College Fellows and Staff

Professor Dame Dawson

Professor Dame Sandra JN Dawson

Fellow in Management Studies

College Room: E2

College Tel: +44 1223 7 65277

Dept. Tel: +44 1223 7 66331



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Personal Biography

SANDRA DAWSON, Deputy Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge, KPMG Professorship of Management Studies, Judge Business School, Cambridge and Fellow, Sidney Sussex College, having served as Master 1999-2009

She writes and teaches on leadership, governance, and the management of change and is author of numerous articles and several books.

She is a Non-Executive Director of Oxfam. She chairs the UK Advanced Institute of Management (a cross business school collaboration) and is a member of the UK India Roundtable and the Advisory Board of the UK India Business Council. She has held nonexecutive or chair office in Barclays plc, Riverside Mental Health NHS Trust, J P Morgan Fleming Claverhouse Investment Trust, RAND Europe (UK), the Public Health Laboratory Service, the Senior Salaries Review Body, the ESRC Research Priorities Board, the DTI Task Force ‘Accounting for People’, Cambridge Econometrics, the Fire and Rescue Service Ministerial Sounding Board, and the External Advisory Committee of the Ruskin School, Oxford.

Her previous academic posts were in Imperial College, London.

In 2004 she was invested as a Dame Commander of the British Empire in recognition of her contribution to higher education and management research, and in 2006 she was inducted into the International Women’s Forum (IWF) Hall of Fame.

Selected Publications

Dawson, S.J.N., 1986,1992, 1996 Analysing Organisations, Basingstoke, Macmillan.

Dawson, S.J.N., 1988, Willman, P., Bamford, M., Clinton A., Safety at Work: The Limit of Self-Regulation, Cambridge University Press.

Dargie, C., Dawson, S.J.N., Garside, P., 2000, ‘Policy Futures for UK Health: 2000 Report’ London, The Stationery Office

Dawson, S.J.N., and Sausman, C. (ed), 2005 ‘Future Health Organisations and Systems’, Basingstoke, Palgrave

Morris, Z.S., Chang, L.R., Dawson, S.J.N., Garside, P. (eds), 2006, Policy Futures for UK Health, Oxford, Radcliffe

Dawson, S.J.N., Morris, Z.S., Erickson, W., Lister, G, Altringer, B., Garside.,

Craig, M, 2007 ‘Engaging with Care, A vision for the health and care workforce of England’, London, The Nuffield Trust

Dawson, S.J.N., Morris, Z.S., (eds), 2009, ‘Future Public Health: Burdens, Challenges and Opportunities’, Basingstoke, Palgrave

Dawson, S.J.N., 1979, ‘Organisational Analysis and the Study of Policy Formulation and Implementation’, Public Administration Bulletin, 31, pp. 52-68.

Dawson, S.J.N., 1994, Changes in the Distance: Professionals Reappraise the Meaning of Management, Journal of General Management, 20, 1, pp. 1-21.

Dawson, S.J.N., Mole, V., Winstanley, D., Sherval, J., 1995, 'Management, Competition and Professional Practice: Medicine and the Market Place'. British Journal of Management, Vol.6, No.4 pp. 169 - 181

Winstanley, D., Sorabji, D., Dawson, S., 1995, 'When the Pieces Don't Fit: A Stakeholder Power Matrix to Analyse Public Sector Restructuring', Public Money and Management, Vol.15, No.2, pp. 19-26.

Dawson, S.J.N., 1997, ‘Inhabiting Different Worlds: How can Research Relate to Practice?’, Quality in Health Care, 4 (6), pp. 177 – 178.

Dawson, S.J.N., Dargie, C., 1999, ‘New Public Management: An Assessment and Evaluation with Special Reference to UK Health’, Public Management: An International Journal of Research and Theory, vol. 1, no.4, pp 459 – 481.

Dawson, S.J.N., 2004 ‘Balancing Self-Interest and Altruism: Corporate Governance Alone is Not Enough’, Corporate Governance, Vol 12, no.2, pp 130-133