Institute Staff

Title: DrDr
Name: John Lawson
Department: Institute of Leadership
Role in Institute: Programme Director (Dubai), Senior Lecturer
Location: Dubai
John is the Programme Director for the second year of the Masters Degree in Healthcare Management in RCSI-Dubai. He holds a PhD from the University of Brighton in England as well as Post Graduate Diplomas in both Academic Practice and Business Research Methods and a BA (Hons) in Business Studies, all also from the University of Brighton. Having spent a number of years working as an internal auditor and a trainer with British Telecom, the largest telecommunication provider in the UK, John became a Senior Lecturer within the Centre for Management Development at the University of Brighton and later for the university?s Business School. He specialised in Change Management and was Programme director for the MA in Change Management as well as Certificate and Diploma awards in Management. He was also leader of the Management Development Subject group that was responsible for overseeing all aspects of Management Development throughout the Business School?s various curricula. Having moved to Ireland to live, John worked as an educational consultant, notably introducing team based performance management in to the Health Service Executive (HSE) Western Region as well as other training initiatives and researching absenteeism for the HSE. John was an associate lecturer for the RCSI in Dublin for five years before recently taking a substantive post as a Senior Lecturer in RCSI-Dubai. As well as Change Management, John has a passion for Action Learning and has been involved in that learning method for the last twenty five years. John strives to ensure that student learning is taken back to the workplace and that it makes a difference to students' organisations.
Phone: (ext) +971 4 3752120