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Mr James Berry
Engineering Front Building 4.12
Gower St
  • Lecturer
  • UCL School of Management
  • Faculty of Engineering Science
UCL Principal Supervisor,UCL Subsidiary Supervisor

James Berry is an Assistant Professor (Lecturer) at the UCL School of Management. Before joining UCL, he obtained his PhD in Organizational Behavior from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


Jim brings a diverse background to his research and teaching. Previous experience founding a software company, starting a consultancy group, leading technology R&D efforts, and writing anti-terrorism textbooks, allows Jim to ground theoretical discussions with an applied perspective. This previous work also helps in attempting to address meaningful questions with his research. Jim extends his work using extensive engagement with entrepreneurs and companies around growth and innovation issues.


Jim is a member of the Academy of Management (AoM), the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP), the Society for Judgment and Decision Making (SJDM), the American Psychological Association (APA) and the Association for Psychological Science (APS).

Research Summary

Jim’s area of expertise is broadly based around the topics of creativity and innovation.

Questions about how ideas are generated, evaluated, selected and ultimately implemented are central to his research interests. He works with companies in the field as well as participants in the lab to advance our understanding of the creative process and how it applies in organizations.  His research has been published in the Academy of Management Journal and Organizational Research Methods. 


Teaching Summary

Jim currently teaches "Innovation Management" and "Entrepreneurship and Innovation" at UCL. He also teaches “Negotiations” at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and has led executive education courses on strategic planning, change management, innovation, negotiations, and facilitation for various organisations and groups. He has served as the internal reviewer for Sebastiano Massaro's PhD Viva Defense.

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