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Prof Paul Hibbert

Prof Paul Hibbert

Professor

Researcher profile

Email
ph24@st-andrews.ac.uk

 

Biography

Paul Hibbert is Professor of Management at the University of St Andrews, Scotland. His research is principally concerned with collaborative and relational processes of organizing and learning.Paul is Co-Director of the InGAME (Innovation for Games and Media Enterprise) research partnership.

He has worked with a wide range of organizations in consultancy, training and professional development roles. The organizations engaged with are numerous, and examples include: The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development; the Scottish Government?s ?Collaborating for Outcomes in the Public Sector? programme; the Scottish Government Change Division; regional and specialist organizations of the National Health Service; the Scottish Episcopal Church; and Fife Health & Social Care Partnership. 

He has also been invited to speak on themes such as collaboration, reflexivity and leadership development at UK and international universities such as: the University of Auckland, the Free University of Berlin, the University of Glasgow, Durham University, the University of New Mexico, Nottingham Trent University, Lancaster University, Queensland University of Technology and the University of Queensland. He was recently invited to be a keynote speaker at the 10th Developing Leadership Capacity Conference in Bristol.

Paul is an Associate Editor of Academy of Management Learning & Education, a former Associate Editor of the Journal of Management Education, and an editorial board member of Management Learning and Organizational Research Methods. His research has been published in those outlets and other leading international journals. Paul is a member of the Council of the British Academy of Management, and from 2018-2019 he was the Chair of the Management Education and Development division of the Academy of Management.

 

Teaching

Focus

In terms of content, my teaching experience covers a breadth of organization studies themes and strategic management topics ? connected through the use of critical approaches and reflective and reflexive practice ? at undergraduate, postgraduate and post-experience (MBA and executive education) levels.

External examining

External examiner experience has included:

  • University of Maynooth Business School, quinquennial review of the whole School;
  • University of Auckland Business School, focussing on BCom (hons) and MCom (hons) dissertations; 
  • Open University Business School, focussing on undergraduate leadership courses;
  • University of Bedfordshire, for the professional doctorate in systemic practice.

External doctoral examinations have been completed for institutions in the UK and Australia.

Leadership and development of teaching and learning

Over several years I have contributed to the leadership and development of approaches to teaching and learning through the organization of professional development workshops. These have been delivered at the Academy of Management, British Academy of Management and Australia and New Zealand Academy of Management conferences, The central idea behind this body of work has been that research and teaching can not only be connected, but can support dialogue that is developmental in both directions. These workshops include:

Arbaugh, J., Bridgman, T., Fornaciari, C., Forray, J., Foster, W. Hibbert, P., Lund Dean, K. and Wright, A. (2018) AMLE: The Scholarship of Teaching, Learning, and Education. Professional Development Workshop for the Academy of Management Conference, Chicago, USA.

Forray, J., Arbaugh, J., Bridgman, T., Fornaciari, C., Hibbert, P., Quinn Trank, C. and Lund Dean, K. (2017) The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning: How to Conduct Great Research. Professional Development Workshop for the Academy of Management Conference, Atlanta, USA.

Köhler, T., Hibbert, P., Beech, N. and Wright, A. (2016) Research in Management Learning and Education: How to Design and Conduct Great Teaching and Learning Research. Professional Development Workshop for the ANZAM Conference, Brisbane, Australia.

Wright, A., Köhler, T. and Hibbert, P. (2015) Research in Management Learning and Education: Projects in and for the Classroom. Professional Development Workshop for the Academy of Management Conference, Vancouver, Canada.

Wright, A., Köhler, T. and Hibbert, P. (2014) Research in Management Learning and Education: Developing Project Ideas. Research workshop for the ANZAM conference, Sydney. 

Billsberry, J., Hibbert, P., and Wright, A. (2013) Threshold Concepts in Management Education. Professional Development Workshop for the Academy of Management Conference, Orlando, USA.

Cunliffe, C., Hibbert, P., Hirschl, M., Locke K. and Nandram, S. (2011) Balancing Eastern and Western Philosophies in a Reflexive Exploration of Self: Implications for Practice, Teaching and Research. Symposium presented to the Academy of Management Conference, San Antonio, USA.

Hibbert, P., Cunliffe, C., Livesey, S., and Orr, K. (2010) Daring to Care: Learning, Teaching and Being Reflexive in Management Education. Professional Development Workshop for the Academy of Management Conference, Montreal, Canada.

Cassell, C., Ramsey, C. and Hibbert, P. (2010) Reflexivity: a building block of management learning and inquiry? Workshop for the British Academy of Management Conference, Sheffield. 

Cunliffe, A., Hibbert, P., Livesey, S. and Vince, R. (2009) Can You Teach It? Building Reflexivity in Management Practice. Professional Development Workshop for the Academy of Management Conference, Chicago, USA.

The principal of dialogue between research and teaching and learning is also evident in my publications. For example, I have published articles in the Journal of Management Education and the Academy of Management Learning and Education journal which not only offer theoretical contributions to research debates but also offer insights for practice in teaching and learning. 

Research areas

Overview

My research is principally concerned with collaborative and relational processes of organizing and learning. I also have related interests in how these processes apply to the conduct of research (in particular the role of reflexivity in such processes) and the practice of management education. 

Awards and recognition

My research programme has been recognized with six best paper awards and the British Academy of Management's Medal for Knowledge Development. My work features in leading international journals, and I have also delivered invited research presentations at numerous locations including the University of Glasgow, the Free University of Berlin, The University of New Mexico, the University of Auckland, Queensland University of Technology, the University of Queensland, Nottingham Trent University, Durham University and Lancaster University.

Editorial and Learned Society Leadership Roles

I am an Associate Editor of Academy of Management Learning and Education, a former Associate Editor of Management Learning (and a current board member), the Journal of Management Education and Management Teaching Review. I am also an editorial board member of Organizational Research Methods and Management Teaching Review. I was a co-guest-editor of a special edition (2015) of the Journal of Management Education on ?Threshold Concepts? and a special edition (2018) on ?Management Education in Turbulent Times?.

In 2014 I was elected to the executive committee of the Academy of Management?s Management Education and Development (MED) Division (which has approximately 2000 members), and in 2015 elected to a leadership role for the Division. In 2016 that role involved leading the professional development workshop agenda in order to develop a two-day programme. In 2017, I organized the scholarly conference programme for the division (19 multi-paper panels and 10 interdisciplinary symposia). From 2018-2019, I was the Division Chair.

I am also a current British Academy of Management Council member, with a particular focus on the Management Knowledge and Education portfolio. In addition (as travel arrangements permit) I have been an active member of the Australia and New Zealand Academy of Management, where my work was recognized with a best paper award and funding for pedagogic research.

Selected publications

 

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