Jennifer Davies, Part Time PGR

Realizing leadership potential within the business and administration workforce in NHS Scotland

Supervisors: Mervyn Conroy and Scott Taylor

Jennifer is currently employed by NHS Education for Scotland as Dental Business Manager. Her experience of working in both administrative and managerial roles in the NHS has directly informed her research interests around leadership and workforce development in the context of the NHS business and administration workforce. 


  • BA Politics and Philosophy, University of Sheffield
  • MSc Leadership for Health Services Improvement, Health Services Management Centre, University of Birmingham

Research interests

Distributed leadership
Critical Management Studies
Discourse analysis
Workforce development

Conferences and publications

‘Don’t ask me I’m just an administrator!’ A Foucauldian take on distributed leadership and Power. Conference paper presented at the 10th International Organisational Behaviour in Healthcare Conference hosted by Cardiff Business School. 

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