Dr Hugh Waters

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  • Qualifications:BSc, MRes (Exon), PhD (Exon), FHEA, Academic MCIPD
  • Position:Senior 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 Senior Lecturer at the University of the West of England Bristol Business School, where he holds a range of responsibilities across undergraduate, postgraduate, executive and CPD programmes.  Hugh leads several undergraduate modules Leading and Managing People, Organisational Leadership and Evidencing Work-based Learning aligned to the Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship standard. In addition he has leadership responsibility for the final year undergraduate module Advances in Leadership.

Prior to joining UWE Hugh taught at University College Cork and the University of Exeter, supervising students and lecturing on leadership and organisational behaviour. 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 in the areas of leadership, organisational change and identity where his previous work focused on organisational transformation, notably 'Public Service Mutual' forms of organising. Hugh has worked with the public and charitable sectors in both the UK and Ireland to lead 'action focused research' most recently focusing on Talent Management Development in the public sector. 


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