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Research interests

Dr Memon is interested in aspects of integration and innovation in public services, with a view to how managers learn, innovate and influence governance in public service organisations. More broadly interested in Public Management theory, Social Innovation theory and Qualitative Research methodologies. Areas of research interest include:

  • Integration and Localism in Public Services 
  • Management in Healthcare Service Systems
  • Learning in Public Sector Organisations 
  • Governance and Public Management
  • Secularization and National Development 
  • Public Service Innovation
  • Community Capacity Building (SAARC and GCC regions) 

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Biography

Dr Memon has research interest in public service organisations and works on a portfolio of postgraduate programmes at Newcastle Business School which include the Masters in Strategic Leadership for Public Services, the Masters in Strategic Leadership Degree Apprenticeships, the Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship programme and the Pearson Distance Learning Masters in Business and Management. He leads and delivers research methods and dissertation modules across these programmes. He currently serves as the Ethics Lead for the Department of Leadership & HRM and is a member of Northumbria University's College of Ethics Reviewers and Northumbria University's REF Review College.

Prior to joining Newcastle Business School, he was based at Kingston Business School (London) where he extensively taught and supervised research on the MSc Leadership and Management in Health programme, and formerly, at the University of Edinburgh where he taught and supervised on the MSc Management of Training and Development programme. He has also taught on the Alpha1Education programme at University of Oxford. Dr Memon is currently a postgraduate external examiner at University of Bradford and Aston University and serves on the board of Gosforth Group Ltd. 

He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (RSA) and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA). He has served as a referee on the British Academy of Management Conference Track for Organisational Transformation and Development, and as an invited panelist and keynote speaker at Holyrood conferences. He also served as a Research Associate on an Erasmus Plus project (PROPOUND) funded by the European Commission Education and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) which examined transversal competences development and graduate employability in Europe. His research work has featured in internationally reputed (ABS) journals and newspapers and has received recognition from bodies including the International Research Society for Public Management, Holyrood, and the Irish Academy of Management.

As a Chartered CIPD practitioner, he has undertaken a diverse portfolio of training and consultancy work with a range of public and private sector organisations in the UK and internationally. He has delivered consultancy projects involving a 'Leadership Development Programme Evaluation for NHS commissioners' and the 'Evaluation of the NHS-Go app for health literacy in young people' associated with the Healthy London Partnership. 

Dr Memon was awarded a PhD from the University of Edinburgh where he examined the management and governance of integrated public healthcare service systems. He is a horology enthusiast and his alma maters include Keele University, University of Edinburgh, University of Wolverhampton and Drogheda Grammar School.

Further Information

Affilitations: 

  • Fellow (FRSA), Royal Society for Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce
  • Associate Consultant, Public Administration International Ltd.
  • External Examiner (MBA), Aston University 
  • External Examiner (PG), University of Bradford
  • Trustee (Board of Trustees), Gosforth Group Ltd.
  • Referee, Public Management Review Journal
  • Chartered MCIPD, Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development 
  • Member, UCL Qualitative Health Research Network

Education/Academic qualification

MA (Hons), Keele University

PhD, University of Edinburgh

MSc, University of Edinburgh

BSc (Hons), University of Wolverhampton

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