I joined Aston Business School in 2005 upon the completion of my PhD at Warwick Business School.
I am teaching Strategic Management modules at Undergraduate and Postgraduate level. I maintain a weblog with material and examples related to my teaching http://strat-man.blogspot.com/.
I am the Director of MSc Strategy and International Business.
I am the Co-Chair of the Strategic Foresight SIG at the British Academy of Management.
My main research interest concerns the processes and practices within Strategy Development.
Past and current research has examined the impact of Performance Measurement/Management systems, such as the Balanced Scorecard, on strategy making.
I am also working on Strategic Foresight, specialising in the impact of Perceived Environmental Uncertainty on strategic decision making and the utilisation of Strategic Foresight tools, such as Scenario Planning for dealing with uncertainty when strategising.
I also have an active research interest on the application of management practises in SMEs.
Measurement/Management (PMM) and Strategic Foresight influence the strategy development process. Furthermore, I am investigating the impact of strategy tools associated with these activities: Balanced Scorecard from PMM and Scenario Planning from Strategic Foresight.
I am working with the Centre of Executive Development on the provision of management development programmes in a range of formats: open programmes, executive development programmes and highly customised programmes.