Dr Jon Salkeld

Principal lecturer and Director of Corporate and UK Partnerships

Faculty:Faculty of Business and Law

Location: Chelmsford

Areas of Expertise: Business, management and leadership

Jon is a principal lecturer specialising in leadership studies, corporate strategy, change and transformation and international business.



Jon’s role includes oversight of corporate education programmes which have included Harrods, Crawford & Company (insurance), Willmott Dixon, The British Army, The Royal Air Force, The Royal Navy, Essex County Council, Suffolk County Council, Essex Fire & Rescue Service, Manchester Fire & Rescue Service, Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service, Systech International, Tamdown, Basildon University Hospital, Mid Essex Health Economy. The role also includes oversight of all UK partnerships including London College of Accountancy, Kaplan, London School of Marketing, Resource Development International, Globe and the Institute of Export. This includes institutional and programme validation and the establishment of rigorous academic & quality processes.

Research interests

  • Corporate Education
  • Leadership Studies
  • Corporate Strategy
  • Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Research interests relating to corporate education have included the quest for return on investment and the role of expectations and perceptions in the evaluation of corporate education programmes. Leadership studies have focused on leader-led relationships, values-based leadership, leadership resilience, new approaches to conflict resolution and psychodynamics of leadership. Corporate strategy studies have involved the role of contemporary approaches to strategy including emergent, entrepreneurial and political dimensions.

Areas of research supervision

  • Undergraduate dissertation supervision
  • Postgraduate dissertation supervision
  • Knowledge Transfer Partnership supervision


  • Undergraduate teaching including strategic management, marketing and sales management, leadership studies
  • Postgraduate teaching including leadership studies, corporate strategy, international business, entrepreneurship & innovation, change & transformation


  • 2015: PhD Bournemouth University
  • 2008: MA Psychoanalytic Studies, Essex University
  • 2003: Cert HE Education, Anglia Ruskin University
  • 1999: Master of Business Administration, Oxford Brookes University
  • 1995: Diploma in Management Studies, University of Portsmouth
  • 1984: Diploma in Education, American University of Beirut
  • 1981: BA (Hons.) Geography, University of Wales, Swansea

Recent presentations and conferences

Recent presentations have included new perspectives on leadership, psychodynamics of leadership, developing leadership resilience, leadership in times of crisis, navigating through the turbulent business environment, new perspectives on conflict management, new perspectives on leader-led relationships.