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Professor Gerry McGivern

Professor of Organisational Analysis

Research Interests

Health professionals, health care, knowledge, identity, regulation, organization, leadership

Teaching in 2020-2021

Distance Learning MBA
  • IB822P: Management of Change
  • IB0060: Academic Practice
  • IB2390: Changing Organisations

Innovation, Knowledge & Organisational Networks Research Unit, Organisation & HRM, Organising Healthcare Research Network

Email:  /  Tel: 024 765 24582  /  Room: 2.129


Gerry McGivern is Professor of Organisational Analysis and Head of the Organisation and Human Resource Management (OHRM) Group at Warwick Business School. His research focuses on understanding professionals' knowledge, practices, identities, leadership and how they are affected by systems of regulation and organisation, primarily within health care systems.

He has published more than 30 academic articles, the majority in leading international social science and management journals, and two books with Oxford University Press: 'Making Wicked Problems Governable: The Case of Managed Networks in Health Care' (2013) and 'The Politics of Management Knowledge in Times of Austerity' (2018).

Gerry has been Principal and Co-Investigator on research projects worth over £1 million, including those funded by the Medical Research Council Health Systems Initiative, Economic and Social Research Council, General Medical Council, National Institute for Health Research, Wellcome Trust and General Osteopathic Council.

Gerry previously worked for Price Waterhouse, Ovum, in HR consultancy, and in academic roles at Royal Holloway, University of London, and King's College London. He holds a MA in Organizational Analysis and Behaviour from Lancaster University Management School and a PhD in Organizational Behaviour from Imperial College Business School. He is on the Editorial Board of Human Relations and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Health.


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