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Professor Gerry McGivern

Professor of Organisational Analysis

Research Interests

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

Teaching in 2018-2019

Executive MBA
  • IB9S30: Management of Change
Executive MBA (London)
  • IB9S3L: Management of Change
Human Resource Management & Employment Relations
  • IB96N0: Researching Human Resource Management and Employment Relations
MSc Business
  • IB9HN0: Research Methodology
Strategic Leadership and Innovation in Healthcare
  • IB9GT0: Strategic Leadership for Healthcare Innovation
  • IB2390: Changing Organisations

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

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


Gerry is Professor of Organisational Analysis and Head of the Organisation and Human Resource Management (OHRM) Group at Warwick Business School.

Gerry's research focuses on understanding professionals' knowledge, practice, identity, leadership and how they are affected by systems of regulation and organisation, primarily within health care systems. He has led Medical Research Council Health Systems Initiative, Economic and Social Research Council, General Medical Council, National Institute for Health Research and General Osteopathic Council funded research projects, published in leading international social science and management journals,

Gerry co-authored 'Making Wicked Problems Governable: The Case of Managed Networks in Health Care' (Oxford University Press, 2013) and 'The Politics of Management Knowledge in Times of Austerity' (Oxford University Press, 2018).

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.

Gerry is on the Editorial Board of Human Relations and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Health, with an interest in health care organisation, leadership and systems in resource-poor countries.

Many of Gerry's publications are available at: also available at


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