Dr Bob Townley
Lecturer in Management

Profile

Biography

Bob joined The York Management School in October 2018, having previously worked in a range of organisations (public and private) and in a freelance capacity. He is an experienced lecturer, researcher and evaluator, specialising in work, learning and skills, diversity, mental health, leadership and organisations. During his career he has completed 50 funded research and evaluation studies and provided consultancy to a range of organisations, including the European Commission and Welsh Government. He has also managed research and policy teams and commissioned research projects, including in Further Education and the Creative Industries.

Bob has brought this range of experience together in completing a psychoanalytically-informed PhD study of change, loss and mourning within organisations and has extended his research interests into the life experiences of refugees and asylum seekers across the EU. He has previously taught at London South Bank University and the University of Leicester, as well as facilitating workshops and delivering training to organisation managers and community groups.

This year he will be involved in teaching and supporting the modules: Practising Strategy and Qualitative Research Methods, as well as supervising a number of Masters’ dissertation students.

Subject Group

Work Management and Organisation

Publications

Full publications list

Townley, B. and Wilks-Heeg, S. (1999) ‘Democratic Evaluation: Putting principles into practice’, Local Economy, Vol 14. No 1. 27-42.

Blundell, B., Daunton, L., Saunders, M. and Townley, B. (1996) ‘Strategic Interventions? Realising the potential of strategic training and development for high performance’, Management Research News, Vol 19. No 4/5. 47-49.

Teaching

Postgraduate

This year he will be involved in teaching and supporting the modules: Practising Strategy and Qualitative Research Methods, as well as supervising a number of Masters’ dissertation students.

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The York Management School
University of York
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Heslington
York YO10 5GD

Email: bob.townley@york.ac.uk