Contact Dr Jacqueline Drake


Jacquie is a Visiting Fellow at Cranfield School of Management where, until the close of the 2007 academic year, she was Executive Director of The Praxis Centre and also co-founder. She has been a faculty member at Cranfield for 25 years in the field of Organisational Behaviour.

Before moving into management education, Jacquie’s work experience was in marketing and information services. She has degrees in Economic History (BA), Business (MBA) and Management Development (PhD). She has also trained in psychotherapy.  Her Doctorate was in the transfer of training from place of learning to place of work and was sponsored by the telecommunications company Cable & Wireless. She has done much innovative and pioneering work into management development through The Praxis Centre, introducing psychotherapeutic practices and arts-based management development into the business world. Whilst she carries the full repertoire of OB, her areas of special interest are communication, leadership, teambuilding and managing change.

Jacquie has over twenty years experience of working internationally to a wide range of organisations and individuals in the business world delivering management development courses and workshops, facilitating senior level off-site strategy meetings and team-builds, and undertaking individual mentoring and coaching at Director level.