We conduct funded, unfunded and applied research into various areas of HRM and Organisational Behaviour. A few examples of our projects:

Coaching for Creativity – in Context

Led by Professor Helen Shipton and Dr Margarita Nyfoudi (University of Birmingham)

Coaching for Creativity is an innovative framework that optimises creativity and innovation in individuals and teams using coaching techniques. The framework uses in-depth data collection and analysis to identify skill gaps, inform insights with leadership and team members, and enhance defined competencies for organisational development and growth.

Structuring for Voice

Led by Professors Helen Shipton and Daniel King

Turning the spotlight on employee voice, this project uncovers factors that influence voice, in particular why, when and how voice influences outcomes in the conventional workplace and beyond.


Led by Professor Daniel King

In collaboration with colleagues across the university, a range of methods has been developed that facilitates the evaluation of government and EU funded programmes. This includes:

  • Department for Dgital Culture, Media and Sports 50+ Volunteering.
  • D2N2 Growth Hub ScaleUp
  • ERDF Enabling Innovation.