Please note, this event will no longer take place in-person, and will be solely online. Those who have paid for an in-person ticket will be refunded in due course.


More and more activities in society are organised by projects. This means that we as project scholars must take responsibility in terms of how we conduct research and what research we conduct to develop our profession further. The Responsible Research in Business and Management (RRBM) network advocates that scholars worldwide need to transform their research toward responsible science, producing credible knowledge that is ultimately useful for addressing problems important to business and society. We believe that this is highly relevant to our discipline and are delighted that the co-founder and BAM Fellow Prof Peter McKiernan, University of Strathclyde will introduce the project management community to RRBM and discuss with us its principles, vision, and application.

As project scholars we also must step up more and contribute to efforts of achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals and in particular to the work towards net zero. The practical relevance and urgent need for action from our community will be presented by the wonderful Dr Jo Jolly, Deputy Director at the Environment Agency. She will provide us with a reality check on where we are standing right now and how project research needs to play its part in the future.

The event will provide various opportunities for networking as well as space for critical discussion and reflection. 

Provisional Schedule

10:00 – 10:10     Welcome and SIG update

10:10 – 10:40     Introduction to Responsible Research in Business and Management by Prof Peter McKiernan

10:40 – 10:55     Q&A

10:55 – 11:05     Break

11:05 – 11:35     Need for responsible and relevant research in practice by Dr Jo Jolly

11:35 – 11:50     Q&A

11:50 – 12:15     Discussion in break out groups: Reflection and future actions

12:15 – 12:30     Plenary and Closure


Provider Information

BAM Project Experiences


  • Prof Peter McKiernan, University of Strathclyde, Founder of RRBM 
  • Dr Jo Jolly, Deputy Director Environment Agency

Prof Naomi Brookes, University of Warwick

Dr Christine Unterhitzenberger, University of Leeds



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


Event Fee 

BAM Members: Free

Non-Members: £10