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Prof Julie Davies
Room 219
One Pool Street
UCL East
E20 2AF
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  • Professor and Director of MBA Health
  • Global Business School for Health
  • Faculty of Pop Health Sciences

Julie Davies is Professor (Teaching), Deputy Director (EDI) and Director of the MBA Health programme in the UCL Global Business School for Health (GBSH). She is an Associate Editor of Human Resource Development Review and co-chairs the research development committee for the University Forum for Human Resource Development. She is a member of EFMD’s annual MBA conference steering committee. Julie is a Trustee of Kirkwood Hospice where she serves on the investment and finance and resources committees. 

Previously, Julie was a Reader in Leadership Development in the Faculty of Business and Law at Manchester Metropolitan University and Subject Group Leader for Research & Enterprise in Huddersfield Business School. She was Deputy Chief Executive of the Chartered Association of Business Schools where she launched and directed the International Deans’ Programme with EFMD which included study visits with deans to business schools globally. Julie co-facilitates deans’ programmes for the Association of Asia-Pacific Business Schools. She was also Director of Administration in City University's School of Social Sciences. Julie managed Queen’s Anniversary Prize winning postgraduate programmes in finance and economics at the School of Oriental and African Studies. She was Resources Manager in UCL’s Chemistry Department. In the National Health Service, Julie was seconded to the change management team for the opening of Chelsea & Westminster Hospital and she worked in human resources in family and community services, oncology, paediatrics, maternity services, and facilities in central London.

Julie completed her undergraduate degree in Russian and English at Birmingham University and an LLB from the Open University where she also gained an MA in Education. She has a Postgraduate Certificate in Education from Sheffield University and Postgraduate Certificate in Personnel from the University of Westminster. Julie received an MBA in Kingston Business School and a PhD in strategic management from Warwick University. Her PhD thesis examined Hybrid upper middle manager strategizing practices. Julie is a Practitioner Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, and Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and Association of University Administrators. Julie is a qualified executive coach and psychometrics assessor. She has been a visiting scholar in the Centre for the Study of Higher Education in the University of Melbourne. 

Research Summary
Julie’s research interests include leadership and middle management development, particularly professional hybrids in management education and healthcare. HRM/HRD; ethnic minority micro-entrepreneurship; workplace inclusion and well-being; research impact using qualitative research methods such as case studies and semi-structured interviews. She is currently working with Dr Kamal Gulati, AIIMS New Delhi, on a project on medical leadership development in England and India, and with the Health Holding Company in Saudi Arabia on workforce transformation in the last phase of life model of care. 

Julie welcomes prospective doctoral students (PhD, DBA) from a range of different backgrounds (including from developing countries and under-represented groups) who are interested in research at the intersection of health and management, particularly related to qualitative studies from individual-level and workforce perspectives.  

Associate Editor for Human Resource Development Review 2020-23. She has published in journals such as Academy of Management Learning & Education; Employee Relations; Gender, Work & Organization; Journal of Business Research; Journal of Small Business Management; Stress and Health as well as BMJ Leader blog, Nature Index and the LSE Impact of Social Science blog. 

Julie is currently researching early pregnancy endings in the workplace and transitions into Advanced Clinical Practitioner roles. In January 2023, she was the lead author of a Routledge book entitled "Leading a business school". Julie regularly presents her research at Academy of Management, British Academy of Management, EGOS, and Gender, Work and Organization conferences. 

She led the UK research team for a three-year five-country Erasmus Plus project (SHARPEN) on HRM in regional SMEs and a Health Education England project on workforce redesign in the acute assessment unit of a rural general hospital. Julie has completed projects on workforce redesign in acute services in a rural general hospital. 

ORCID 0000-0002-6875-3100 

Teaching Summary
Julie is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and participated in the International Teachers Program at Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, in addition to Harvard Law School’s Program on Negotiation. She facilitates executive education workshops on topics such as strategic and change management, leadership development, people and performance, and organisational behaviour. 

Julie has taught for the Open University’s MBA since 1995 and designed and delivered executive education workshops in Australia, Belgium, China, Eritrea, Ethiopia, France, Greece, Ireland, Japan, Kuwait, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Russia, South Africa, and Vietnam. She taught on the MSc in HRD and Consultancy at Birkbeck, City University’s MBA in Suzhou, at Warwick Business School, in UCL's School of Management, and at iaelyon School of Management. 

Julie also contributed to AACSB’s Bridge Program at McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University, and the first UK Bridge Program at Bayes Business School. 

Julie teaches qualitative research methods. She facilitates and participates in regular writing retreats. External Examiner at Manchester University 2022-26 for MSc Healthcare Leadership. 

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