Dr Hugh Waters

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  • Qualifications:BSc, MRes, FHEA, Academic MCIPD, CMBE
  • Position:Lecturer in Organisation Studies
  • Department:Faculty of Business and Law (FBL)
  • Telephone:+4411732 81235
  • Email:Hugh.Waters@uwe.ac.uk
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About me

Hugh Waters is a Lecturer at the University of the West of England Bristol Business School, where he conducts research and teaches in the areas of leadership, organisational change and social entrepreneurship. 

Prior to joining UWE Hugh taught at the University of Exeter since 2016, supervising students and lecturing on leadership, organisational behaviour and international management. Hugh also took a lead role on curriculum enhancement, developing a range of experiential learning opportunities for undergraduate, postgraduate and MBA cohorts as a Research Fellow for the Unlimited Value project 2016 - 2018. Prior to academia Hugh worked in both hospitality and financial services, latterly with Brewin Dolphin.

Hugh received a First-Class Honours degree from the University of Plymouth and an MRes (with Distinction) and PhD from the University of Exeter Business School (Centre for Leadership Studies) where he was both a 'Jonathan Young' and Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Scholar. Hugh is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and Academic Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.

Hugh is committed to engaged research and knowledge exchange where his current work focuses on organisational transformation, notably 'Public Service Mutual' forms of organising. Hugh has worked with local and national government to lead 'action focused research', recently working in partnership with colleagues and the Department for Digital Culture Media and Sport to develop guidance on 'Leadership Development in Public Service Mutuals'.


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