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Dr Will Harvey

Dr Will Harvey

Senior Lecturer, Director of Research in Organisation Studies, and Director of Public Policy research cluster

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

Will received a first class honours degree from the University of Durham and an MPhil (with Distinction) and Ph.D from the University of Cambridge, where he was a Millennium Scholar.  Will studied for a year at the University of California, Berkeley and was a Visiting Scholar at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.  After his doctorate, Will received a Commonwealth and Canadian Government Fellowship at the University of British Columbia and a Research Fellowship at the University of Oxford. Before moving to Exeter, Will was a Lecturer at the University of Sydney Business School. Will joined the University of Exeter Business School in 2013 and is also currently an Honorary Senior Lecturer in Work and Organisational Studies at the University of Sydney.

Will has taught undergraduate, postgraduate, MBA and EMBA students at the University of Cambridge, the University of Oxford, the University of British Columbia and the University of Sydney. His current work focuses on how companies can build, sustain and rehabilitate their reputations and leadership among different stakeholders, with a particular focus on professional service firms.  He has also conducted extensive work on the movement and economic impact of foreign talent in the US, Canada, Australia and the UK.  Will has published in the fields of management, sociology, industrial relations and geography, and has also conducted research, case studies and consultancy work for Rio Tinto in Madagascar, Mercer in the US, Eni in the Republic of Congo and China Radio International and the Shanghai Government in China.

Outside of work, Will is a very keen sportsman and traveller.  On the sporting front, he plays hockey, tennis, cricket and squash competitively and recreationally.  He is also a qualified rugby union referee and coach, and has recently run the Sydney and Paris marathons.  On the travelling front, Will has lived in America, Canada, South Africa, the UK and Australia, and has conducted research, presented his work and travelled to multiple countries across five different continents.

Administrative responsibilities

  • Director of the Public Policy research cluster
  • Director of Reseach in Organisation Studies

Nationality: British

Twitter: twitter.com/willsharvey

Research

Research interests

  • Skilled migration
  • Corporate reputation
  • Leadership
  • Talent management
  • Business and political elites
  • Social networks

Will’s research focuses on three areas. First, on the mobility, economic impact and social networks of highly skilled migrants. Specifically, he is focusing on the management of global talent in a range of economic sectors across different countries. Second, on how reputation and leadership is built and sustained within different types of institutions, with a particular focus on professional service firms. Third, on some of the methodological, fieldwork and practical challenges with interviewing business and political elites.

Will has recently co-edited a book on international human resource management with Cambridge University Press.  He has also published in a range of journals in business and management, sociology, geography and industrial relations including: Journal of Management Development, Work and Occupations, Employee Relations, Population, Space and Place, Qualitative Research, Global Networks, Asian Population Studies and Geoforum.

Current research activity

Will is currently working on three projects.  First, on how reputation and leadership is built, managed and signalled within professional service firms and he is currently focusing on the management consulting and executive search sectors.  Second, he is looking at the global mobility of talent with a particular interest in the role of different actors and intermediaries who influence whether people move to certain countries and organisations.  Third, he is focusing on how to most effectively gain access to, conduct research on and provide feedback to business and political elites.

Key publications | Publications by category | Publications by year

Publications by category


Books

Ozbilgin MF, Groutsis D, Harvey WS (eds)(2014). International Human Resource Management. Cambridge, Cambridge University Press.

Journal articles

Harvey WS, Morris T, Müller Santos M (In Press). Reputation and identity conflict in management consulting. Human Relations Abstract.  Full text.
van den Broek D, Harvey W, Groutsis D (2016). Commercial migration intermediaries and the segmentation of skilled migrant employment. Work, Employment & Society, 30(3), 523-534. Full text.
Knight E, Harvey W (2015). Managing exploration and exploitation paradoxes in creative organisations. Management Decision, 53(4), 809-827. Abstract.  Full text.
Harvey WS, Groutsis D (2015). Reputation and talent mobility in the Asia Pacific. Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources, 53(1), 22-40. Abstract.  Full text.
Groutsis D, van den Broek D, Harvey WS (2015). Transformations in Network Governance: the Case of Migration Intermediaries. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 41(10), 1558-1576. Abstract.  Full text.
Harvey WS, Parry S, Vorbach P (2014). Managing Leadership and Cultural Change at Beak and Johnston: a Work in Progress. Global Business and Organizational Excellence, 33(6), 43-50. Abstract.  Full text.
Harvey WS (2014). Winning the global talent war: a policy perspective. Journal of Chinese Human Resource Management, 5(1), 62-74. Abstract.  Full text.
Harvey WS (2013). Victory can be yours in the global war for talent. Human Resource Management International Digest, 21(1), 37-40. Full text.
Harvey WS (2012). Brain circulation to the UK? Knowledge and investment flows from highly skilled British expatriates in Vancouver. Journal of Management Development, 31(2), 173-186. Abstract.  Full text.
Harvey W (2012). Labour market experiences of skilled British migrants in Vancouver. Employee Relations, 34(6), 658-669. Abstract.
Harvey WS, Groutsis D (2012). Skilled migrants in the Middle East: definitions, mobility and integration. International Journal of Business and Globalisation, 8(4), 438-453. Abstract.  Full text.
Harvey W (2011). British and Indian scientists moving to the U.S. Work and Occupations: an international sociological journal, 38(1), 68-100. Full text.
Harvey WS (2011). How do University of Oxford students form reputations of companies?. Regional Insights, 2, 12-13.
Harvey WS (2011). Strategies for conducting elite interviews. Qualitative Research, 11(4), 431-441. Abstract.
Harvey WS (2010). Methodological Approaches for Interviewing Elites. Geography Compass, 4(3), 193-205. Abstract.  Full text.
Harvey W (2009). British and Indian scientists in the U.S. considering returning to their home countries. Population, Space and Place, 15(6), 493-508.
Harvey WS (2008). Brain circulation?. British and Indian scientists in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Asian Population Studies, 4(3), 293-309. Abstract.  Full text.
Harvey WS (2008). British and Indian expatriate scientists finding jobs in Boston. Global Networks: a Journal of Transnational Affairs, 8(4), 453-473. Abstract.  Full text.
Harvey W (2008). The social networks of British and Indian expatriate scientists in Boston. Geoforum, 1756-1765. Full text.

Chapters

Harvey WS, Beaverstock JV (2016). Diverging experiences of work and social networks abroad: Highly-skilled British migrants in Singapore, Vancouver and Boston. In van Riemsdijk M, Wang Q (Eds.) Rethinking International Skilled Migration: a Place-Based and Spatial Perspective, Abingdon: Routledge. Abstract.  Full text.
Finlayson D, Harvey WS (2016). The Importance of Followership and Reputation in an HR consulting firm. In Koonce R, Bligh M, Carsten M, Hurwitz M (Eds.) Followership in Action: Cases and Commentaries, Bingley, UK: Emerald Group Publishing Ltd. Full text.
Mitchell VW, Harvey WS (2015). Corporate brand: Professional service firms. In  (Ed) Corporate Branding: Areas, Arenas and Approaches, 130-148.
Mitchell VW, Harvey WS (2015). Corporate reputation in professional service firms. In Melewar TC (Ed) Corporate branding: areas, arenas and approaches.  Abstract.
Harvey WS (2015). Leadership, cultural and performance change in MeatPack. In Lattimore S, McShane A, Travaglione MO, Travaglione T (Eds.) Organisational Behaviour on the Pacific Rim, New York: McGraw-Hill.
Harvey WS, Mitchell VW (2015). Marketing and reputation within professional service firms. In Empston L, Muzio D, Broschak JP, Hinings B (Eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Professional Service Firms, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 279-303.  Abstract.
Ozbilgin MF, Groutsis D, Harvey WS (2014). Conclusion to international human resource management. In Ozbilgin MF, Groutsis D, Harvey WS (Eds.) , Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 236-243.
Harvey WS (2014). Defining and connecting CSR, reputation, image, identity, brand, legitimacy, status and diversity. In Karatas-Ozkan M, Nicolopoulou K, Ozbiligin MF (Eds.) Corporate Social Responsibility and Human Resource Management: a Diversity Perspective, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 31-50.
Ozbilgin MF, Groutsis D, Harvey WS (2014). Introduction: a multilevel approach to international human resource management. In  (Ed) , Cambridge University Press, 1-5.
Harvey WS (2014). Reputation in the international context. In Ozbilgin MF, Groutsis D, Harvey WS (Eds.) , Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 165-178.  Abstract.
Harvey WS, Morris T, Smets M (2013). Corporate reputation: definitions and dimensions. In Vaagt CH, Association IB (Eds.) Law Firm Strategies for the 21st Century, Globe Law and Business, 223-233.
Harvey WS, Morris T (2012). A labor of love? Understanding reputation formation within the labour market. In Barnett ML, Pollock TG (Eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Corporate Reputation, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 341-360.  Abstract.
Harvey WS (2011). Immigration and emigration decisions among highly skilled British expatriates in Vancouver. In Nicolopoulou K, Karata-Ozkan M, Tatli A (Eds.) Global Knowledge Work, Edward Elgar Publishing, 33-56.  Abstract.

Conferences

Osman S, Harvey WS (In Press). Aligning individual and organisational values to build organisational reputation. 30th British Academy of Management (BAM).
Osman S, Harvey WS (In Press). Building corporate reputation through organisational values: a case study in Malaysia. 29th British Academy of Management (BAM).
Groutsis D, van den Broek D, Harvey WS (In Press). Conceptualising Migration Intermediaries: Network governance and skilled migration. European Academy of Management Annual (EURAM) Annual Meeting.
Harvey WS, Groutsis D, van den Broek D (In Press). Defining the expanding role of intermediaries in the skilled migration labour market. 28th European Group for Organizational Studies (EGOS).
Harvey WS, Spee AP (In Press). Disclosing and sharing qualitative fieldwork practices: challenges and opportunities. 7th Academy of Management.
Harvey WS, Beaverstock JV (In Press). Experts managing diversification: Reputation threat and change in retained executive search. 32nd European Group of Organization Studies (EGOS).
Harvey WS, Morris T, Muller Santon M (In Press). Exploring how different forms of reputation interact in a global management consulting firm. 30th European Group for Organization Studies (EGOS).
Harvey WS, Groutsis D, van den Broek D (In Press). Exploring the impact of skilled migrant intermediaries on reputation. 31st European Group of Organization Studies (EGOS).
Harvey WS, Morris T (In Press). How are Reputation and Quality Built within Management Consultancy Firms?. 71st Academy of Management (AoM) Annual Meeting.
Li H, Harvey WS (In Press). Leading, knowing and growing from a Wu Wei perspective: a study of logistics SMEs in Shanghai, China. 30th British Academy of Management (BAM).
Harvey WS, Morris T, Mueller Santos M (In Press). Learning to build global reputations: the case of an emerging strategy consultancy firm. Academy of Marketing Science 16th World Marketing Congress.
Harvey WS (In Press). Managing Fieldwork Challenges within a Professional Service Firm. Academy of International Business (AIB) Annual Meeting.
Harvey WS, Spee AP (In Press). Managing qualitative fieldwork practices: opportunities and challenges. 73rd Academy of Management (AoM) Annual Meeting.
Harvey WS, Coslor E, Groutsis D, van den Broek D, Beaverstock JV (In Press). Mobility and Organizing in the Global and Local: the space of creation and constraint within, between and beyond organizations.
Li H, Harvey WS (In Press). Multiple identities and the silent power of Taoist ethics in Chinese SMEs: a leadership perspective. 32nd European Group of Organization Studies (EGOS).
Spee AP, Harvey WS (In Press). Promoting transparent fieldwork practices. Asia-Pacific Researchers in Organisation Studies (APROS).
Harvey WS, Morris T, Mueller Santos M (In Press). Responding to identity and reputation dissonance in a management consulting firm. 75th Academy of Management (AoM).  Full text.
Harvey WS, Morris T (In Press). Single reputation or multiple reputations? the case of a global management consultancy organization. European Group of Organizational Studies (EGOS).
Groutsis D, van den Broek D, Harvey WS (In Press). Strategic Alliances Enabling the Migration and Integration Process: Conceptualising Migration Intermediaries. Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand (AIRAANZ) Annual Conference.
Harvey WS (In Press). Switching jobs and social networks: Highly skilled British migrants in Vancouver, Canada. 14th European Academy of Management (EURAM).
Harvey WS, Tourky M, Knight E (In Press). The janus faces of organizations: building multiple corporate reputations. 20th International Conference on Corporate Marketing and Communications.
Harvey WS, van den Broek D, Groutsis D (In Press). The opaque role of skilled migrant intermediaries on reputation. Royal Geographic Society- Institute of British Geographers (RGS-IBG).
Harvey WS, Beaverstock JV (In Press). The reputation strategies of executive search firms in Sydney, Australia. 4th Global Conference on Economic Geography (GCEG).
Harvey WS, Groutsis D (In Press). The role of intermediaries in the production of the skilled migration labour market. European Academy of Management (EURAM) Annual Meeting.
Harvey WS, Morris T, Mueller Santos M (2015). Responding to identity and reputation dissonance in a management consulting firm. Academy of Management Proceedings. 6th - 12th Aug 2015. Abstract.

Publications by year


In Press

Osman S, Harvey WS (In Press). Aligning individual and organisational values to build organisational reputation. 30th British Academy of Management (BAM).
Osman S, Harvey WS (In Press). Building corporate reputation through organisational values: a case study in Malaysia. 29th British Academy of Management (BAM).
Groutsis D, van den Broek D, Harvey WS (In Press). Conceptualising Migration Intermediaries: Network governance and skilled migration. European Academy of Management Annual (EURAM) Annual Meeting.
Harvey WS, Groutsis D, van den Broek D (In Press). Defining the expanding role of intermediaries in the skilled migration labour market. 28th European Group for Organizational Studies (EGOS).
Harvey WS, Spee AP (In Press). Disclosing and sharing qualitative fieldwork practices: challenges and opportunities. 7th Academy of Management.
Harvey WS, Beaverstock JV (In Press). Experts managing diversification: Reputation threat and change in retained executive search. 32nd European Group of Organization Studies (EGOS).
Harvey WS, Morris T, Muller Santon M (In Press). Exploring how different forms of reputation interact in a global management consulting firm. 30th European Group for Organization Studies (EGOS).
Harvey WS, Groutsis D, van den Broek D (In Press). Exploring the impact of skilled migrant intermediaries on reputation. 31st European Group of Organization Studies (EGOS).
Harvey WS, Morris T (In Press). How are Reputation and Quality Built within Management Consultancy Firms?. 71st Academy of Management (AoM) Annual Meeting.
Li H, Harvey WS (In Press). Leading, knowing and growing from a Wu Wei perspective: a study of logistics SMEs in Shanghai, China. 30th British Academy of Management (BAM).
Harvey WS, Morris T, Mueller Santos M (In Press). Learning to build global reputations: the case of an emerging strategy consultancy firm. Academy of Marketing Science 16th World Marketing Congress.
Harvey WS (In Press). Managing Fieldwork Challenges within a Professional Service Firm. Academy of International Business (AIB) Annual Meeting.
Harvey WS, Spee AP (In Press). Managing qualitative fieldwork practices: opportunities and challenges. 73rd Academy of Management (AoM) Annual Meeting.
Harvey WS, Coslor E, Groutsis D, van den Broek D, Beaverstock JV (In Press). Mobility and Organizing in the Global and Local: the space of creation and constraint within, between and beyond organizations.
Li H, Harvey WS (In Press). Multiple identities and the silent power of Taoist ethics in Chinese SMEs: a leadership perspective. 32nd European Group of Organization Studies (EGOS).
Spee AP, Harvey WS (In Press). Promoting transparent fieldwork practices. Asia-Pacific Researchers in Organisation Studies (APROS).
Harvey WS, Morris T, Müller Santos M (In Press). Reputation and identity conflict in management consulting. Human Relations Abstract.  Full text.
Harvey WS, Morris T, Mueller Santos M (In Press). Responding to identity and reputation dissonance in a management consulting firm. 75th Academy of Management (AoM).  Full text.
Harvey WS, Morris T (In Press). Single reputation or multiple reputations? the case of a global management consultancy organization. European Group of Organizational Studies (EGOS).
Groutsis D, van den Broek D, Harvey WS (In Press). Strategic Alliances Enabling the Migration and Integration Process: Conceptualising Migration Intermediaries. Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand (AIRAANZ) Annual Conference.
Harvey WS (In Press). Switching jobs and social networks: Highly skilled British migrants in Vancouver, Canada. 14th European Academy of Management (EURAM).
Harvey WS, Tourky M, Knight E (In Press). The janus faces of organizations: building multiple corporate reputations. 20th International Conference on Corporate Marketing and Communications.
Harvey WS, van den Broek D, Groutsis D (In Press). The opaque role of skilled migrant intermediaries on reputation. Royal Geographic Society- Institute of British Geographers (RGS-IBG).
Harvey WS, Beaverstock JV (In Press). The reputation strategies of executive search firms in Sydney, Australia. 4th Global Conference on Economic Geography (GCEG).
Harvey WS, Groutsis D (In Press). The role of intermediaries in the production of the skilled migration labour market. European Academy of Management (EURAM) Annual Meeting.

2016

van den Broek D, Harvey W, Groutsis D (2016). Commercial migration intermediaries and the segmentation of skilled migrant employment. Work, Employment & Society, 30(3), 523-534. Full text.
Harvey WS, Beaverstock JV (2016). Diverging experiences of work and social networks abroad: Highly-skilled British migrants in Singapore, Vancouver and Boston. In van Riemsdijk M, Wang Q (Eds.) Rethinking International Skilled Migration: a Place-Based and Spatial Perspective, Abingdon: Routledge. Abstract.  Full text.
Finlayson D, Harvey WS (2016). The Importance of Followership and Reputation in an HR consulting firm. In Koonce R, Bligh M, Carsten M, Hurwitz M (Eds.) Followership in Action: Cases and Commentaries, Bingley, UK: Emerald Group Publishing Ltd. Full text.

2015

Mitchell VW, Harvey WS (2015). Corporate brand: Professional service firms. In  (Ed) Corporate Branding: Areas, Arenas and Approaches, 130-148.
Mitchell VW, Harvey WS (2015). Corporate reputation in professional service firms. In Melewar TC (Ed) Corporate branding: areas, arenas and approaches.  Abstract.
Harvey WS (2015). Leadership, cultural and performance change in MeatPack. In Lattimore S, McShane A, Travaglione MO, Travaglione T (Eds.) Organisational Behaviour on the Pacific Rim, New York: McGraw-Hill.
Knight E, Harvey W (2015). Managing exploration and exploitation paradoxes in creative organisations. Management Decision, 53(4), 809-827. Abstract.  Full text.
Harvey WS, Mitchell VW (2015). Marketing and reputation within professional service firms. In Empston L, Muzio D, Broschak JP, Hinings B (Eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Professional Service Firms, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 279-303.  Abstract.
Harvey WS, Groutsis D (2015). Reputation and talent mobility in the Asia Pacific. Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources, 53(1), 22-40. Abstract.  Full text.
Harvey WS, Morris T, Mueller Santos M (2015). Responding to identity and reputation dissonance in a management consulting firm. Academy of Management Proceedings. 6th - 12th Aug 2015. Abstract.
Groutsis D, van den Broek D, Harvey WS (2015). Transformations in Network Governance: the Case of Migration Intermediaries. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 41(10), 1558-1576. Abstract.  Full text.

2014

Ozbilgin MF, Groutsis D, Harvey WS (2014). Conclusion to international human resource management. In Ozbilgin MF, Groutsis D, Harvey WS (Eds.) , Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 236-243.
Harvey WS (2014). Defining and connecting CSR, reputation, image, identity, brand, legitimacy, status and diversity. In Karatas-Ozkan M, Nicolopoulou K, Ozbiligin MF (Eds.) Corporate Social Responsibility and Human Resource Management: a Diversity Perspective, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 31-50.
Ozbilgin MF, Groutsis D, Harvey WS (eds)(2014). International Human Resource Management. Cambridge, Cambridge University Press.
Ozbilgin MF, Groutsis D, Harvey WS (2014). Introduction: a multilevel approach to international human resource management. In  (Ed) , Cambridge University Press, 1-5.
Harvey WS, Parry S, Vorbach P (2014). Managing Leadership and Cultural Change at Beak and Johnston: a Work in Progress. Global Business and Organizational Excellence, 33(6), 43-50. Abstract.  Full text.
Harvey WS (2014). Reputation in the international context. In Ozbilgin MF, Groutsis D, Harvey WS (Eds.) , Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 165-178.  Abstract.
Harvey WS (2014). Winning the global talent war: a policy perspective. Journal of Chinese Human Resource Management, 5(1), 62-74. Abstract.  Full text.

2013

Harvey WS, Morris T, Smets M (2013). Corporate reputation: definitions and dimensions. In Vaagt CH, Association IB (Eds.) Law Firm Strategies for the 21st Century, Globe Law and Business, 223-233.
Harvey WS (2013). Victory can be yours in the global war for talent. Human Resource Management International Digest, 21(1), 37-40. Full text.

2012

Harvey WS, Morris T (2012). A labor of love? Understanding reputation formation within the labour market. In Barnett ML, Pollock TG (Eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Corporate Reputation, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 341-360.  Abstract.
Harvey WS (2012). Brain circulation to the UK? Knowledge and investment flows from highly skilled British expatriates in Vancouver. Journal of Management Development, 31(2), 173-186. Abstract.  Full text.
Harvey W (2012). Labour market experiences of skilled British migrants in Vancouver. Employee Relations, 34(6), 658-669. Abstract.
Harvey WS, Groutsis D (2012). Skilled migrants in the Middle East: definitions, mobility and integration. International Journal of Business and Globalisation, 8(4), 438-453. Abstract.  Full text.

2011

Harvey W (2011). British and Indian scientists moving to the U.S. Work and Occupations: an international sociological journal, 38(1), 68-100. Full text.
Harvey WS (2011). How do University of Oxford students form reputations of companies?. Regional Insights, 2, 12-13.
Harvey WS (2011). Immigration and emigration decisions among highly skilled British expatriates in Vancouver. In Nicolopoulou K, Karata-Ozkan M, Tatli A (Eds.) Global Knowledge Work, Edward Elgar Publishing, 33-56.  Abstract.
Harvey WS (2011). Strategies for conducting elite interviews. Qualitative Research, 11(4), 431-441. Abstract.

2010

Harvey WS (2010). Methodological Approaches for Interviewing Elites. Geography Compass, 4(3), 193-205. Abstract.  Full text.

2009

Harvey W (2009). British and Indian scientists in the U.S. considering returning to their home countries. Population, Space and Place, 15(6), 493-508.

2008

Harvey WS (2008). Brain circulation?. British and Indian scientists in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Asian Population Studies, 4(3), 293-309. Abstract.  Full text.
Harvey WS (2008). British and Indian expatriate scientists finding jobs in Boston. Global Networks: a Journal of Transnational Affairs, 8(4), 453-473. Abstract.  Full text.
Harvey WS (2008). International migration, social networks and getting jobs: British and Indian scientists in Boston.
Harvey W (2008). The social networks of British and Indian expatriate scientists in Boston. Geoforum, 1756-1765. Full text.

Awards and Honours

  • Winner of University of Exeter Business School Award for Collaboration in 2016.
  • Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.
  • Dean’s Award for teaching at the University of Sydney in 2011 and 2013.

External positions


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Teaching Interests

Will is a passionate teacher and keen to promote academic rigour, practical application as well as a high level of student engagement in the classroom.  His teaching centres around multiple areas of business, including business awareness, leadership, human resource management, resourcing, global talent mobility and corporate reputation.  He is always looking for enthusiastic and experienced people from the private, public and not-or-profit sectors to share their insights and expertise in lectures and seminars.  Please contact Will directly if you are interested in engaging.

Modules

2016/17