PhD, University of Southampton
B.Soc.Sc (Honours), University of Southampton
- Member, Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM)
- Member, European Group for Organizational Studies (EGOS)
- Member, European Academy of Management (EURAM)
- Member, Pacific Employment Relations Association (PERA)
- Editorial Board, Human Factors and Ergonomics in Manufacturing & Service Industries
- Editorial Board, Journal of Change Management
- Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management (FANZAM)
- Distinguished Member ANZAM (Awarded 2005)
- ANZAM Research Fellow (Awarded 2002)
Professor Dawson has been researching change in organizations since 1980 following some early work on CAD in the British Aerospace Industry and a longitudinal study on change in British Rail marshalling yards. Taking a process perspective, his main interest centres on the complex dynamics of changing and the way that individuals and groups respond to and actively shape processes experienced over time. These relational multi-dimensional experiences highlight the interplay between the lived experience of non-linear time and conventional clock time often used to regulate and plan change strategies and implementation schedules. In conducting research on change in a range of different countries, Professor Dawson has held positions at Universities in Australia, Denmark, England and Scotland and he has been a keynote speaker at a number of international conferences. He has dual nationality (Australian and British) and he actively supports young academics as a Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management (FANZAM). He has acted as external reviewer for number of programmes and schools, including, Stirling University, Newcastle University and Durham University Business School. He is well known in the field of change management and his work is often cited in the academic literature. He also presents his work to leading companies and business organizations who are interested in developing their understanding of change management.
Patrick Dawson holds the Salvesen Chair in Management at the University of Aberdeen and is a part-time Professor in the School of Management and Marketing at the University of Wollongong. He holds a PhD in industrial sociology from the University of Southampton and during his early career worked at the University of Surrey and the University of Edinburgh. He moved to Australia in the 1980s and took up a position at the University of Adelaide. In studying change in Australian and New Zealand organizations, Patrick worked on a number of Australian Research Council funded projects in collaboration with a number of Australian universities. Since taking up the Salvesen Chair at Aberdeen, he has held visiting research professorships at Roskilde University and the Danish Technical University in Denmark. He has published over fifty referee articles in leading European journals, such as: Journal of Management Studies, Work, Employment and Society, and Organization Studies and he has a long research history in the area of organizational change where he has published a number of books including: Organizational Change: A Processual Approach, London: Paul Chapman Publishing, 1994.