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Dr Daniel Doherty

Dr Daniel Doherty

Lecturer in Marketing


Streatham Court, University of Exeter, Rennes Drive, Exeter, EX4 4PU, UK

Dr Daniel Doherty is a Lecturer at the University of Exeter Business School, where he first began to teach on a part-time basis in 2009. He hold a BSc in Economics, an MEd and a PhD in management practice, all gained from University of Bristol, where he also taught in the Department of  Management between 2006 and 2011.

Dr Doherty’s current fields of interest and of teaching include Consumer Behaviour, Human Resources and Change Management. He has a strong interest in management consulting, and in particular taking a critical view of the practice of coaching and mentoring within organisations. Prior to returning to academia he enjoyed 30 years of global management consulting practice, specialising in Business Strategy, Organisation Development and Strategic Human Resource Management. This career embraced living and working in South Africa, South East Asia and the USA.

Nationality: British


PhD, MEd, BSc (Econ), PGCE, FCIPD


Research interests

  • Narrative methods and autoethnographic approaches
  • Coaching and Mentoring Practice
  • Management consulting and change

Dr Doherty's areas of research interest include the use and understanding of interpretive research methods, including narrative inquiry generally and in particular the use of writing as reflective practice to explore issues relating to the professional development of managers and of specialists.

Awards and Honours

  • Chartered Fellow, Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development
  • Master Practitioner, Coaching and Mentoring, European Mentoring and Coaching Council
  • Best paper, British Academy of Management conference 2009, Management Consulting Special Interest Group.

Conferences and invited presentations

  • Newcastle University Business School Invitation Research Seminar, May 2010. ‘Crossing the Bridge’ an exploration of the use of autoethnography and narrative approaches to research in Management’
  • Warwick Business School May 2009.  ‘Manipulated between totalities: a narrative of transit between alterities in management consulting.’ Part of ESRC Abjection and Alterity in the Workplace Series.
  • Wits Business School, Johannesburg August 2009, ‘An exploration of  narrative approaches to psychogeography in management’.

External positions

  • External Examiner, Sunderland Business School
  • Programme Quality Assurance, Oxford Brookes Business School
  • Executive Director, Research and Ethics, European Mentoring and Coaching Council.

Dr Doherty is interested in teaching across a broad spectrum of management practice and in enlivening his teaching through reference to current dilemmas and developmental challenges; both at an individual and a systemic level.  Students say they enjoy his lively and high involvement approach to their learning.

Modules taught

  • BEM 2016 – Consumer Behaviour
  • BEM 3014  - Crisis Change and Creativity



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