Dr Bridgette Emma Sullivan-Taylor

BCom (Otago), MCom (Auckland), PhD (Warwick) PGCPCE (HE). PG Teaching (Warwick)

Biography

2008: PGCPCE (HE). PG Teaching, University of Warwick, UK.

Post Graduate Certificate in Post Complusory Education

2003: PhD, Strategic Management & International Business, University of Warwick, UK.

1994: MCom, Management Studies & Labour Relations, University of Auckland, NZ

1992: BCom, Management Studies, University of Otago, NZ

 

Bridgette has been based in the UK for the last 18 years. She completed her under-graduate degree at Otago University in business studies, studied her masters here at the University of Auckland and her PhD at Warwick Business School in the UK.

After her masters she worked as a research and teaching fellow at the University of Auckland and then for NZQAF/Baldridge Quality Awards Foundation and then at Fletcher Building. She continued this relationship whilst in the UK supported by funding from Fletcher Challenge to do both a secondment and then a PhD in the area of strategic management. Bridgette then received research grant funding to establish a research center at Warwick Business School focusing on strategy, organisational learning and resilience. Her research has been included as an Impact Case Study in the recent UK RAE process.

Bridgette has also expertise in Heath management.  Having completed her Masters in Management at UoA business school her dissertation focused on the management of professionals in the Auckland DHB and how to prevent further breaches of protocols in the context of The Cartwright Review. Bridgette also worked with UK central and local government and the NHS in the area of managing complex services and risk management informing the development of policies and practices. She was also involved in the NHS Institute and the Aspiring Chief Executives talent development programme which involved examining future challenges in healthcare.  

Whilst in the UK Bridgette has also been a director of executive, masters and MBA programmes at Warwick, Aston, Coventry, Cambridge and Oxford Universities as well as in the Middle East at the Emirates University and Emirates Aviation College. She has also received several teaching awards.

Bridgette’s research focuses on managing uncertainty and developing organizational resilience and hence, she has been working with the UK Cabinet Office Civil Contingencies Secretariat since 2008 looking at establishing public-private partnerships in the context of extreme events such as terrorism, natural disasters, economic recessions and pandemics. Her research has informed the development of UK policy as an advisor and through events she has held at the House of Commons and Number 10 Downing Street focused on national security as well as critical national infrastructure related concerns.

She now plans to extend this research and develop a UK/Australasia comparative research programme. She has also conducted research for NZTE examining the challenges faced by New Zealand organisations exporting into the UK and European markets, and for the UKTI looking at the challenges faced by UK organizations in business partnerships in China. Bridgette is a member of the UK ESRC Peer Review College and an ESRC commissioning panel member. She is also an Associate Fellow of the UK Cabinet Office: Emergency Planning College, Visiting Fellow at Cambridge Judge Business School and the Warwick Institute of Advanced Studies and through ongoing research activities continues to be linked to both Aston Business School and Warwick Business School. She is also a member of EGOS, SMS, BAM and ANZAM. Bridgette is an Associate Fellow at the University of Warwick Institute for Advanced Studies and for Aston and Warwick Business School. She is also a member of the ESRC Peer Review College, a reviewer and commissioning panel member for the ESRC Future Leaders Programme.

Research | Current

Research Bio:

Bridgette has been based in the UK for 20 years and is originally from Auckland. She completed her under-graduate degree at Otago University in business studies, studied her masters here at Auckland University and her PhD at Warwick Business School in the UK. After her masters she worked as a research and teaching fellow at the University of Auckland and then for Fletcher Building. She continued this relationship whilst in the UK supported by funding from Fletcher’s to do both a secondment and then a PhD in the area of strategic management. Bridgette then received research grant funding to establish a research center at Warwick Business School focusing on strategy, organizational learning and resilience. Her research has been included as an Impact Case Study in the recent UK RAE process.

Whilst in the UK Bridgette has also been a director of executive, masters and MBA programmes at Warwick, Aston, Coventry, Cambridge and Oxford Universities as well as in the Middle East at the Emirates University and Emirates Aviation College. She has also received several teaching awards.

Bridgette’s research focuses on managing uncertainty and developing organizational resilience and hence, she has been working with the UK Cabinet Office Civil Contingencies Secretariat since 2008 looking at establishing public-private partnerships in the context of extreme events. Her research has informed the development of UK policy as an advisor and through events she has held at the House of Commons and Number 10 Downing Street focused on national security as well as critical national infrastructure related concerns. She was involved in the review of the CCA 2004 and the development of the Organizational Resilience Standard (BS65000) and is a Fellow of the Cabinet Office Emergency Planning College in York. She now plans to extend this research and develop a UK/Australasia comparative research programme.

Bridgette's health services experience includes acting as a consultant and top talent developer for the NHS (National Health Service) in the UK (the NHS is the biggest employer in Europe) at local, regional and national levels. She has extensive experience working with Britain's central and local governments, focusing on strategic direction. She has consulted on health service organisational challenges including workplace health and safety (OSH), employee well-being, risk management, private-public-partnerships and the management of critical national infrastructure.

She has also conducted research for NZTE examining the challenges faced by NZ organizations exporting into the UK and European markets, and for the UKTI looking at the challenges faced by UK organizations in business partnerships in China. Bridgette is a member of the UK ESRC Peer Review College and an ESRC commissioning panel member. She is also an Associate Fellow of the UK Cabinet Office: Emergency Planning College, Visiting Fellow at Cambridge Judge Business School and the Warwick Institute of Advanced Studies and through ongoing research activities continues to be linked to both Aston Business School and Warwick Business School. She is also a member of EGOS, SMS, BAM and ANZAM.

Bridgette is an Associate Fellow at the University of Warwick Institute for Advanced Studies and for Aston and Warwick Business School. She is also a member of the ESRC Peer Review College, a reviewer and commissioning panel member for the ESRC Future Leaders Programme.

Teaching | Current

Academic Director for the MINTBUS Internship Programme

Postgraduate supervision

Whilst in the UK Bridgette has also been a director of executive, masters and MBA programmes at Warwick, Aston, Coventry, Cambridge and Oxford Universities as well as in the Middle East at the Emirates University and Emirates Aviation College. She has also received several MBA teaching awards.

Distinctions/Honours

  • 2015: Member of Australia New Zealand Academy of International Business (ANZIBA)
  • 2014: Member of the UK Cabinet Office CCS Advisory Review Group: Organisational Resilience Standard BS65000
  • 2014: Appointed Research Fellow, UK Cabinet Office Emergency Planning College, York, UK.
  • 2014: Chaired and presented at the House of Commons Critical National Infrastructure Policy Rountable, May
  • 2012: Appointed Associate Fellow of University of Warwick Institute of Advanced Studies, UK.
  • 2012-Appointed Associate Fellow of Warwick Business School, UK.
  • 2013 Appointed member of the PriceWaterhouseCoopers Business Continuity Management Advisory Group.
  • 2012-: Appointed member of the ESRC Future Research Leaders Panel
  • 2011: Chaired and presented at the House of Commons Critical National Infrastructure & Resilience Policy Rountable, May
  • 2010-: Appointed member of the ESRC Peer Review College (ESRC)

Responsibilities

Senior Lecturer in Strategy and International Business

Academic Director for the MINTBUS Internship Programme

Areas of expertise

Strategic management, international business, global strategy, organisational development and learning, innovation, emerging markets (China), risk management, organisational resilience, strategic decision making, public-private partnerships, uncertainty and extreme events, security issues, service organisations (tourism/aviation industry), best practice, higher education: executives and MBAs.

Committees/Professional groups/Services

  • 2007-: Strategic Management Society (SMS)
  • 2007 – 2008: Global Strategy SIG European “Rep-at-Large‟
  • Institute of Public Policy Research (IPPR)
  • Industry & Parliamentary Trust (IPT)
  • 2006 – 2010: China-Britain Business Council (CBBC)
  • 2005: Royal Institute of International Affairs/Chatham House (RIIA)
  • 2005: Academy of International Business (AIB)
  • 2000: European Group for Organisation Studies (EGOS)
  • 1999: British Academy of Management (BAM)
  • 1997: Advanced Institute of Management (AIM)
  • 1996: Academy of International Business (AIB)
  • 1992 – 2014: Australia & NZ Academy of Management (ANZAM)

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Wilson, D. C., Branicki, L., Sullivan‐Taylor B, & Wilson, A. D. (2010). Extreme events, organizations and the politics of strategic decision making. Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal, 23 (5), 699-721. 10.1108/09513571011054945
  • Sullivan-Taylor, B., & Wilson, D. C. (2009). Managing the Threat of Terrorism in British Travel and Leisure Organizations. Organization Studies, 30 (2-3), 251-276. 10.1177/0170840608101480
  • Sullivan, B. E. (1994). Total quality management implementation in N.Z: Service organisations The University of Auckland. ResearchSpace@Auckland.