Dr David Flude

Principal Lecturer

Faculty:Faculty of Business and Law


Location: Chelmsford

Areas of Expertise: Business, management and leadership , Business Administration , Business Management , Strategy , Organisational Behaviour , Research methodology

Research Supervision:Yes

My current role is as a Principal Lecturer in the Faculty of Business and Law, School of Management, HROB section. I specialise in research in researching collaborative ventures in the public sector. 

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My previous role was as Acting Head of Department, Department of Leadership and Management, where I was responsible for the day to day operation of a diverse and academically varied operation overseeing and managing the International partner portfolio as well as delivery of a core Undergraduate degree programme. My duties included the management of the departmental budget along with a contingent of 13 academic staff, associated supportive administrative functions and income generation. 

I have a PhD student completion and I am also an external examiner for Hertfordshire University in the areas of Strategy, Change, Leadership, Culture and Organisational Behaviour. 

Prior to joining Anglia Ruskin University, I spent the previous 12 years as a Senior Police Staff Leader in what was a challenging, demanding but very rewarding role. In this role I developed my interest in academic research within the “Blue Light Sector” ultimately being recognised with an award of a Bramshill Fellowship. 

Spoken Languages


Research interests

  • Management of Blue Light organisations 
  • Management of collaborative ventures especially benefits realisation 
  • Corporate and organisational Cultures 
  • Strategy 

Areas of research supervision

  • Leadership in Public Organisations 
  • Strategy  
  • Work Based Value 
  • Corporate and Organisational Culture 


Within his current role David is also Senior Lecturer, delivering a wide range of Corporate Strategy and Leadership courses on undergraduate, postgraduate and professional accreditation programmes. He has also created and delivered a wide range of bespoke programmes for clients, both in the UK and globally.


  • Doctor of Philosophy, PhD 
  • Master of Business Administration, MBA 
  • MA Education. 
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching 
  • BA (Hons) In Business Management 

Memberships, editorial boards

  • Fellow HEA 
  • Fellow CMI 
  • Bramshill Fellow 
  • External Examiner University of Hertfordshire 

Research grants, consultancy, knowledge exchange

I  have undertaken a wide range of knowledge exchange and consultancy projects both in the UK and in an International setting which has included Russia, China, Malaysia and Trinidad.

Selected recent publications

Journal of Public Management Review: Exploration of the Interplay Between Transcultural Relativism and Phase 2 New Public Management, a Case study of ‘back office’ Collaboration. 

International Journal of Public Administration: The Influence of Transcultural Relativism Upon Performance Gains, a Case Study of Public Sector Collaboration. 

Recent presentations and conferences

JFMPS Conference, July 2010.

Media experience

Media trained to deliver commentary across strategic management issues concerning the Public Sector, especially the Police Service.