"I am the subject leader for Organisational Behaviour and the programme leader for the MSc in Human Resource Management.  

I also fulfil the role of Director of Research for Edinburgh Business School, and I mentor and supervise students on our DBA programme.  

My first career was in Work Study, Organisation and Methods and Human Resource Management.   After acquiring an MBA by part-time study, whilst working as an HR manager, I was given the opportunity to do some part-time lecturing. I enjoyed it so much I thought I’d try it full-time.  Nearly 25 years later I’m still doing it, so I suppose I must like it!     

When I decided I was going to stay in the academic world I undertook a PhD (again part-time) on the topic of management development and I have published on that subject.  

I joined EBS as a full-time member of faculty in 2004.  In addition to my work at EBS I am an honorary teaching fellow in the School of Management at the University of St Andrews. In that capacity I have taught on the MBA programme from Sciences Po (Paris) and on executive development programmes, including one with Mercedes- Benz UK.  

With my colleague Martin Dowling I am co-author of the EBS course ‘Managing Personnel Competencies’.  With Martin I was involved in the ESRC- funded project ‘Capitalising  on Creativity: Creative Industries in Scotland’.    

I am also the author of a text book, ‘Human resource management for MBA students’, 2nd edition, CIPD Publishing, London, 2011; and I am currently  working on the 3rd edition, due for publication in 2016. "     

After acquiring an MBA by part-time study I was given the opportunity to do some part-time lecturing. I enjoyed it so much I thought I’d try it full-time

Iain Henderson

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