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MBA, MSc and Diploma

Gill Coleman

BA (Hons), CQSW, MSc, PhD

Gill is Director of the Ashridge Centre for Action Research and Co-Director of the MSc in Sustainability and Responsibility. Her interests are in participative approaches to personal and organisational learning and change, particularly as they relate to sustainability and corporate social responsibility. She has substantial experience in teaching and supervising action research theory and practice, and has been part of several formal action research projects, in both academic and organisational settings.

Before joining Ashridge in 2009, Gill worked for ten years with the Centre for Action Research and Professional Practice at the University of Bath, where she was one of the founders of the MSc in Responsibility and Business Practice.

Prior to that she was the Director of the New Academy of Business, a radical business education venture sponsored by Anita Roddick of The Body Shop, and taught at Bristol University’s School of Advanced Urban Studies.

Gill's latest publications

2014
Coleman, G., Gearty, M. and Shah, R. (2014) 'Evaluation and real time learning' 360 - The Ashridge Journal
2013
Coleman, G. (2013) Sustainability as a management challenge, SI on Management Development for Sustainability-focused Organisational Change, Journal of Management Development, Vol. 32 (2)
2012
Coleman, G. & King, K. (2012) Standing on the edge: educational practice for change in a business school context, CARN/IPCD Conference, Ashford, Kent, 23 - 25 November
2012
King, K. & Coleman, G. (2012) The promises and challenges of extended epistemology, UKCGE Conference, April
2011
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Coleman, G. (2011) Sustainability as a learning challenge, 360° The Ashridge Journal, Summer, pp. 8 - 13
2011
Coleman, G. (2011) , Leadership for sustainability: an action research approach, Ashridge International Research Conference, June

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