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Leading Innovation & Change MA

MA Leading Innovation and Change

The Course Programme Structure Staff Profiles Why YSJ ?


Dr Kenneth GaddDr Kenneth Gadd

Head of Programme - Postgraduate: Leadership, Accounting and Marketing








George BoakDr George Boak

Senior Lecturer – Leading Innovation & Change 

George has over 20 years of experience of working closely with practising managers and professionals on personal and organisational development. Over this time he has worked with a wide range of private sector companies as well as with small businesses, local authorities, the NHS and the civil service. His main interests are in leadership and leading change, and in helping people to develop skills in these areas. His publications include: Leading Innovation and Change in the Health Service, 2002 editor with Helen Jones; Mental Models for Managers, 2002 with David Thompson, and at http://www.mentalmodels.co.uk/


Irene ChuIrene Chu

Lecturer, Business Management (Sustainable Business)

Irene is a lecturer in Business Management.  She has worked for more than 10 years in the public and private sectors in Taiwan and her areas of expertise including marketing, tourism promotion and event services.  After gaining her MBA degree in Durham, she developed her teaching experience in the further education sector.  Her specialist areas cover sustainability, corporate social responsibility, the business environment and business ethics. She is currently studying for a PhD at Durham Business School and is interested in the contrast in culture between the East and the West, especially the role of business in different societies, based on concepts of the contemporary moral and political philosopher Alasdair MacIntyre.


Greig Mill Senior LecturerDr Greig Mill

Senior Lecturer, Business Management (International Business)

My current teaching and research interests are mainly around international trade, globalization and international economics. I also have experience in the areas of sustainability, environmental psychology and socially responsible investment. I have supervised three doctoral students to completion of PhD and acted as internal examiner for two doctoral students.



Keith BrightyKeith Brighty

Senior Lecturer, Business Management (Marketing)

Keith has worked teaching Marketing in the Higher Education sector for 17 years; prior to that, he ran his own small manufacturing and construction business.  This experience has meant that throughout his lecturing career he has maintained a strong interest in Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs. In his previous employment he ran a successful programme helping people start their own businesses.  This interest has continued as he now teaches on the York St John Acorns programme for start-up businesses in North Yorkshire.


Brendan PaddisonBrendan Paddison

Lecturer, Business Management

Brendan is a lecturer in Business Management at York St John University, teaching on both the undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. He is also working towards his PhD in tourism, governance and community representation awarded by the University of Leeds. His research interests include tourism, heritage and culture, representation, urban planning and management, governance, strategic management, organisational change and research methods, particularly cross-cultural research methodologies.


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