultural Relativism in Police Back Office Collaborative Ventures
David's chosen area of research interest is ameliorating the influences of organisational collaborative cultures, particularly the effects of transcultural relativism in collaborative organisational subgroups. The influences of transcultural relativism pervades through organisations and its characteristics influence the intended performance outcomes and benefits realisation plans.
Within his current role David is also Senior Lecturer, delivering a wide range of Corporate Strategy and Leadership courses on undergraduate, postgraduate and professional accreditation programmes. He has also created and delivered a wide range of bespoke programmes for clients, both in the UK and globally.
Journal Papers under Construction
Conference and Presentation. CIPFA, Journal of Finance in the Public Sector 2009.
Media trained to deliver commentary across strategic management issues concerning the Public Sector, especially the Police Service.