Development Programme for Directors of Research (DPDoR) 2020-2021



Development Programme for Directors of Research (DPDoR) 2020-2021    

DPDoR supports Directors of Research, and those aspiring to the role, to develop their leadership and strategic capabilities to manage research performance, strategy, and funding in a rapidly changing research landscape. It is also an opportunity to build a strong research leadership network within the UK business school community.

DPDoR has successfully run for over 15 years as part of a joint initiative between the Chartered Association of Business Schools and the British Academy of Management. During this time, the programme has prepared around 250 senior academics to lead their institutions’ research and navigate the internal and external demands of the day.

What will the programme cover?

  • The role of Director of Research
  • Developing and leading research strategy
  • Devising research structures and management processes
  • Managing REF
  • Developing funding strategies and driving income
  • Managing institutional research performance
  • Working with HR and managing faculty development and performance
  • Delivering research impact

Programme Benefits

In a supportive learning environment, participants will have the opportunity to:

  • Build and enhance the skills and competencies required to be an effective Director of Research
  • Understand how the current external research, funding and policy environment affects your strategy for business and management research
  • Gain confidence in managing internal pressures, relationships, faculty performance and HR
  • Explore approaches to managing the REF process from strategy, implementation and the presentation of results
  • Work towards your professional development and learning objectives in the context of your institution's research priorities strategy

Who should apply?

DPDoR is designed for those who are Associate Dean of Research, Director of Research, or those aspiring and working towards the position within their institution.

Programme Themes

Session 1 – Developing a Research Strategy – 26-27 November 2020

Explore the role of the Director of Research in the context of business schools and the different approaches to developing a research strategy.

Session 2 – Managing performance – 21-22 January 2021

Approaches to managing faculty research development and performance, and using research strategy metrics to drive individual and institutional performance.

Session 3 – Core Dimensions of Research Income, Capacity Building, Impact – 4-5 March 2021

Look at strategies for raising income, delivering impact, and working effectively with the research support office.

Session 4 – Director of Research Role and Moving Onwards – 10-11 June 2021

Develop your personal strategy and skills for the role, and explore what is on the horizon for business and management research and how do we respond?


Professor Graeme Currie


Graeme Currie is Professor of Public Management & Pro-Dean Research Engagement & Impact at Warwick Business School. In the latter role, he endeavours to create an environment within which faculty can publish in the very leading business and management journals. He also encourages faculty to ensure their research addresses grand challenges faced by organizations and society. In so doing, he helps connect business school faculty with those in other university departments concerned with making such impact. Finally, he seeks to develop research capacity through the doctoral programme at Warwick, supporting early career researchers to progress to substantive faculty positions at Warwick or elsewhere.

Guest Speakers Have Included

  • Professor Rachel Ashworth, Dean, Cardiff Business School
  • Professor Simon Collinson, Deputy Pro-Vice-Chancellor of Regional Engagement, Birmingham Business School
  • Professor Caroline Gatrell, Associate Dean, Research, University of Liverpool Management School
  • Professor Anne-Marie Greene, Associate Dean Research, University of Leicester School of Business
  • Professor Katy Mason, Research Enhancement Director, Lancaster University Management School
  • Wilfred Mijnhardt, Policy Director, Rotterdam School of Management
  • Professor Markus Perkmann, Academic Director of the Global Online MBA and Academic Director of the Imperial Enterprise Lab, Imperial College London


Fees and Enquiries

Fees: £3,735

Programme fees include lunch, an evening meal and course fees. Please note participants are responsible for booking their own accommodation and travel.


For more information please contact:

Raluca Ofelia Stroe, British Academy of Management


Phone: +44 (0)2073 837 770 


26th November 2020
United Kingdom
DPDoR 2020/21 Programme Event Fee £ 3735.00
Event Information
Product Code 415503
Event Provider British Academy of Management and Chartered Association of Business Schools
Date / Time Session 1: 26-27 November 2020; Session 2: 21-22 January 2021; Session 3: 4-5 March 2021; Session 4: 10-11 June 2021
Venue TBC
Event Type Development Workshop
Target Audience Directors of Research
Price £3,735
Booking Deadline
Link to Booking Form
Contact For more information on the DPDoR programme, please contact BAM on 02073837770 or at
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