Hugh Waters

Hugh Waters Ph.D Scholar (ESRC Funded)



College: The Business School
Discipline: Management
Department: Organisation Studies
Research Centre/Unit: University of Exeter Business School

Hugh conducts research in the field of leadership, management, organisational change and identity.

Hugh has project managed an Arts Council England funded research project in partnership with Libraries Unlimited, the Real Ideas Organization and Open Data Institute. This high profile project seeks to help libraries develop and capture their impact on local communities, and connect this social value to financial value using alternative forms of organizing independent from the public sector.

Hugh received a First-Class Honours degree from the University of Plymouth and MRes (with Distinction) from the University of Exeter being awarded the 'Jonathan Young Scholarship' to enable his research.

Hugh is a current PhD Scholar within the department of Management, attaining a fully-funded studentship from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). His current research focuses on how transforming into a Public Service Mutual impacts upon an organisations identity. Hugh has presented his work at major national and international conferences. Most recently working in partnership with a team of academics and the Department for Digital Culture Media and Sport to develop a guidance document 'Leadership Development in Public Service Mutuals: A Practical Guide'.

Hugh is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. He has taught both undergraduate and postgraduate students at the University of Exeter, developing a range of experiential learning opportunites for undergraduate, postgraduate and MBA cohorts linked to live research.