Prof Will Harvey

University of Exeter

Will conducts research, teaches and consults in the areas of reputation, leadership, talent management and migration. He has worked with pharmaceutical, healthcare, energy, mining, management consulting, executive search, local and national government, supranational, aviation and food organisations. He has studied, taught and worked with multiple organisations in Africa, Asia, Europe, North America and Oceania.

Will has published in top American, European and Asian journals in the fields of management, sociology, industrial relations and geography, and his research has been competitively funded by the Economic and Social Research Council, the Arts Council and various national governments.

Will is Director of Business, Institutions and Policy, which is a large multidisciplinary research cluster, as well as Director of Research of Organisation Studies. He is on the Advisory Board of British Expats in Life Sciences and a member of Council and Governor at Haileybury.

Will received a First-Class Honours degree from the University of Durham and an MPhil (with Distinction) and Ph.D from the University of Cambridge, where he was a Millennium Scholar. Will studied for a year at the University of California, Berkeley and was a Visiting Scholar at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

Will received a Commonwealth and Canadian Government Fellowship at the University of British Columbia and a Research Fellowship at the University of Oxford. Before moving to Exeter, Will was a Lecturer at the University of Sydney Business School. He is an Honorary Associate Professor in Work and Organisational Studies at the University of Sydney.

Will is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. He has taught undergraduate, postgraduate, MBA and EMBA students at the University of Cambridge, the University of Oxford, the University of British Columbia and the University of Sydney.

Administrative responsibilities

  • Director of the Business, Institutions and Policy research cluster
  • Director of Research in Organisation Studies


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