Doctor of Business Administration


Our faculty is made up of world leading experts from every field of business and management. With more than a third of our staff from countries outside the UK, our faculty is truly international. All of our faculty are research-active and the majority supervise doctoral research. 

  • Mark Johnson

    Professor of Operations Management, DBA Programme Director

    Mark is Head of Group for Operations at WBS. He holds a Doctorate (EngD) and MSc from the University of Warwick. His current research broadly examines control and coordination in operations and supply chains. Mark's research has been published in the Journal of Operations Management, Research Policy, the Journal of Supply Chain Management, the International Journal of Operations and Production Management, the International Journal of Production Economics and the International Journal of Physical Distribution and Logistics Management amongst others.

  • Chris Beer

    Professor of Practice 

    Chris’ career has been focused on building high performing professional services firms. In 2010 he joined Merryck &Co – leading a management buyout the same year. He has led high value engagements spanning different nations and cultures, and has a passion for fostering the highest levels of client service and quality. In addition to his role as CEO, Chris was appointed as a Professor of Practice at WBS in 2013. Specialising in strategic leadership, he brings business to the lecture theatre through the practitioners’ perspective.

  • Gerardo Patriotta

    Professor of Organisation Studies

    Gerardo is an expert on organisational sensemaking, particularly in the contexts of crises, breakdowns, errors,
    and unexpected events. His research has been published in leading management journals such as the Academy of Management Review, Administrative Science Quarterly, Journal of Management Studies, Journal of World Business, Human Relations, Organization Science, and Organization Studies. He is the author of Organizational knowledge in the making: how firms create, use, and institutionalize knowledge, published by Oxford University Press. 

  • April Wright


  • Christos Kolympiris

    Associate Professor

    Christos is Associate Professor in Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Warwick Business School (WBS). Funded by the Kauffman Foundation, he received his PhD in Applied Economics at the University of Missouri - Columbia in 2010. Before joining WBS he was at the faculty at the University of Bath School of Management. His work is at the intersection of technology innovation management, entrepreneurship, economics of science and economic geography

  • Davide Nicolini

    Professor & Director of IKON

    Davide previously worked at the University of Trento (Italy) and held a senior social scientist position at the Tavistock Institute of Human Relations in London. Experience also in design and management of action-learning programmes and action-research based interventions. 

  • John Colley

    Professor of Practice

    John is Professor of Practice in Strategy and Leadership and Associate Dean (Post-Experience Masters Programmes) at Warwick Business School. Before entering academia John was Group Managing Director at a FTSE 100 business and Executive Managing Director at a French CAC 40 business. Previously he undertook the role of MD of British Gypsum Ltd after having undertaken various leadership roles in Finance including Finance Director at British Gypsum. He has chaired a UK listed plc as well as non-executive director roles of UK and European private equity businesses. Currently he chairs two VCT funded businesses and also advises at board level various private businesses.

  • John Lyon

    Professor of Practice

    Initially trained as a Clinical Biochemist, then as a Chartered Accountant (PriceWaterhouseCoopers). John is a Fellow of the ICAEW, a Chartered Fellow of the Securities Institute, a Fellow of the Institute of Clinical Research, a Fellow of the Institute of Directors, a Chartered Scientist and Chartered Director. He was awarded the northern entrepreneur of the year award for science and technology in 2005 sponsored by Ernst and Young. John has held non-executive and chairman appointments spanning over 25 years as both a venture capitalist and a personal investor.

  • Joe Nandhakumar

    Professor of Information Systems

    Joe Nandhakumar is Professor of Information Systems at Warwick Business School, University of Warwick. His primary research interest focuses on the design and use of digital technology and its implications for the nature of work and organizational interactions and engagement. He was principal investigator on ESRC funded studies: Interdisciplinary collaboration in design of digital innovation (e.g. computer games innovation); and valuing innovation (process of developing business models for emerging digital innovations). He is currently leading a IUK funded research project on Applying AI and machine learning-based solutions into high-value litigation.

  • Koen Heimeriks

    Professor of Strategy

    Koen Heimeriks is Professor of Strategy at Warwick Business School. Previously, he was faculty at Copenhagen Business School, Rotterdam School of Management, and Tilburg University and he has also been visiting at Aalto, Carnegie Mellon University, and INSEAD. He earned his Ph.D. at Eindhoven University of Technology. Koen's research focuses on how companies develop corporate development (i.e., alliance, acquisition, and divestiture) capabilities to realize corporate growth in high-tech settings. 

  • Neil Stewart

    Professor of Behavioural Science

    I studied Natural Sciences and Experimental Psychology at Cambridge before moving to Warwick as a Psychology PhD student in 1997. My work as a Postdoc, Lecturer and Reader in Psychology was in perceptual decision making and categorisation. More recently as a Professor of Psychology I worked on topics in behavioural and economic science. In 2017 I joined WBS as a Professor of Behavioural Science.

  • Nick Llewellyn


    Nick has been at Warwick since 2003 and teaches on modules on Organisational Behaviour and Qualitative Research Methods. He has had a number of roles within WBS, and is currently Pro-Dean Faculty. Nick's research considers interaction and communication as people (managers, professionals and front line staff) perform ordinary work tasks. He video records people doing work, recovers the organisational features and problems that are apparent and then addresses how people (do or might) resolve them. The research draws on the allied fields of ethnomethodology and conversation analysis.

  • Nick Lee

    Professor of Marketing

    Professor Nick Lee leads the core Marketing module on the WBS Distance Learning MBA. He also teaches quantitative research methods on the WBS DBA, and Philosophy of Science on the WBS PhD. Nick is the Business and Finance Institutional Co-ordinator for the Midlands Graduate School ESRC Doctoral Training Partnership (a collaboration for social science doctoral training between Warwick, and 5 other Midlands universities). In 2017 (less than 15 years after he gained his Ph.D.), The Academy of Marketing honored Nick with Life Membership in recognition of his outstanding lifetime research achievements and contribution to marketing scholarship.

  • Tina Kiefer

    Professor of Organisational Behaviour

    Tina is an organizational psychologist by background and received her MSc in Psychology and her PhD from the University of Fribourg (Switzerland). She previously worked at Birkbeck College, University of London, as a Visiting Scholar at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver (Canada) and as lecturer at the University of St. Gallen (Switzerland).