Dr Deborah Price

Job: Senior Lecturer in Human Resource Management

Faculty: Business and Law

School/department: Faculty of Business and Law

Research group(s): Organisation Development and Change

Address: The Gateway, De Montfort University, Leicester, UK, LE1 9BH

T: +44 (0)116 257 7214

E: dprice@dmu.ac.uk

W: www.dmu.ac.uk/bal


Personal profile

Dr Deborah Price is a research active academic with 18 years experience of teaching in Higher Education.  Dr Price came to academia having spent 12 years in nursing and 8 years as a senior manager.  She has worked previously at the University of Leicester and at The Open University and she is currently the Programme Leader for De Montfort University’s PG Diploma and MA in Human Resource Management (part time study).  Dr Price has produced two books, The Principles and Practice of Change (2009) and Business Research Methods: A Practical Approach (2009).

Research interests/expertise

  1. The production of organisational, social and individual identity, and the implications that this has for professionalism, power and control.  She has Guest Co-Edited (with Prof. Rolf van Dick, Goethe University) a special issue of The Journal of Change Management, looking at the relationship between identity and change.  She has also recently undertaken some empirical work with Dr Diane Preston (Open University) looking at the identity consequences for academics in managerial roles.
  2. Leadership in a safety critical context.  She has recently been commissioned (with Prof. Rosalind Searle, Coventry) by the Scottish Government and OPITO to look at Leadership effectiveness in the Gas and Oil industry.  She is currently developing this work to look more widely at Leadership in Safety Critical Contexts. 
  3. The use of qualitative methods, particularly discourse analysis, in the production and reproduction of identity, person-organisation (PO) fit and as a means of inferring meaning from data.  

Areas of teaching

Research Methods: UG, PG and Doctoral levels

Learning and Development


Organisational Change/Organisational Development

Organisational Behaviour


PhD- University of Leicester

MBA (Distinction) University of Leicester

PG Diploma in Marketing (Chartered Institute of Marketing)

PG Diploma in Management (Manchester Metropolitan University) 

Courses taught

Designing, Delivering and Evaluating Learning and Development provision

Investigating a Business Issue

Developing Skills for Business Leadership

Organising HRM  

Membership of professional associations and societies

Member of The Chartered Management Institute (MCMI) - 2003

Member of The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (MCIPD) - 2011

Associate of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (ACIM) - 1995   

Conference attendance

Price, D. (2012) CIPD Centres Conference- invited speaker. Teaching Skills for Business Leadership. York. June 2012.

Price, D. (2011) Identity and Change: Removing the touchstones. British Academy of Management Conference 2011. Aston Business School

Preston, D., and Price, D (2010) Being Player-Manager: Exploring the Roles of Associate Deans in Education. Society for research In Higher Education Conference 2010 Newport Gwent.

Price, D. (2008) ‘Pathogenic Fit: A Consequence of Consequential Values: Paper presented to the British Academy of Management Conference. 2008.

Price, D. (2008) ‘Nascent Research in Person-Organisation Fit: Part of symposium presented to the British Academy of Management Conference. 2008.

Price, D. (2008) ‘Found in Translation: A Case of Pathogenic Fit. Paper presented to the 8th International Conference on Organizational Discourse. July 2008.

Price, D. (2007) Pathogenic Fit’ – paper presented at the 1st Global e-Conference in Fit. November 2007. Paper won the best conference paper award.

Consultancy work

Recently commissioned (with Professor Rosalind Searle: Coventry University) by OPITO and the Scottish Government to evaluate the Leadership development programmes in the Gas and Oil Industry. Currently 

Current research students

Morally, Simon. (PhD) Part time study. 2nd Supervisor

Professional esteem indicators

Editorial Board membership - Journal of Change Management.

Case studies

Preliminary research done with Professor Rosalind Searle (Coventry) with Consultancy funding from the Scottish Government to look at the effectiveness of Leadership Development in the Gas and Oil industries.

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