Dr Adam Palmer, BA, MSc, PGCE, Chartered FCIPD, D Prof SFHEA is Head of the Department of Responsible Management and Leadership at University of Winchester Business School. He has had over 30 years’ experience in a range of management, academic and consultancy roles in the public, private and university sectors. His professional expertise is in Human Resource Management, having spent 8 years of his career in the role of HR Director.
His academic interests are more wide-ranging and he has published his work in small business, health, responsible management and higher education peer-reviewed journals as well as in the areas of HR and personnel. Much of his research and teaching uses Action Learning and Action Research approaches as a framework for facilitating change and problem-solving. He has long experience of supporting the learning of managers and leaders to achieve postgraduate qualifications and career progression.
Higher Education Teaching Qualification
Higher Education Academy Senior Fellowship (SFHEA).
Areas of expertise
- Human Resource Management
- Leadership development
- Action Learning
- Action Research
Papers in refereed journals
- Janet McCray, Adam Palmer and Rob Warwick (2018) The impact of an Action Learning programme on the development of doctors’ leadership practice in an NHS Trust International Journal of Training and Development Vol 22 Issue1(ISSN:1468-2419)
- Rob Warwick, Adam Palmer and Janet McCray (2017) Action learning: ripples within and beyond the set Leadership in Health Services Vol 30 issue 2 (ISSN 1751-1879)
- Janet McCray, Adam Palmer and Nic Chmeil (2016) Building Team Resilience in Health and Social Care, Personnel Review Vol 46 Issue 6 (ISSN 0048-3486)
- Janet McCray and Adam Palmer (2014) Commissioning Personalised Care in the English Adult Social Care Sector: an Action Research model to support leadership development" Social Care and Neurodisabiity Vol 5 Issue 1 (ISSN 2042-0919)
- Sheri Goddard and Adam Palmer (2010). An evaluation of the effects of a National Health Service Trust merger on the learning and development of staff, Human Resource Development International Vol. 13 Issue 5 (ISSN 1367-8868)
- Janet McCray and Adam Palmer (2009) Developing a work-based leadership programme in the UK Social Care Sector. Journal of Workplace Learning Vol 21.6 pp 465-476 (ISSN: 1366-5626).
- Nigel Bradley, Carol Bulpett and Adam Palmer (2008) Promoting Diversity among SMEs using a Dynamic Interdependence Approach. Southampton Business School Research Journal
- Adam Palmer and Roz Collins (2006) Rewarding Teaching Excellence: Motivation and the Scholarship of Teaching. Journal of Further and Higher Education vol.30, No.2 pp 193-205 (ISSN 0309-877X)
- Adam Palmer and Nigel Bradley (2006) Developing Diversity in SMEs in the Health and Social Care sector and Business Support Industries: collaboration between a city, a business school and employers. Social Responsibility Journal Vol 2 No 2 (ISSN: 1675 8625)
- Adam Palmer and Roz Collins (2004) Perceptions of rewarding excellence in teaching: carrots or sticks. Available at: www.heacademy.ac.uk/resources
- Benmore G and Palmer A (1998) Human Resource Management in Small Firms: keeping it strictly informal. IGA Zeitschrift fur Kleinund Mittelunternehmen Internationales Gewerbearchiv. Duncker & Humblot.Berlin/Munchen/St.Gallen ISSN 0020-9481)
- Benmore G and Palmer A (1996) " Human Resource Management in Small Firms: keeping it strictly informal." Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development Vol.3. No.3 Wiley Press (ISSN 0968-1000)
- Harris N G and Palmer A (1996) Preparing Students for the Honours Challenge. Journal of Further and Higher Education Vol.20,3.(ISSN 0309-877X)
- Palmer A and Ranchhod A (1995) Best Foot Forward - a strategy review. Management Case Quarterly Vol 1.3 Bentley Press (ISSN 1354-5906)
- Palmer A and Ranchhod A (1995) Cosyfeet. Journal of Small Business Enterprise and Development Vol 2 No 2 Wiley Press (ISSN 0968-1000)
- Harris N G and Palmer A (1995) Improving the quality of the first year experience on business undergraduate courses within the context of a diminishing resource base. Journal of Further and Higher Education Vol 19,3. (ISSN 0309-877X)
Chapters in books:
- Tim Friesner and Adam Palmer (2009) Reflections on Reflections: the use of learning logs in student work placement to support business learning, in Advances in Business Education & Training: Real Learning Opportunities at Business School and Beyond (Edited by Peter Daly and David Gijbels) Springer (ISBN 978-90-481-2972-0)
- Adam Palmer and Roz Collins (2007) Rewarding Teaching Excellence: Motivation and the Scholarship of Teaching, in Fanghanel, J. & Warren, D. (eds) (2007) International Conference on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (2005 and 2006), London, CEAP, City University (ISBN0-9543742-3-1 - 978-0-9543742)
- Adam Palmer, Kate Pike and Steve Fletcher (2007) An Evaluation of the links between the Advanced Scholarship of Teaching Staff and its links to Improving Student Learning, in Improving Student Learning through Teaching edited by Chris Rust OCSLD Oxford( ISBN 978-1-873576-75-5)
- Harris N G Ottewill R and Palmer A (2000) Promoting the Human Element in Resource Based Learning for Undergraduate Business Education Programmes, in Innovation in Economics and Business V edited by R Milter J Stinson and W Gijselaers. Kluwer (Dordrecht, London, Boston) (ISBN 0-7923-6550-X)
- Harris N G Lawson D and Palmer A (1998) A Collaborative Approach to Improving Students Critical Thinking in the UK and USA, in Innovation in Business Education: theory and practice edited by R Milter J Stinson and W Gijselaers.Kluwer (Dordrecht, London, Boston) (ISBN 0-7923-5001-4)
- Harris N G Lawson D and Palmer A (1997) Critical Thinking in UK and US undergraduate business courses: implications for course design, in Gibbs Graham (ed) Improving Student learning through Course Design.OCSD Oxford. (ISBN1 873576 55 2)