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Dr Andrew Boocock

Senior Lecturer

Organisational Behaviour And Human Resources

Department of Business , Royal Docks School Of Business And Law

Dr Andrew Boocock is a  lecturer and researcher in leadership studies, organisational behaviour, and employee engagement. His specialist research interest is HR and organisational behaviour in the Further Education sector, embedded within the education market.


  • PGCE from the Institute of Education, UCL
  • Certificate in Higher Education Professional Practice from Coventry University (Distinction)

Areas Of Interest

Andrew has a specific interest in issues of HR and OB within the FE sector, shaped by current education policy and local governance of colleges (the product of neoliberal values and marketisation). These include contemporary HR/OB issues such as:

- How effective is the current transactional leadership style within Further Education. Would a more distributed leadership style be more effective?

- How might HRM within FE, in an era of austerity, be reformed to more effectively realise organisational goals through the utilisation of human and social capital?

- How might a greater regard for intrinsic motivation, altruism and lecturer professionalism be used to improve talent management strategies and staff engagement in the sector?

- To what extent might teaching and learning be improved in Further Education through a shift from a top-down model of change to an OD model based on humanistic values and action research?

- How might the current policy of localism in Further Education be best enacted to optimise the utilisation of human and social capital to meet organisational goals?