Prof Damian Hodgson - personal details
Damian Hodgson is Professor of Organisational Analysis at Manchester Business School, joint lead of the Primary Care theme of Greater Manchester CLAHRC (Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care) and convenor of the Manchester Projects, Programmes and Portfolios (MP3) Research Network.
His research centres on issues of power, knowledge, identity and control in complex organisations and the management of experts/professionals. Over the last decade, he has devoted much of his efforts to the study of innovative forms of control over knowledge workers and professionals, across various sectors. A particular interest over the last decade has been to encourage and expand the field of Critical Project Studies, supported by the organisation of a series of research conferences entitled "Making Projects Critical", and in parallel analysing the emergence of project management as a corporate profession.
Since 2010 he has been involved with or led a number of related research projects on the professionalisation of healthcare management and the acquisition, interpretation and implementation of new knowledge in the NHS, including a three-year research project examining "The Use of Management Knowledge across Communities of Practice in Healthcare Organisations" funded by the NIHR Health Services and Delivery Research (HS&DR) programme. From January 2014 he is lead researcher on projects within the Community Services and Primary Care themes in the Greater Manchester CLAHRC, including the End of Life Care Pathways project, the Primary Care Demonstrator Pilots Evaluation and Chronic Kidney Disease research programme.
He joined the school in February 2000, having previously worked at the Universities of Birmingham and Leeds. He was awarded a PhD from the University of Leeds in 1999. He has spent time as visiting research fellow at the University of Sydney, the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology and the Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden. He was visiting research fellow at CRISES Research Centre in Quebec, Canada, in 2009.