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Dr David Flude

Associate Professor
Faculty of Business and Law
Areas of Expertise:
Business, management and leadership , Business Administration , Business Management , Strategy , Organisational Behaviour , Research methodology
Research Supervision:

David's current role is as Associate Professor and Director of the DBA program in the Faculty of Business and Law, School of Management, HROB section. He specialises in researching collaborative ventures in the public sector.

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David's previous role was as Principal Lecturer / Acting Head of Department, Department of Leadership and Management, where he was responsible for the day to day operation of a diverse and academically varied operation overseeing and managing the international partner portfolio as well as delivery of a core undergraduate degree programme. His duties included the management of the departmental budget along with a contingent of 13 academic staff, associated supportive administrative functions and income generation.

David has a PhD student completion and I is also an external examiner for Hertfordshire University in the areas of Strategy, Change, Leadership, Culture and Organisational Behaviour.

Prior to joining Anglia Ruskin University, David spent the previous 12 years as a Senior Police Staff Leader in what was a challenging, demanding but very rewarding role. In this role he developed his interest in academic research within the “Blue Light Sector” ultimately being recognised with an award of a Bramshill Fellowship.

Research interests
  • Management of Blue Light organisations
  • Management of collaborative ventures especially benefits realisation
  • Corporate and organisational Cultures
  • Strategy
Areas of research supervision
  • Leadership in Public Organisations 
  • Strategy  
  • Work Based Value 
  • Corporate and Organisational Culture 

Within his current role David is also a Senior Lecturer, delivering a wide range of Corporate Strategy and Leadership courses on undergraduate, postgraduate and professional accreditation programmes. He has also created and delivered a wide range of bespoke programmes for clients, both in the UK and globally.

  • Doctor of Philosophy, PhD 
  • Master of Business Administration, MBA 
  • MA Education. 
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching 
  • BA (Hons) In Business Management 
Memberships, editorial boards
  • Senior Fellow, HEA
  • Fellow, CMI
  • Fellow, Bramshill
  • External Examiner, University of Hertfordshire
Research grants, consultancy, knowledge exchange

David has undertaken a wide range of knowledge exchange and consultancy projects both in the UK and in an international setting which have included Russia, China, Malaysia and Trinidad.

He is also an Investigator on the Eastern New Energy decarbonisation research program, a collaboration between 21 organisations, specialising in vehicle fleet decarbonisation.

Selected recent publications

Flude, D. Exploration of the Interplay Between Transcultural Relativism and Phase 2 New Public Management, a Case study of ‘back office’ Collaboration. Journal of Public Management Review.

Flude, D. The Influence of Transcultural Relativism Upon Performance Gains, a Case Study of Public Sector Collaboration. International Journal of Public Administration.

Recent presentations and conferences

JFMPS Conference, July 2010.

Media experience

Media trained to deliver commentary across strategic management issues concerning the public sector, especially the Police Service.