Cliff Oswick is a Professor of Organization Theory in the School of Business and Management at Queen Mary, University of London and Dean of the Faculty of Law & Social Sciences. He was awarded his doctorate at King's College, University of London in 1996. He has completed the professional examinations of the CIPD (Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development) and IMS (Institute of Management Services), and has a postgraduate teaching qualification (i.e. the CertEd). He is member of BAM (the British Academy of Management) and an NTL member.
He has previously held posts at the University of Leicester (2002-2007), King’s College, University of London (1990-2002), and Westminster University (1988-1990). Before becoming a full-time academic in 1988, Cliff worked as a HR manager in local government. In recent years, he has also undertaken consultancy-based projects with various public and private sector organizations (including Gillette, Kodak, London Underground and British Airways).
Cliff’s research interests focus on the application of aspects of discourse, dramaturgy, tropes, narrative and rhetoric to the study of management, organizations, organizing processes, and organizational change. He has published over 120 academic articles and contributions to edited volumes, including contributions to Academy of Management Review, Human Relations, Journal of Management Studies, Organization and Organization Studies. He is the European Editor of Journal of Organizational Change Management and co-director of ICRODSC (International Centre for Research on Organizational Discourse, Strategy and Change) which links a network of researchers in several renowned institutions located in the UK, Canada, US, Sweden and Australia.