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Mr Hugh Waters

PhD Student

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Hugh has project managed an Arts Council England funded research project #Unlimited Value in partnership with Libraries Unlimited, the Real Ideas Organization and Open Data Institute. This high profile project seeks to help libraries develop and capture their impact on local communities, and connect this social value to financial value using alternative forms of organizing independent from the public sector.

 Hugh received a First-Class Honours degree from the University of Plymouth and MRes (with Distinction) from the University of Exeter being awarded the 'Jonathan Young Scholarship' to enable his research.

Hugh is a current PhD Scholar within the department of Management, attaining a fully-funded studentship from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). His current research focuses on how transforming into a Public Service Mutual impacts upon an organisations identity from pre spin out stage to several years beyond spin out. Most recently working in partnership with a team of academics and the Department for Digital Culture Media and Sport to develop a guidance document 'Leadership Development in Public Service Mutuals: A Practical Guide'.

Hugh is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development

 

Qualifications

BSc Management
MRes Management
PCAP

 

Twitter: @H_Waters_

Research interests

Leadership 
Organisational Change
Identity
 

Research projects

Thesis Working Title: What are the challenges a ‘public service’ organisation faces during a major change and how do people experiencing this process of change negotiate identity challenges?

Supervisory Team:

Professor Beverley Hawkins
Professor William Harvey
Professor Tim Coles

Grant Awards

2018       Award from University of Exeter Business School Impact Fund: Extending the reach and  significance of ‘Unlimited Value’ impact with a focus on Action Learning

2018       Award from Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE): Public Service Libraries: Joint Venture Support and Peer Mentoring Network, Co-investigator

2016       Award from Arts Council England: Enhancing the understanding of the social value of libraries: Grant 07648, Co-investigator 

2015       Award from the ESRC to run Seminar/Discussion Series across the Universities of Bristol, Bath and Exeter

2015       Award from the ESRC of a 3 year Full PhD Studentship and Fees with Research Training Support Grant

2015       Award from the University of Exeter Business School 3 year PhD Full fees and stipend – this was rejected in favour of ESRC Award

2015       Award from University of Bristol School of Economics, Finance and Management - Full fees and stipend – this was rejected in favour of ESRC Award

 

Research networks

British Academy of Management

Hugh is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. He has taught both undergraduate and postgraduate students at the University of Exeter, supervising dissertations and lecturing on topics of Leadership and organisational change. Hugh has also developed a range of experiential learning opportunities for undergraduate, postgraduate and MBA cohorts linked to a live research case study.

Modules

09/16 - 12/16      University of Exeter, BEM2018 International Management & Globalisation

09/16 - 02/17      University of Exeter, BEM2020 Organisational Behaviour

11/16                   University of Exeter, CLS1001 Leadership and Teams