Barbara Simpson

Barbara Simpson

Professor of Leadership and Organisational Dynamics at Strathclyde Business School
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Barbara Simpson is Professor of Leadership and Organisational Dynamics at Strathclyde Business School and she also holds Visiting Professorships in Learning and Philosophy at Aalborg University in Denmark, and in the Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering at TUDelft in the Netherlands. This list of roles is a clue to the diverse interests that characterise Barbara’s work. She describes herself as a transdisciplinary researcher and educator, who cheerfully straddles boundaries between the arts, engineering, philosophy, design, and the social sciences. Building from these multiple inspirations, she has developed a flexible understanding of collaborative leadership as a creative and relational process that unfolds continuously in social practice. With several of her current and past doctoral supervisees, she is developing this perspective in the particular context of Scotland’s HSCPs.