Contact Dr Roger Darby


An experienced academic with over 20 years' experience in higher and continuing education and with business, education and training expertise. Experience of line management, business development and major strategic and change programme management. Roger has worked throughout Europe, in East and S.E. Asia, Africa and the Middle East where he developed and led IHRM, executive management, strategy, leadership and change management programmes. He has a strong commercial awareness acquired in various business development and consulting roles, and a record of delivering results and business and service improvement, across a wide range of industries in the public, defence & security, private and voluntary sectors. He has continued to teach mainly at the postgraduate level and supervised and examined at MBA, MSc, MA and PhD levels. Throughout this time he has continued to publish widely and presented at international conferences on management and development related topics.

Managing HRM in the wider international defence and security environment. Inter-agency working and the use of collaborative learning. Knowledge Management in the Defence Sector.

Current activities

  • Course Director, MSc Defence & Security Management in partnership with the Indonesian Defence University (IDU).
  • Module Leader - Defence Management & Leadership.
  • Module Leader - HRM & Change Management.
  • Module Leader - Managing & Measuring Resources in the Security Sector.
  • Module Leader - Knowledge Management & HRM.
  • Module Leader - MDWSC including in: Central & East European Region ( Ukraine, Croatia, Romania, Armenia, Georgia, Kosovo); African States (Nigeria, Malawi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Zambia, South Africa); South East Asia Region (Indonesia, India, Nepal); Maghreb (Tunisia, Libya, Morocco, Malta); Middle East (UAE, Saudi Arabia); South America (Brazil, Uruguay).


  • MoD, UK
  • Indonesia Department of Defence
  • United Nations
  • EU
  • The British Council


Articles In Journals

Conference Papers

  • Darby R & Kirke CMStG (2014) The Development of a KIM Behavioural Framework to support Knowledge Transfer in the Defence Sector - a Case Study Approach. In: 2014 IEEE International Conference on Management of Innovation and Technology (ICMIT 2014), Singapore, 23-25 September 2014.
  • Darby R (2012) Distributed Leadership in Inter-Agency Working: Learning from Collaboration in the Humanitarian Space. In: 11th World Congress of the International Federation of Scholarly Associations of Management, Limerick, 26 June 2012.
  • Darby R (2010) IHRM in states in transition: the provision of educational programmes in security co-operation. Triggering critical mass and the application of soft power. In: IHRM International Conference, Aston University, 9 June 2010.
  • Studdard N & Darby R (2010) Social entrepreneurship: managing strategic decisions in social entrepreneurial organizations..
  • Darby R (2009) The provision of educational programmes in security cooperation: Is situational awareness key to success? Moving towards the third space. In: Intnl Inter-University Seminar on Armed Forces, 1 January 2004.
  • Darby R & Studdard N (2007) From Social Capital to Human Resource Development: A cross-cultural study of the role of HRM in innovation and entrepreneurship in hi-tech organizations..
  • Darby R (2004) Training the Dragon: International Training and Management Development in Chinese Multinationals (MNEs). In: Western Academy of Management 8th International Conference, Shanghai, 1 June 2004.
  • Darby R (2004) Cross-Cultural Context in the Implementation of Knowledge Management: A cross-cultural case study analysis. In: 5th European Conference on Knowledge Management, Conservatoire National des Arts et Metiers, Paris, France, 1 September 2004.