Portrait of Dr Stephen Gibbs Dr Stephen Gibbs

s.p.gibbs@hud.ac.uk | 01484 473891



Biography

Position: Senior Lecturer, Department of Management
Qualifications: MBA, PhD, PGCert (Mgt), PCPD, MCMI, FHEA
 

Steve joined The Business School in 2007 to pursue academic interests in senior and strategic leadership development. Steve’s career encompassed twenty-five years in business leadership and development, in both publishing and media-distribution industries, receiving his first company directorship in his mid-twenties. Starting as a publisher’s Administrative Assistant, to Production Manager, General Manager, Business Development Manager and serving for over eight years as Managing Director. He also served as a trade committee Chairman leading initiatives aimed at industry-wide growth.

His teaching interests include drawing on the work of Mikhail Bakhtin and Paulo Freire, developing ‘open space’ learning-environments, increasing the level of student-led dialogue, as part of leadership learning.

Qualifications

  • MBA w/Distinction (Lancaster University)
  • PhD in Leadership (Lancaster University)
  • PGCert Mgt (Open University)
  • PGCert Professional Development (The University of Huddersfield)

Research and Scholarship

Stephen’s research focus is senior and strategic leadership. His PhD is entitled “Late-modern voices of Leader-Self: Towards a Bakhtinian hermeneutic of senior-leadership interiority and orthodox purpose”.

Stephen is working with:

  • the Northern Leadership Academy
     

Professional Membership & Activities

  • Fellow, Higher Education Academy
  • Member, British Academy of Management

Publications and Other Research Outputs

2017

Gibbs, S (2017) Maybe having a billionaire mogul as president in Trump isn't so bad? [Audio]

2016

Gibbs, S (2016) ‘Is it really so bad to have a business mogul as president?The Conversation . ISSN 2044-5032

Brown, J. and Gibbs, S. (2016) ‘It's politics - but not as we know itNews & Star , pp. 10-10.

Gibbs, S (2016) UK Resilience: A Question of Governance UK: University of Huddersfield (Unpublished)

Gibbs, S (2016) ‘Outline working proposal: Cumbria River Catchments Authority’. In: Cumbria Floods Partnership, 22 April 2016, Hallmark Hotel, Carlisle, Cumbria, UK

Gibbs, S (2016) ‘Strategic Overview and Journey to Full Protection’. In: Floods Meeting: Fighting for a Safe City, 4 April 2016, Crown and Mitre Hotel, central Carlisle

Gibbs, S (2016) ‘Our future cityCarlisle Living , pp. 42-45. ISSN 9771758 207119

Gibbs, S., Vaughan, G., Young, S., Sier, A., Chalmers, D. and Ashcroft, K. (2016) ‘The floods: Where do we go from here?Cumbria Life , pp. 34-36. ISSN 9771354162119

2012

Gibbs, S (2012) ‘Resistant Self in Leadership: A Hermeneutical Conundrum’. In: Northern Leadership Academy Conference 2012, 19th June 2012, Durham Business School

2011

Gibbs, S (2011) ‘Leadership and self in modern and contemporary literature: Should leadership thought re-conceive self through literature discourse and representations?’. In: British Academy of Management BAM 2011, 13-15 September 2011, Birmingham, UK

Gibbs, S (2011) ‘Leadership and self in modern and contemporary literature: Should leadership thought re-conceive self through literature discourse and representations?’. In: British Academy of Management BAM 2011, 13-15 September 2011, Birmingham, UK

Gibbs, S (2011) ‘Revelation, Verisimilitude and ‘Drama’ in Modern Strategic Leadership’. In: University of Cumbria Doctoral Colloquium, 7 July 2011, University of Cumbria, Lancaster Campus

Gibbs, S (2011) ‘Co-produced autoethnography in leadership research’. In: University of Huddersfield Research Festival, 28 March 2011, 28th March 2011, University of Huddersfield

Gibbs, S (2011) ‘Co-produced autoethnography in leadership research - methods at the margins’. In: University of Huddersfield Research Festival, 28 March 2011, 28th March 2011, University of Huddersfield

2010

Gibbs, S (2010) ‘Leadership and Existentialism: Building a Groundwork’. In: University of Cumbria Doctoral Colloquium, 14 July 2010, University of Cumbria, Lancaster Campus , pp. 1-16

Gibbs, S., Gold, J., Cuthbert, M., Young, S. and Doyle, P. (2010) ‘Opening Space to the community: action learning at a community levelAction Learning: Research and Practice , 7 (1), pp. 111-116. ISSN 1476-7333

2008

Wraith, P. and Gibbs, S. (2008) ‘The Possibility of Possibilities: Skills to Grow a Career in Computing and Business’. In: Proceedings of Liberecke Informaticke Forum Sbornik Konference. Czech Republic: Technické univerzity Liberec. pp. 110-123. ISBN 978-80-7372-408-5

Esteem

  • 2012 Students Union and Teaching and Learning Institute Awards Inspirational Teaching
  • 2004 Programme Director’s Prize, MBA
  • Fellow, Higher Education Academy 2012-
  • Member, British Academy of Management 2012-
  • Member, West Yorkshire Lifelong Learning Network (Leadership Sector) 2007-2011
  • Member, Northern Leadership Academy Operational Group 2007-
  • Member, SME Forum 2007-
  • Member, Northern Universities Network 2007-

Research Degree Supervision

Stephen supervises research in the following areas:

  • Leadership
  • Leadership-self
  • Leadership development

Enterprise Activities

  • 2015/16 - Currently working with the University’s English Dept on interdisciplinary project - language and leadership.
  • 2012 - ‘Magnificent 7’ training days: - management training programme, delivered January, 2012.
  • 2011/12 -Senior Executive Leadership Development Consultancy Programme supported by Northern Leadership Academy Challenge Fund.
  • 2011 - Curriculum and team development workshops on Reflective Practice: - Wakefield College, delivered May, 2011.
  • 2010 - Management development consultancy for senior management team, Direct Visual Ltd, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire.
  • 2009 - Open Space leadership development event with funding secured from West Yorkshire Lifelong Learning Network and supported in kind by: Northern Leadership Academy; Higher Futures (South Yorkshire Lifelong Learning Network); Yorkshire Leadership; Leadership Centre for Public Life; Barnsley and Rotherham Chamber of Commerce.
  • 2009 - Journeys Programme offering leadership development for high growth regional manufacturing leaders funded by the Northern Leadership Academy.
  • 2008 - Leadership development for regional entrepreneurs funded by Northern Leadership Academy and in partnership with Business Mine, University of Huddersfield and Business Link Yorkshire: delivered in Barnsley, South Yorkshire.
  • 2007/8 - Leadership development programme for regional business directors funded by Northern Leadership Academy. Led to the establishment of The Business School as a Regional Centre for the Northern Leadership Academy.

Administrative Responsibilities

  • Year One and Two Tutor, Part-time MBA course
  • Business School Liaison, Northern Leadership Academy
  • Global Leadership and Change Guest Lecture Programme
  • Masters Course Induction Programme (cross-course)

Teaching and Professional Activities

Undergraduate:

  • Real World Business Issues (Module Leader)
  • Global Management in Context (Module Leader)
  • Management Project and Dissertation
     

Postgraduate:

  • Global Leadership and Change (Module Leader)
  • Contemporary Issues in Healthcare Management
  • MBA Dissertation
     

MBA Year Tutor

  • Fellow, Higher Education Academy 2012-
  • Member, British Academy of Management 2012-
  • Member, West Yorkshire Lifelong Learning Network (Leadership Sector) 2007-2011
  • Member, Northern Leadership Academy Operational Group 2007-
  • Member, SME Forum 2007-
  • Member, Northern Universities Network 2007-