Mr Hugh Waters
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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
Hugh's research interests focus on leadership and organizational change in the public-private sector and how this impacts upon people. Hugh has undertaken research using methodologies which include longitudinal case studies and action research.
Thesis Working Title: Becoming a Mutual: How Members Negotiate Identity During and After Public Sector 'Spin-out'
Professor Beverley Hawkins
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
British Academy of Management
Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development
Exeter Centre for Leadership Studies (EXCL)
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.
University of Exeter, BEM2018 International Management & Globalisation
University of Exeter, BEM2020 Organisational Behaviour
University of Exeter, CLS1001 Leadership and Teams