Becoming a Research-Oriented Professor, Session 1



We would like to invite you to register for the upcoming ‘Becoming a Research-Oriented Professor Session 1 on Planning your Career Journey’.  The session will take place remotely via Zoom on the 20th November from 09:00 - 12:00. Upon completion of the“Becoming a Research-Oriented Professor" programme, you will receive a certificate confirming upon successful completion. 

In this session, we will take you on a journey as to how senior leaders in Business and Management have progressed in their careers, asking them to reflect upon the barriers and opportunities they have encountered, as well as critical moments or ‘pivot points’ that have shaped their development, what they might do differently with hindsight and what has helped them to achieve balance (between work and life; between achieving individual targets and supporting colleagues).

There will be opportunity for debate and dialogue with these leading scholars and delegates are invited to share questions in advance if they wish for the panel to consider.

This session is part of a newly launched programme designed to offer support and guidance for members of our community at mid-career stage, for whom Research is a core element.    It speaks to Sections A2, D2 and E2 of the BAM Framework  (   Please see below for further details.

Becoming a Research-oriented Professor:


Mid-career is defined as the time after one has mastered the fundamentals of what is required for effectiveness, is ready to seek the next set of challenges……before one starts to prepare for retirement (Baldwin et al., 2014). 

Although individuals at mid-career stage perform key roles for their institutions beyond, and represent the largest career group within our community, there has been limited support available in supporting colleagues who aspire to becoming a Professor with a particular focus on research.


  1. To provide targeted support for mid-career academics who wish to progress to a leadership/ management role in research knowledge and intellectual growth (A2, D2 and E2 of the BAM Framework)
  2.  To offer insight and guidance on writing for publication strategies, including generating impact from published work.  Topics include: crafting your research identity; building your publication pipeline and providing effective and humane leadership in your field.
  3. To offer a platform for sharing best practice in generating research funding, including where to target, how to craft your bid, leading others and networking, delivering your research project.
  4. To share and draw out best practice in leading and managing others, achieving success, and research/ intellectual growth

The programme will explore the variety of career journeys, barriers and pivot points in a swiftly changing research policy and funding environment. 

This initiative includes three interactive sessions at monthly intervals, beginning in early November, on the following topics:

  • Session 1: The Career Journey
  • Session 2: Researching, Writing and Publishing
  • Session 3: Research Funding

Each of the sessions will be provided online, each over a half day, offering networking opportunities during lunch break and the chance to have more focussed discussions in smaller groups through the Breakout Rooms facility in Zoom.



The first session will take place on Friday, 20 November 2020, between 9am and 12pm GMT


Who Should Attend?

Mid-career academics from business schools on a Research track.



This programme will be delivered online. Joining details will be sent to you at least 48 hours prior to the start of each session from our British Academy of Management Zoom Account.



Session 1 keynote speakers:

Professor Nelarine Cornelius, Queen Mary University of London 

Nelarine Cornelius is Professor of Organisation Studies. She was previously Professor of HRM and Organisation Studies and HRM, Associate Dean, Research and Director, Bradford Centre for Business in Society at the University of Bradford. Professor Cornelius’ research is in the areas of social justice, business in society and the evolution of management practices in emerging, fragile economies. Please find more information on Nelarine's work via the following link: Speaker Profile

Professor Greg Bamber, Monash University Australia

Greg Bamber is a professor at Monash Business School, Department of Management / Director, International Consortium for Research in Employment & Work, Centre for Global Business, Monash Business School. He has served the Department of Management variously as: Director of Research; Discipline Leader: Human Resources & Employment Relations; Director, Master of Human Resource Management. He is in the Monash Business Digitalisation Research Network and Monash Asia Institute. Please find more information on Greg's work via the following link: Speaker Profile

Professor Will Harvey, University of Exeter

Will conducts research, teaches and consults in the areas of reputation, leadership, talent management and migration. He has worked with pharmaceutical, healthcare, energy, mining, management consulting, executive search, local and national government, supranational, aviation and food organisations. He has studied, taught and worked with multiple organisations in Africa, Asia, Europe, North America and Oceania. Please find more information on Will's work via the following link: Speaker Profile

Professor Palie Smart, University of Bristol

Palie's research and teaching interests are in the fields of operations and innovation management. Current research is focussed on new models of innovation for industrial sustainability in partnership with The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), The Engineering Employers Federation (EEF UK/Europe), The Ellen MacArthur Foundation, Accenture Sustainability Consulting and The Academy of Business (ABIS) in Society. Please find more information on Palie’s work via the following link: Speaker Profile


Professor Katy Mason, Lancaster University

Katy is an international scholar in the sociology of markets and management, with research outputs in specialist marketing and general management journals. She has published more than 20 papers, secured 7 grant awards, is an AIM Management Practices Fellow, AcSS Fellow, and Cabinet Office Policy Fellow. Her work is published in FT50 listed and practitioner journals. She plays a leading role in the wider international academic community and is currently the Chair of the British Academy of Management: an international learned society with over 2000 members worldwide. Katy is leading the strategic development and implementation of the School’s REF2021 submission. Please find more information on Katy’s work via the following link: Chair Profile

Professor Helen Shipton, Nottingham Trent University

Helen is Professor of International Human Resource Management and Co-Director of the Centre of People, Work and Organisational Practice (CPWOP). Helen is Co-Vice Chair of the British Academy of Management responsible for Conference Affairs and Capacity-Building and UK Ambassador for the HR Division of the US Academy of Management. Helen has served as a BAM Council member for two terms (2009-2011 and 2011- 2013) and was Co-Chair of the HRM Special Interest Group 2008- 2012. Helen regularly leads and presents at events designed to support the career development of business and management faculty at various levels, from doctoral through to early and mid-career stage. Please find more information on Helen’s work via the following link: Chair Profile


Provider Information

British Academy of Management


Further Events in the Series

Becoming a Research-focussed Professor Session 2: 13 January 2021, 10:00am to 13:00 UK time

Becoming a Research-focussed Professor Session 3: 2 March 2021, 14:00 to 17:00 UK time



Please contact the BAM team at with any queries.


Event Fee 

BAM Members: £72.50/session

BAM Members: £199 to attend the full programme

Non-BAM Members: £72.50/session + £80 (BAM Membership)

Non-BAM Members: £199 + £80 (BAM Membership) to attend the full programme



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Cancelation Policy - Should you wish to cancel your place, you will receive a full refund if your cancelation is made 4 weeks prior to the event. After this, full payment will be required.  BAM reserves the right to cancel the event if there are not enough people to justify running the workshops.



20th November 2020
BAM Members, session 1 £ 72.50
BAM Members, all 3 sessions £ 199.00
Non-BAM Members, session 1, includes BAM annual membership £ 152.50
Non-BAM Members, all 3 sessions, includes BAM annual membership £ 279.00
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