Person details

KPMG Professor of Management
Special Advisor (Research)
Fellow of Sidney Sussex College

BA (Keele Univ.), MA (Univ. of Cambridge), FIPH, FCGI, Hon DSc (Keele Univ.), CIM, DBE “in recognition of her contribution to higher education and management research”
Professional experience

Non-Executive Director of: FSA (from 2010); Oxfam (from 2006); Barclays plc (2003-2009); Rand Europe (UK) (2002-2003); Cambridge Econometrics (1996-2007); JPMorgan Fleming Claverhouse Investment Trust (1996-2003). Chair, Executive Steering Committee, ESRC Advanced Institute of Management.

Member of: SSRC Board, USA (2010-); Ministerial Sounding Board for the Fire and Rescue Service (2003-2009); Senior Salaries Review Body (1997-2003); DTI Future Unit Advisory Group (1998-2001); Board of Advisors, School of Public Policy, University College London (1999-2001); Committee of Advisors, The Diebold Institute; Entrepreneurship and Public Policy Project (1999); ESRC Research Priorities Board (2000-2003); HEFCE RAE Panel: Business and Management Studies (1996 and 2001 Assessments); King’s Fund, Policy Group on the Future, Structure and Funding of Health Services in the UK (2000-2003); Management Board of the Centre for Management and Policy Studies, Cabinet Office (2000-2002); Advisory Board of Alchemy Partners (2000-2004); Board of Trustees, EFMD (European Foundation for Management Development) (from 2003); EFMD: Programmes Steering Group (2000-2003); EQUIS Steering Committee: EFMD (from 2002); DTI Task Force: Accounting for People (2003); External Advisory Group, Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art, University of Oxford; UK India Round Table (from 2006).

Member of the Editorial Board of: Quality & Safety in Health Care, Clinician in Management, International Journal of Human Resource Management and Public Management.

53rd person to be inducted into the International Women’s Forum Global Hall of Fame, in recognition of achievements, including guiding the successful development of Cambridge Judge Business School. Awarded the Honorary title of Companion of ABS (Association of Business Schools).
Previous appointments

Professor Dawson was Director of Cambridge Judge Business School from 1995 to 2006, and prior to that was Professor of Organisational Behaviour (1990-1995) and Deputy Director of the Management School (1987-1994) at Imperial College, London University. Between 1999 and 2009 she was Master of Sidney Sussex College, and from 2008 to 2012, one of the University of Cambridge’s Deputy Vice-Chancellors.

Research interests

Organisational structure, leadership and change; technology transfer and knowledge sharing; health management and health policy. Sandra Dawson is a member of the Organisational Behaviour & Information Systems subject group.