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Said Business School
Rhodes Trust Professor of Organisational Behaviour

Sue Dopson is the Academic Director of the Oxford Diploma in Organisational Leadership,  Associate Dean of Faculty at Saïd Business School, a Fellow of Green Templeton College, Oxford, and Visiting Professor at the University of Alberta, Canada. She is a noted specialist on the personal and organisational dimensions of leadership and transformational change.

Sue’s research centres on transformational change and knowledge exchange in the public and healthcare sectors. She has written and edited many major works on this topic and her research has informed and influenced government bodies such as the Department of Health and the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) in their thinking on areas such as the dissemination of clinical evidence into practice, medical leadership and the role of the support worker in the NHS. She currently represents the University of Oxford as Non-Executive Director of the Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust.

Sue formerly worked as personnel manager in the NHS before pursuing a research and academic career.

She has a BSc in sociology, MSc in sociology with special reference to medicine MA (Oxon) and a PhD studying the introduction of general management into the NHS.


  • Personal and organisational dimensions of leadership
  • Transformational change
  • Networks
  • Healthcare studies and clinical leadership
  • Implementation of innovation
  • Evidence based management
  • Leadership Coaching Practice


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