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).

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.

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 designed for mid-career academics.

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). 

Session Dates and Venues

All sessions will be in-person

  • Session 1: Aston Business School, Birmingham - 15th April 2024

  • Session 2: Institute of Structural Engineering, London - 14th June 2024

Professor David Sarpong

Professor David Sarpong

Co-Vice Chair: Academic Affairs of Conference and Capacity Building

Professor Sarah Robinson

Professor Sarah Robinson

Co-Vice Chair: Academic Affairs of Conference and Capacity Building


Aims & Objectives
  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. 

Event Fee

BAM Member: £595 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

Booking deadline: 22nd March 2024.

Expressions of Interest

If you are planning to attend the programme and are awaiting funding, please complete your expression of interest by clicking here.

If you cannot make the 2024 dates but are interested in joining next year's programme, please complete your expression of interest here and we will get in touch when we launch ROP 2025.

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 ensuring their own travel and accommodation against cancellation, and the British Academy of Management is not able to reimburse anyone for these under any circumstances.  

To cancel a booking a cancellation request must be submitted via your BAM Account, to do this:

  • Go to your BAM Account
  • Click 'My Events'
  • Under 'Upcoming Events' will be the booking, please click Cancel Booking
  • Follow the steps and complete the request