BiographyHighly sought after scholar, management consultant, co-creator of transformative learning and former Assistant Dean.
Catriona's research interests lie primarily in the intersection of strategy and organization, aiming to extend emerging debates and scholarship on significant societal and organizational mega-trends and contemporary developments (in particular temporariness, plurality, complexity and uncertainty). Adopting a phenomenon-based, science-practice lens, she has a particular interest in new organizational forms and inter-/transdisciplinary lenses in the enactment of systemic and sustainable change.
Her research has been published in a variety of top tier journals, including Human Relations, Human Resource Management, the International Journal of Project Management and the International Journal of Managing Projects in Business. She sits on the Editorial Boards of the International Journal of Project Management and Project, Leadership and Society. She is also a member of the Sustainability Mindset Working group of PRME.
Since joining the KBS, Catriona has held a number of senior academic leadership positions including Programme Chair for Executive MBA Programme, Dean appointed Academic Lead for the crisis driven digital transformation during the pandemic and Assistant Dean of Postgraduate Studies. In addition to her inter- and transdisciplinary expertise in strategic organization, her pedagogical expertise and highly impactful and innovative transformative learning and curriculum development activities span undergraduate, graduate and doctoral levels.
Prior to joining academia, Catriona gained over a decade of significant senior management experience across a variety of sectors with her diverse achievements including the leadership of extensive organizational change, large scale operational efficiency and complex regulatory and IT development programmes.
Research InterestsAdopting a phenomenon-based, science-practice lens, Catriona's research aims to extend emerging debates and scholarship on significant mega-trends and important contemporary developments in societal and organizational contexts more broadly (in particular temporariness, plurality, complexity and uncertainty), which challenge our conventional understanding of both organization as entity and organizing as process.
Areas of specific interest:
- Time and Temporality
- New forms of Organizing
- Temporariness and Projectification of Post-Bureaucratic Work, Organization and Society
- Complex and systemic change and ecosystems of work and organization
- Organizing for sustainability