Doug completed a Mechanical Engineering degree at Birmingham University, and then went on to work for The English Electric Company Ltd (subsequently General Electric Company plc) for a year before deciding to work for a few years in the voluntary sector. Doug started out as a regional organiser at a shelter, progressing to Assistant to the Deputy Director and then became the National Appeals Officer for Age Concern England.
Doug has always had a strong interest in how organisations work and are managed, and so he chose to do an MA in Management Science at Kent University. After a brief period lecturing in the private accountancy sector, he joined Islington council as a corporate planner. He stayed at Islington for some 25 years, becoming successively Head of Economic Development and then Head of Complaints/Customer Care. Doug joined London Met as an hourly paid lecturer in 2006, teaching on Organisation Theory and Human Resource Management courses. He became a full-time lecturer in 2013 and more recently has taught on Management and Entrepreneurship courses.
Doug has taught on a wide range of courses under four main areas:
- organisation theory and human resource management
- entrepreneurship and innovation
- preparation for postgraduate study
Doug's particular interests include the importance of management approaches in influencing the culture and behaviours in organisations; the challenge of managing change, and entrepreneurship.
MA, BSc (Hons), PGCE, FHEA, Senior Lecturer