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MEKEI, in conjunction with WASD, has built a strong network of researchers, policy makers, educators, consultants and employers from all parts of the world to exchange knowledge and experience and discuss current developments and challenges. This directory can be used to help find, support and collaborate with experts from the network. Interested in joining the expert directory? Complete the application form. Please check your details in our directory after 48 hrs and if you can not find your name, please contact the directory coordinator at You can also join the expert directories of our sister organisation: World Association for Sustainable Development (WASD) and Sudan Knowledge (SK).

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Dr. Mark Hughes

Reader University of BrightonBusiness School


Location: Brighton, UK


Mark is the Business School’s Reader in Organizational Change with all of his research, teaching scholarship and external engagement focusing upon this field. Research – Mark is the Deputy Director of the Centre for Research on Management and Employment (CROME). Mark is a member of the Editorial Board for the Journal of Change Management with his current research interests relating to historiographies of change, the leadership of change and the convergence of innovations, projects and change. He is currently supervising three doctoral students and has successfully supervised to completion. Teaching – Mark enjoys working with postgraduates and was a core member of the development team which established the MA Change Management in 1995 with this successful course developing into the current MSc (PgCert, PgDip) Managing Change and Innovation. Mark has also taught managing change on our different MBA routes over the past decade. Scholarship – Critical interpretation of what is already known is an integral aspect of any university level offering and Mark’s scholarship centres upon his textbook – Managing Change: A Critical Perspective. The textbook which was first published by the CIPD in 2006 resulted in a second edition being published in 2010. External Engagement – An increasingly important university agenda is our engagement with external clients and Mark has worked for many years on the facilitation of organizational change in the private, public and voluntary sectors. It is often these client relationships which enable the meaningful integration of research, teaching and scholarship around what we know about organizational change and what we still need to discover.