Political Science and International Studies
PhD Researcher in Politics and International Studies (ESRC 1+3)
Politics, University of Exeter
Start date: September 2015
Research topic: Growing Double and Deutero loop learners: An analysis of the British Army’s efforts to inculcate a learning culture amongst junior officers
This collaborative study will research to what extent the Defence Organisational Learning Strategy aim of implementing a “routine learning culture” in the British Army has been effective. Organisational learning culture within a hierarchical/bureaucratic structure will be investigated: identification and examination of poor and best practice in introducing a learning culture within such organisations as well as analysing top-down imposed cultural changes and their implementation and acceptance at the bottom of such structures. This project should also assist the Army in identifying and developing its own learning practice and enable more effective evaluation of the top-down policy initiatives being implemented.
Research supervisors: Dr Sergio Catignani, Dr Andrew Massey