About Me


I am a Director of Education (PGT) at Newcastle Business School, Northumbria University. From 2017-2021 I served as Chair of the JUC Public Administration Committee. For more on this see here: https://iancelliott.wordpress.com/2017/01/10/the-future-of-public-administration/. Since January 2021 I have served as Chair of the Joint University Council (JUC). This is the UK learned society for public administration, public policy and social work encompassing the PAC and SWEC. More information can be found here: https://www.juc.ac.uk .

Newcastle Business School has double-accreditation for Business and Accounting from AACSB, is within the Top 30 Universities in the UK and within the Top 500 worldwide. Newcastle Business School has a particular strength in public administration, leadership and management teaching and research.

I am a successful supervisor and examiner of PhD’s and welcome proposals for PhD research in areas aligned to my research interests. I have significant experience in programme development, delivery and examination at postgraduate and doctoral levels in public administration including MPA’s and DPA’s. Much of my prior teaching experience has included engaging with employers, such as Academi Wales, City of Edinburgh Council, Dundee City Council, Orkney Islands Council and Association of Chief Officers of Scottish Voluntary Organisations, in the design and delivery of professionally-relevant postgraduate programmes. I have been external examiner at Staffordshire University, Plymouth University and Teeside University.

My research includes work on public leadership, organisational change in the public sector and community empowerment. I have published in a wide variety of peer-reviewed academic journals and edited academic books. I have extensive consultancy and research experience and have successfully supervised five doctoral students to completion. I am subject expert for Public Services and Healthcare in the Chartered Association of Business Schools (CABS) Scientific Committee for the Journal Quality Guide. I am also Chair of the PAC and Vice Chair of the Joint University Council for Applied Social Sciences. I sit on the Editorial Advisory Boards of Teaching Public Administration, Public Policy and Administration and Public Administration: An International Quarterly.

I have been commissioned by a number of organisations to run training courses and have been invited to speak at numerous academic and professional events including for Higher Education Academy, MacKay Hannah and Holyrood Events. My research has been published in trade and popular press including The Conversation, Scottish Policy Now, Public Sector Executive and The Scotsman.

You can follow me on Twitter here: www.twitter.com/ian_c_elliott email me at ian.elliott @ northumbria.ac.uk or view my LinkedIn profile here: https://uk.linkedin.com/in/iancelliott. Full CV available on request.

Employment History (last 10 years)

2018-Present Northumbria University, Newcastle – Director of Education (PGT) and Senior Lecturer in Public Leadership and Management

2009-2018 Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh – MPA Director and Senior Lecturer in Business & Public Services

Doctoral Supervision

2020-Present Jacqueline Moore, “Collaborative Leadership in Regional Governance Systems”. Director of Studies

2020- Present Aimey Adamson, “Does one size have to fit all in Further Education? A case study on the effects of transactional and transformational leadership theories on staff within one further education college”. Director of Studies.

2020-Present Ariena Zoutberg, “Glass House: determining the capability of the public sector’s Internal Audit Function in order to ensure an independent control function in Dutch housing corporations” Director of Studies.

2019-Present Sean McCulloch, “Intervening within a Complex Adaptive System to effect change: The role of the liminal change agent”. Second Supervisor.

2015-2018 Oladipo Osuntubo, “Perceptions of user charges and marketization in university education, and their implications for access in Nigeria and Scotland”.

2012-2017 Violetta Fejtzes, “Performance Measurement of Community Education Services: A Case Study of Public Service Delivery in Forth Ward, Edinburgh”.

2010-2014 Christine Currie, “The Collaborative Relationship Between Transport and Tourism in Scottish Islands: From Policy to Practice”.

2010-2014 Abdullah Al-Adamat, “The Impact of Information and Communication Technology on the Marketing Performance of Jordanian Hotels”.

2007-2010 Jenna Breckenridge, “Being person driven in a service driven organisation – Revisioning service ideals and client realities“.

My publication details:

Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.co.uk/citations?hl=en&user=246r3BMAAAAJ

ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0003-4622-298X

ResearcherID: K-1342-2019

Publons: https://publons.com/researcher/1642833/ian-elliott/

ResearchGate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Ian_Elliott3

Quality Assurance and Examining (last 10 years)

2020 -Present Glasgow Caledonian University, External Examiner, MBA Suite including Glasgow, London and Malaysia.

2018 -Present Hartlepool College and Darlington College, External Examiner, FdA Public Services Programme, (accredited by Teesside University)

2020 University of Plymouth, Professional Doctorate (DPA) External Examiner, Zhanna Sagyndykova, “Monitoring and Evaluation of Education Reforms in the Republic of Kazakhstan”.

2018 Queen Margaret University, Internal Panellist, Validation of MSc Strategic Communications and Public Relations and MSc Digital Campaigning and Content Creation

2018 Ulster University, External Advisor, Revalidation Units: 26C Politics / Social Policy (UG/PG) and 26D Politics (Health and Social Care Management)

2015 Queen Margaret University, Chair of Validation Panel, Validation of HEDip Hearing Aid Audiology

2014 Queen Margaret University, PhD Internal Examiner, Salon Memon, “Relationship between organisational culture and knowledge creation process in knowledge-intensive banks”

2014 -2016 Exeter College, External Examiner, FdSc in Public Services, Faculty of Health, Care and Public Services, (accredited by Plymouth University)

2013 -2016 Staffordshire University, External Examiner, Undergraduate Economics Suite, Business School

2014 Bournemouth College, External Advisor, FdA Public Services and Public Sector Management

2012 Queen Margaret University, Internal Validation Panellist, QMU Validation of Professional Doctorate in Health Psychology

Academic Leadership and Service (current positions)

2021-Present Honorary Chair, UK Joint University Council of the Applied Social Sciences

2020-Present Co-Convenor of IIAS European Group for Public Administration Permanent Study Group IX on Teaching Public Administration

2018-Present HEA Mentor

2017-Present Expert Advisor for Public Sector and Healthcare on CABS Scientific Committee for the CABS Journal Quality Guide.

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