Professor David Wilson
Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Dean of the Faculty of Business and Law
Professor David Wilson is Professor of Public Administration, Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Dean of the Faculty of Business and Law.
Business and Law has been placed highly in university and National Student Survey league tables for several different subject areas during his time in charge of the faculty and he has overseen the development of several innovative areas of activity.
Professor Wilson’s major area of teaching and research is public sector management, notably local government.
After completing his BA (Hons) at Warwick University in History and Politics and BPhil in Political Science at Liverpool University, David returned to Warwick and worked as a tutor while completing his PhD in politics.
He moved to De Montfort University (DMU) in 1971, in the days when it was Leicester Polytechnic, and was promoted to Dean from the position of Head of the Department of Public Policy in 2002. He was appointed Deputy Vice-Chancellor of De Montfort University in January 2011.
David has authored many books, including: The Quango Debate (Oxford University Press) with F Ridley; Local Democracy and Local Government (Macmillan) with L. Pratchett; Local Political Leadership (Policy Press) with Steve Leach; New Public Administration in Britain (Routledge) with John Greenwood and Robert Pyper; British Local Government into the 21st Century (Palgrave Macmillan) with Gerry Stoker; and has recently published the 5th edition of Local Government in the United Kingdom (Palgrave Macmillan) with Chris Game.
He has published numerous articles in leading academic journals such as the British Journal of Political Science; Political Studies; Public Administration; Local Government Studies; The British Journal of Politics and International Relations; Democratization; International Journal of Urban and Regional Research. David has also served as a member of two Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) panels.