Centre for Leadership Studies and Practice

The Centre is internationally recognised as one of the foremost centres for advancing leadership studies and practice, and is one of the largest in Europe. 

Based in the Department of Leadership and Management the centre takes advantage of the continued interest in leadership.  It builds on the Department’s global and pioneering reputation in developing and enhancing leadership studies and practice, through our impactful research.

We develop critical and alternative understandings of the theory and practice of organisational leading that advance theoretical debates.  In our work, we seek to address the broad questions of ‘leadership for whom, for what and in what ways?’

Accordingly, the themes which underpin our research are:

  • Emotions and authenticity
  • Entrepreneurial leaders and leadership
  • Gender and diversity
  • Governance and performance
  • International leadership and leadership in non-Western cultures
  • Learning and development
  • Responsibilities, purposes and ethics

For further information please contact the centre’s director Professor Ron Humphrey at r.humphrey@lancaster.ac.uk or +44 (0)1524 595065