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Durham University

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Professor Roger Gill

Visiting Professor in the Business School


Professor Roger Gill is an independent consultant in leadership and leadership development.

He was of Business Administration (OB & HRM) and Director of Executive Development Programmes at the University of Strathclyde Business School, where he later served as Visiting Professor of Leadership Studies and Programme Director for the MBA in Leadership Studies in collaboration with the Leadership Trust, where he founded and for nine years directed the Research Centre for Leadership Studies. Roger has also served as Visiting Professor at Queen’s University, Belfast, and at the Higher Colleges of Technology, United Arab Emirates. He has supervised nine successful doctoral candidates.

Roger has designed and delivered seminars, MBA courses and development programmes on leadership for Cranfield, Strathclyde, Bradford, Queen’s University Belfast, TiasNimbas Business School, the Executive Center for Global Leadership and Erasmus University, Groupe ESC Brest, and Rutgers (New Jersey) as well as Durham University Business School and numerous corporate clients around the world. He also runs MBA sessions on management consultancy and supervises doctoral students for Durham.

Professor Gill has also held senior roles in HR and management consultancy, and he ran his own consultancy firm in Singapore for eight years during which time he was a senior associate with Booz & Co. and SRI International, followed by Asia regional management with PA Consulting Group.

Current Research and Writing Projects

The development and validation of a new integrative model of five leadership themes and practices and a psychometric organizational leadership assessment instrument based on the new model.

Second edition, Theory and Practice of Leadership, London: SAGE Publications.

Showing the Way: The Real Meaning of Leadership (working title).


Authored book

  • Gill, R. (2006). Theory and Practice of Leadership. London: SAGE Publications.

Chapter in book

  • Gill, R. (2009). Case Study: The Client-Consultant Relationship and the Consultancy Process. In Management Consultancy: A Guide for Students. Biggs, D. Andover: Cengage Learning. Forthcoming.
  • Gill, R. (2009). Change Management – or Change Leadership? In The Principles and Practice of Change. Price, D. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. Forthcoming.
  • Gill, R. (2009). What is Leadership? In Aspects of Leadership. Jennifer Buttery (Editor) Ross-on-Wye: The Leadership Trust. Forthcoming.

Edited book

  • Gill, R. (2005). Leadership under the Microscope. Ross-on-Wye: The Leadership Trust Foundation.

Journal Article

  • Gill, R. (2009). A summer menu for self-appraisal and self-development. Business Leadership Review 6(3).
  • Gill, R. (2009). Charisma or consensus – who decides? Public Servant Scotland
  • Gill, R. (2009). Leadership in the public sector – is it different? LT Focus
  • Gill, R., Zimmermann, P. & Wit, A. (2008). The relative importance of leadership behaviours in virtual and face-to-face communication settings. Leadership 4(3): 321-337.
  • Oshagbemi, T. (2004). Age influences on the leadership styles and behaviour of managers. Employee Relations 26(1).
  • Gill, R. & Oshagbemi, T. (2004). Differences in leadership styles and behaviour across hierarchical levels in UK organizations. Leadership and Organization Development Journal 25(1): 93-106.