Background

David worked for the management consulting group of Mouchel before joining Cranfield in 2002.


Current activities

David is Professor of Leadership and Organizational Change and Director of Research at Cranfield School of Management. He has published a large number of important and highly cited articles and book chapters. He is strongly committed to, and has a significant track record of, developing the next generation of researchers. 

David is a founding member of the International Evidence-based Management Collaborative. In 2009 he obtained a prestigious Advanced Institute of Management Research Fellowship. David has a significant track record of successfully delivering research projects funded by the Economic and Social Research Council and Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, the National Institute for Health Research Service Delivery and Organization and the private sector. David works with organizations to build capabilities of change, leadership, resilience and high reliability. He helps senior leaders in a wide range of organizations to establish strategic direction and deliver sustained performance improvement. David designs, facilitates and delivers compelling learning events for senior executives. He was voted HR magazine’s 2012 “Most Influential UK Thinker”.  In October 2016, David became a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences.

Clients

Recent clients have included:

  • Sellafield Ltd
  • Broadmoor Hospital
  • Centrica Storage Ltd
  • The Welsh Assembly


Publications

Articles In Journals

Conference Papers

  • Pilbeam C, Doherty N & Denyer D (2015) Achieving safety compliance through safety leadership. In: WOSNET 8th International Conference, Porto, 23 September 2015.
  • Murphy J, Denyer D, Pilbeam C & Pettigrew A (2015) Leadership and Change in Extreme Contexts. Symposium.. In: British Academy of Management, University of Portsmouth, 8 September 2015.
  • Pilbeam CJ, Davidson R, Denyer D & Doherty N (2014) Networks of influence: safety leadership in service organisations. In: XX World Congress Safety and Health at Work, Frankfurt, 24 August 2014.
  • Davidson R, Pilbeam CJ, Doherty N & Denyer D (2014) Journey to a distributed safety leadership paradigm: An exploratory study. In: XX World Congress on Safety and Health at Work, Frankfurt, 24 August 2014.
  • Tobias JM, Denyer D, Pavlov A & Danziger (2014) Researching organizational mindfulness and mindful organizing: theory, method and practice. In: British Academy of Management Conference 2014 (BAM2014), Belfast, 9 September 2014.
  • Tobias J, Denyer D, Pavlov A, Reb J, Gaertner C, Vogus T & Danziger D (2014) Researching organisational mindfulness and mindful organising:Theory, method, and practice. In: 74th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, 2014, Philadelphia, 1 August 2014.
  • Davidson R, Pilbeam CJ, Doherty N & Denyer D (2014) Capturing safety awareness through diaries. In: British Academy of Management Conference, Belfast, 9 September 2014.
  • Pilbeam, CJ, Denyer, D, Doherty N & Davidson R (2014) Defining low-hazard environments for common safety: common sense isn't it?.
  • Marynissen H, Ladkin D, Denyer D & Pilbeam C (2014) A constitutive view on risk communication in organisations managing high-risk processes: Towards a conceptual framework. In: 23rd SRA-E Conference, Istanbul, 16 June 2014.
  • Kutsch E, Denyer D & Hall M (2014) Sensebreaking and meaning voids in IS change initiatives. In: BAM2014: British Academy of Management annual conference, Belfast, 9 September 2014.
  • Marynissen H, Ladkin D, Denyer D & Pilbeam C (2013) The constitutive role of communication for coordinated safety behaviour in an organization managing high-hazardous processes. In: Society for Risk Analysis (SRA) Annual Meeting, Baltimore, 8 December 2013.
  • Marynissen H, Ladkin D, Denyer D, Snoeijers E & Van Achte T (2013) The role of individual risk perception in an organization managing high risks. In: Third International Conference on Engaged Management Scholarship, Atlanta, 19 September 2013.
  • Marynissen H, Ladkin D, Denyer D, Snoeijers E & Van Achte T (2012) The impact of risk communication on individual perception in a complext interactive and tightly coupled organisation. In: SRA Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, 9 December 2012.
  • Pilbeam C & Denyer D (2012) Becoming an Expert Management Researcher: a Community of Practice Perspective on Doctoral Study. In: 2012 Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts, 3 August 2012.
  • Mason K, Beech N, Denyer D, O'Mahoney J, Radnor Z & Perkmann M (2011) Approaches for Studying Management Practices. In: British Academy of Management Annual Conference 2011, Birmingham, 13 September 2011.
  • Rothenberg N & Denyer D (2011) Leading Business School Departments: The Impact of Context, Authority and Autonomy. In: 10th International Academy of Management and Business, Istanbul, 20 June 2011.
  • Denyer D, Marcos Cuevas J, Turnbull James K & Marcos Cuevas J (2011) Practicing Evidence-based Management: enhancing the utilization of management research?. In: Academy of Management Annual Meeting, San Antonio, Texas, 12 August 2011.
  • Denyer D, Buchanan D, Parry E & Osbourne J (2011) My job is 'wicked': the pressures and demands of middle management in the UK NHS. In: British Academy of Management 2011 Annual Conference, Birmingham, 12 September 2011.
  • Mauelshagen C, Schiller F, Denyer D, Rocks S & Pollard S (2010) Risk maturity models: Accounting for organisational cultures. In: 19th Society for Risk Analysis (SRA) Europe Conference, King's College London, 21 June 2010.
  • Kutsch E, Lee-Kelley L, Hall M & Denyer D (2010) Overcoming paralysis: Aspects of reliability in information systems projects. In: EURAM 2010 - 10th European Academy of Management Annual Conference, Rome, 19 May 2010.
  • Denyer D (2009) Keynote: Evidence-based Management and Research Synthesis. In: Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology 24th Annual Conference, New Orleans, 1 April 2009.
  • Collins J, Denyer D & Turnbull James K (2008) Educating the evidence-based manager: The Executive Doctorate and its impact on management practice. In: International Conference on Organizational Learning, Knowledge and Capabilities (OLKC), Copenhagen, 28 April 2008.
  • Denyer D, Briner R, Rousseau D & Latham G (2008) Evidence-based Management. In: Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology 23rd Annual Conference, San Francisco, 1 April 2008.
  • Pilbeam C & Denyer D (2007) Independent learner or community member ? The role of doctoral student networks in doctoral education. In: Oxford Higher Education Seminar 2007, Oxford.
  • Plibeam C & Denyer D (2007) Organizational networks: using systematic review to develop a research agenda. In: British Academy of Management Annual Conference 2007, University of Warwick, 11 September 2007.
  • Turnbull James K & Denyer D (2006) Learning for sector change: the development of a knowledge sharing and learning network. In: International Conference on Organizational Learning, Knowledge and Capabilities (OLKC), Warwick, 20 March 2006.
  • Turnbull James K & Denyer D (2006) Making business schools relevant: impacting management practice through appropriate modes of learning. In: IMD Executive Education Conference, Lausanne.
  • Pilbeam C & Denyer D (2006) Doctoral networks as learning communities: A social network approach. In: British Academy of Management Conference, Belfast.
  • Tranfield D, Denyer D, Marcos J & Burr M (2004) Developing an evidence-based approach to management consultancy by using systematic review. In: Academy of Management Annual Meeting, New Orleans, 6 August 2004.
  • Tranfield D, Denyer D, Marcos Cuevas J & Marcos Cuevas J (2004) Creating an evidence-base for policy and practice: A comparison and critique. In: British Academy of Management Conference, St Andrews, 30 August 2004.
  • Burr M & Denyer D (2004) Developing an applied research programme through knowledge co-production: the Mouchel-Cranfield case study. In: Knowledge Management International Conference and Exhibition (KMICE), Penang.
  • Tranfield D, Denyer D, Marcos Cuevas J & Marcos Cuevas J (2004) Developing an evidence-based approach to management consulting. In: British Academy of Management Conference, St Andrews, 30 August 2004.
  • Denyer D, Marcos Cuevas J, Tranfield D & Marcos Cuevas J (2003) Organizational and management research into practice: an evaluation of the use of systematic reviews. In: European Congress on Work and Organizational Psychology, Lisbon, 14 May 2003.
  • Marcos Cuevas J, Tranfield D, Denyer D & Marcos Cuevas J (2003) Management research into practice: exploring knowledge transfer and utilization. In: Knowledge Management Conference, Aston, 14 July 2003.
  • Tranfield D, Denyer D, Marcos Cuevas J & Marcos Cuevas J (2003) Knowledge into practice: the adoption and utilization of management research. In: British Academy of Management Conference, Harrogate, 15 September 2003.
  • Tranfield D, Denyer D, Marcos Cuevas J & Marcos Cuevas J (2003) Synthesising management research: the development of field tested and grounded technological rules. In: British Academy of Management Annual Conference, Harrogate, 15 September 2003.
  • Tranfield D & Denyer D (2003) Democracy and the discourse of management in a knowledge economy. In: Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Seattle.
  • Tranfield D, Denyer D & Smart P (2002) Developing evidence-based management research: lessons from medical science. In: 1st European Conference on Research Methods, Reading.
  • Marcos Cuevas J, Tranfield D, Denyer D & Marcos Cuevas J (2002) Using systematic review in the management field: an example of its application to high reliability theory. In: British Academy of Management Conference, London, 9 September 1997.
  • Tranfield D, Denyer D & Smart P (2002) Developing an evidence-based approach to management knowledge using systematic review. In: EURAM 2nd annual conference, Stockholm, 9 May 2002.
  • Mason K, Denyer D, Beech N & Macintosh R (1997) Studying management pPractices: degrees of engagement in observational research. In: British Academy of Management Conference, London, 9 September 1997.
  • Briner R & Denyer D Bridging the Research-Practice Gap though Evidence-Based Management and Systematic Review. In: 74th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, 2014, Philadelphia, 1 August 2014.

Books

  • Denyer D & Turnbull James K (2016) Doing leadership-as-practice development. In: Leadership-as-practice: Theory and application. Raelin J.A. (ed.), Routledge, p. 262-283.
  • Pilbeam C & Denyer D (2015) Approaches to post-crisis change. In: Managing Change in Extreme Contexts. Denyer, D. and Pilbeam CJ (ed.), Routledge, p. 279-295.
  • (2015) Managing change in extreme contexts.
  • Brinter R & Denyer D (2014) Systematic Review and Evidence Synthesis as a Practice and Scholarship Tool. In: The Oxford Handbook of Evidence-Based Management. Denise M. Rousseau (ed.), Oxford: Oxford University Press, p. 112-129.
  • Denyer D & Tranfield D (2009) Producing a Systematic Review. In: The SAGE Handbook of Organizational Research Methods. Buchanan D, Bryman A (ed.), London: SAGE Publications, p. 671-689.
  • Collins J & Denyer D (2008) Leadership Learning and Development: A Framework for Evaluation. In: Leadership Learning: Knowledge into Action. Turnbull James K, Collins J (ed.), Palgrave Macmillan, p. 161-177.