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Professor Mike Wallace

Professor of Public Management

Cardiff Business School

Email:
wallaceam@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 5848
Location:
S38, Aberconway Building, Colum Road, Cathays, Cardiff, CF10 3EU

Mike Wallace is a Professor of Public Management, in the Management, Employment and Organisations Section. He researches the management of public service change, and teaches on the undergraduate and doctoral training programmes.

Qualifications

  • PhD, Centre for Applied Research in Education, University of East Anglia
  • Advanced Diploma in Education, Cambridge Institute of Education
  • MA, Cambridge University
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Education, Keswick Hall College of Education, Norwich
  • BA, Cambridge University, Social and Political Sciences

Professional memberships

  • Member of Advisory Board, Leadership Management Wales, 2009-present
  • Member of Council, British Academy of Management, 2007-2011

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Teaching commitments

  • Second year undergraduate module 'Organization Behaviour'
  • Doctoral training module 'Research Applications', Masters in Social Science Research Methods

Research interests

  • The complexity of public service change and coping capacity
  • An ironic perspective on organizational life and change
  • Public policy implementation and mediation
  • Development of social science research expertise
  • Building Capacity for Business Engagement with Impact (ESRC), 2011-2013. A research training project developing UK capacity for 'engaged' forms of business research with high practical impact potential
  • Enhancing Expert Thinking and Problem-solving: the Development of Insight and Perspective in Theory and Practice (ESRC), 2010-2014. A research-based training project developing provision for accelerating the development of social scientists' research expertise
  • Strategic Adviser for Researcher Development (ESRC), 2009-2012. An advisory appointment, supporting enhancement of the ESRC’s researcher development strategy
  • Developing Organization Leaders as Change Agents in the Public Services (ESRC), 2006-2009. A research project investigating the establishment of formal leadership development provision for school education, healthcare, and higher education in England.

A list of research funds received in the past four years

  • Building Capacity for Business Engagement with Impact (ESRC), 2011-2013. £100,000
  • Enhancing Expert Thinking and Problem-solving: the Development of Insight and Perspective in Theory and Practice (ESRC), 2010-2014. £100,000
  • Strategic Adviser for Researcher Development (ESRC), 2009-2012. £417,000
  • Coordination of Management Research Capacity-Building, Advanced Institute of Management Research, Associate Directorship (ESRC), 2008-2011. £73,000
  • Strategic Expansion of Management Research Capacity: Managing the Training of Researchers as Trainers (ESRC), 2008-2010. £104,000
  • Developing Organization Leaders as Change Agents in the Public Services (ESRC), 2006-2009. £318,000 (pre fEC)
  • Building Management Research Capacity: Training Researchers as Trainers (ESRC), 2006-2009. £114,000.

PhD supervision research interests

  • Ambiguity and irony in organizational life and change
  • Management of complex change in the public services