Contact Dr Kate Davis

Background

Kate joined Cranfield in 2022 as a Senior Lecturer in Programme and Project Management. Previously she was at Kingston University for 17 years and her final post was as an Associate Professor in Project Management.

She led the Business Management degree, was a training consultant to local and international businesses, designed employability-based specialist modules for degrees throughout the University and supervised research projects for under and postgraduate students. As leader of an employment forum and working closely with the University careers/employability unit, she contributed to the employability of graduates especially from BAME groups. She is an experienced mentor for both colleagues and students so that they are supported to reach their potential through reflection and learning.

Kate has created an extensive network of local and national employers working with them to shape the workforce of the future. She has been an Entrepreneur in Residence on the Leading to Grow Programme which aims to equip businesses to grow, innovate, and increase productivity through adopting digital and new technologies. The role was pivotal in developing opportunities to bring students and businesses together to develop their product and process for optimum cost effectiveness.

She has an inherent interest in digital and new technologies, and this has made her a leader in the development of communication between students and staff and accessible modules.

She obtained her PhD in 2016 and specialises in issues which impact stakeholders on projects.

Research opportunities

Looking to supervise doctoral researchers in the fields of project management / project complexity / organisational learning / stakeholder management / project manager replacement / project success and failure / net-zero projects.

Current activities

Kate’s teaching and research focuses on examining stakeholder impact on project outcomes and delivery. She has published in international journals and supervises masters and doctoral students working in this field.

Publications

Articles In Journals

Conference Papers

  • Davis K, Di Maddaloni F, Pinto J & Cheong BC (2020) Drawing new cards or standing pat: Antecedents, dynamics, and consequences of project manager replacement.. In: EURAM: European Academy of Management Annual Conference 2020 Dublin, Dublin (Ireland), 4-6 December 2020.

Books

  • Davis K, Pinto J & Di Maddaloni F (2021) Significance: the need for better benefits realisation in megaprojects. In: Routledge Handbook of Planning and Management of Global Strategic Infrastructure Projects, Routledge.
  • Davis K (eds), (2014) Project management, Pearson Education Limited, ed. 2nd.
  • Davis K (eds), (2011) Project management, Pearson Education Limited.
  • Davis K (eds), (2010) Business information systems, Pearson Education Limited, ed. 3rd.
  • Benson V & Davis K (2008) Business information management: Exercise book. Ventus Publishing ApS.
  • Benson V & Davis K (2008) Business information management. Ventus Publishing.