Mark Healey is Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in Strategic Management at Manchester Business School. He received his Ph.D. in Management Sciences from the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST). Following this, he was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow with the ESRC/EPSRC Advanced Institute of Management (AIM) Research based at Leeds University Business School, University of Leeds. While at Leeds, he became Senior Research Fellow in Organizational Psychology and then Lecturer in Organizational Behaviour and Strategic Management, before returning to Manchester in 2011. His research focusses on cognition in organizations, particularly applied to strategic decision making and the wider strategic management process.
Dr Healey’s research focuses on cognition in organizations and its influence on individual, group and organizational responsiveness. He is particularly interested in managerial and organizational cognition, including cognitive adaptation – how decision makers update their knowledge and thinking in response to changing conditions.
Current applications of his work include:
- Cognition in strategic adaptation (e.g. psychological foundations of dynamic capabilities; cognition and emotion in strategic management)
- Strategic decision making (e.g. overcoming bias and dysfunction; tools and techniques for strategic intervention)
- Group/team cognition (e.g. reflexive and reflective processes; transactive memory).
His work has been published in leading international journals including Academy of Management Review, Organization Studies and Strategic Management Journal. He serves on the editorial boards of Academy of Management Review, Journal of Management Studies and Journal of Organizational Behavior.
I am keen to hear from potential PhD students who want to join my field of research. Click the research tab (above) for more information on my research interests. Currently, I supervise students in the following areas only:
Given that much of the research I do draws on the behavioural sciences, I particularly welcome applications from students with a background in social psychology, cognitive psychology, cognitive science or anthropology. The research I supervise is also suitable for students who have experience with laboratory experiments, field observation (especially ethnography) and agent-based modelling.
If you’d like to get in touch about a PhD …
- Before you write to me, read some of my published work (see my Google Scholar profile). This will give you a rough idea of what my research is about.
- Write to me by email, indicating your interest in one of the above areas. Tell me how you are qualified to undertake a high quality PhD in this area, e.g. relevant research methods skills, academic qualifications, or subject matter expertise. If you plan to send me a research proposal, please ensure that it engages directly with the literature concerning one of the topics above.