Richard Jefferies

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Current research activities

My research interests lie in the realm of Organisation Development and Change.  My current research focus is on an exploration of the radical organisational change process which led to the creation of a single national police service for Scotland.  

Target collaborative organisations

Police Scotland

Scottish Government 

Scottish Insitute for Policing Research (SIPR)


Desired research direction

I would like to expand my research of organisational change processes into other public sector organisations and large complex private sector companies.  

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities

External positions

Glasgow Hub Lead, Chartered Management Institute

1 May 2020 → …

Council Member, British Academy of Management

1 Jan 2015 → …


  • HD28 Management. Industrial Management
  • Organisation Development
  • Change Management
  • Leadership Studies
  • Organisational Culture
  • Education
  • Digital Education
  • Digital cultures
  • Pedagogy
  • Professional Practice
  • Learning Analytics
  • Mobile


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