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Medal for leadership

30 September 2020

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A Professor of Organizational Analysis from Cardiff University has been awarded the British Academy of Management (BAM) Medal for Leadership at their annual conference.

Rick Delbridge, from Cardiff Business School, was recognised at BAM’s first Virtual Conference in The Cloud 2020, held online due to COVID-19 restrictions across the UK.

The award is one of three bestowed at the annual event and recognises sustained and outstanding leadership of, and contribution to, the academic community by a BAM member.

Rick Delbridge with BAM medal for leadership

In making the award, Professor Nic Beech, President of the BAM, cited Professor Delbridge’s ‘outstanding research achievements, his work on BAM’s development programme for directors of research with the Chartered Association of Business Schools, and his work connecting the BAM community with the wider social science and UK Research Institute community’.

The latter include membership of the Board of the Campaign for Social Science, of the Strategic Advisory Network of the Economic and Social Research Council and of the Research Excellence Framework Interdisciplinary Advisory Panel.

Across an illustrious 30-year academic career at Cardiff University, Professor Delbridge has served as Academic Lead for the forthcoming Social Science Research Park, Cardiff Business School Associate Dean for Research, and Dean of Research, Engagement and Innovation, whilst maintaining an outstanding research publication record.

“BAM is a great community of management scholars which does a great deal to support Business School academics. I’m very proud my contributions to that community have been recognised by my peers in this way.”

Professor Rick Delbridge Professor of Organizational Analysis

Professor Rachel Ashworth, Dean of Cardiff Business School, added: “As far as I am aware, this is a first for us in terms of a Business School colleague being awarded a BAM medal. So, very many congratulations to Rick from all in the School!

“The nomination reflects Rick’s leadership and ongoing capacity-building support within the Academy, and also for his extensive efforts to advocate for and promote Business and Management in wider social science communities.”

Professor Rachel Ashworth Dean and Head of School

At its first virtual conference, BAM decided against replicating their in-person meeting. Instead they sought to innovate, with an emphasis on collaboration and interdisciplinarity.

Find out more about the Virtual Conference in the Cloud.

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