Aims & Objectives

Our Research-Oriented Professor programme is designed to offer support and provide guidance for members of our community at mid-career stage for whom Research is a core element (speaks to Sections A2, D2 and E2 of the BAM Framework).

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

  5. Expand your peer network beyond your institution. 

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



This programme is in-person only. Please see below the provisional programme with confirmed speakers.

Session 1 - 21st April 2023 (10:00 - 16:30)

9:15 - Registration
10:00 - Welcome to the programme and introducing the BAM Framework | Prof David Sarpong, Aston University and Prof Sarah Robinson, Rennes Business School
10:30 - Developing a career strategy | Prof Jonathan Liu, Ming-Ai Institute
11:30 - Crafting an academic identity | Prof Anne-Marie Greene, University of York
12:30 - Discussion
13:00 - Lunch
14:00 - Research and publication strategy | Prof Joseph Amankwah-Amoah, University of Kent
15:00 - Developing sustained research funding | Prof Glenn Parry, University of Surrey and Prof Sabina Siebert, University of Glasgow
16:00 - Conclusions and next steps
16:30 - Close

Session 2 - 6th June 2023 (10:00-16:00)

Venue: Royal Statistical Society

9:15 - Registration

10:00 - Welcome and recap - progress since the last session

10:30 - Building national and international networks and profile | Prof Ashley Braganza, Brunel University London and Prof Anne-Wil Harzing, Middlesex University

11:30 - Maximising impact on policy and practice | Prof Sue Vinnicombe and Prof David Denyer, Cranfield University

12:30 - Discussion

13:00 - Lunch

14:00 - Research leadership, developing research environments and supporting ECRs | Prof Martyna Sliwa, Durham University

15:00 - Discussion

15:30 - Conclusions and strategy development

16:00 - Close



Please contact the BAM Office at [email protected] with any queries


Event Fee

BAM Members: £500 for all sessions

If you are not a BAM member and would like to join the programme, please become a member first. You will then be able to book a ticket via the 'Book Now' button.

To find out more, and to become a member, please click here


Expressions of Interest

If you are planning to attend the Research-Oriented Professor Programme and are awaiting funding, please complete your expression of interest by clicking here

If you cannot make the 2023 dates but are interested in joining next year's programme, please contact Eliza Robey at [email protected] to be added to the reserves list.


Payment and Cancellation Policy

Payment for the event must be received before the start date of the event concerned. Access will not be permitted to the event if full payment has not been received. 


  • Cancellations received within 14 days of booking your place on the event will receive a full refund. 

  • Cancellations received after the 14-day cancellation period and later than 14 days before the start date of the event will not be eligible for a refund.  

  • Although we endeavour to run all events as advertised, BAM reserves the right to cancel any event if, for example, there are not enough people to justify running the event or if other significant unforeseen circumstances arise. Please be aware that delegates are always responsible for insuring their own travel and accommodation against cancellation, and the British Academy of Management is not able to reimburse anyone for these under any circumstances.  

For the reimbursement of registration fee notification of cancellation must be received by email to: [email protected] two weeks prior to the event. 


  • If paying by invoice, a purchase order number must be submitted.  

  • If payment is not received by the date on the invoice, your registration will be cancelled, and you will need to register again at the current registration rates.