Becoming a Research-Oriented Professor

20 November – 2 March 2021 Webinar Zoom Event Fee 
  • Friday 20 November
  • Wednesday 13 January
  • Tuesday 2 March


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 2 keynote speakers:

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 

Professor Mathew (Mat) Hughes, Loughborough University

Mat is Professor and Chair in Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the School of Business and Economics at Loughborough University. Prior to his appointment, he was Reader in Entrepreneurial Management at Durham University Business School and served as Director of the PhD Programme. He has also served as Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Nottingham University Business School where he was also Director of the MSc Entrepreneurship and Deputy Director of Doctoral Programmes. Chair Profile

Professor Emmanuella Plakoyiannaki, University of Vienna

The research of Emmanuella Plakoyiannaki focuses on the internationalisation of SMEs and family businesses. She further explores phenomena of translation and equivalence in cross-language research in International Business. Emmanuella Plakoyiannaki is an expert in qualitative research and case study methodology. Her aim is to develop and strengthen International Business pedagogy and research in the Faculty of Business, Economics and Statistics of the University of Vienna. Speaker Profile

Dr Dermot Breslin, Sheffield University

Dermot is a Senior Lecturer in Organisational Behaviour and joined Sheffield University Management School in 2008. As a chartered engineer, Dermot has over 14 years commercial experience in the steel, aluminium and paper industries, and has worked across the globe in a variety of roles including engineering design, operations and sales management. Speaker Profile 

Professor Pawan Budhwar, Aston University

A member of the Work and Organisation Department, an Associate Pro-Vice-Chancellor International (India) for Aston University, Joint Director of the Aston India Centre for Applied Research and Co-Editor-in-Chief of British Journal of Management, Pawan is globally renowned for his research into the international aspects of HRM, and has held many visiting professorships worldwide. Pawan’s research interests lie mainly in the linkages between HRM and performance in different international contexts. He conducts the majority of his empirical work in emerging markets, especially in India. Speaker Profile 

Professor Anne-Marie Greene, University of Leicester

Anne-Marie joined the School of Business in September 2017. She has previously worked at De Montfort, Warwick, Aston and North London universities. Anne-Marie has extensive expertise in researching employment relations and equality and diversity issues in areas of work that stand outside of the standard employment relationship. She is interested in the interface between work, life, family and community, particularly in areas of work where a sense of calling, mission or activism are required. This has included research exploring the experiences of workplace trade union reps, the employment context of women clergy, the careers of diversity consultants, and the management of volunteers. Speaker Profile


Provider Information

British Academy of Management


Further Events in the Series

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

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



Please contact the BAM team at [email protected] 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