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Professor Jane Hendy
Dean of Brunel Business School

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I am a Professor of Organisation Studies and the Dean of Brunel Business School. I joined the school in 2016, having previously held posts at Surrey Business School, Imperial College Business School, the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and University College London.  Before pursuing an academic career I was a senior manager, consultant and advocate in the public sector. I regularly act as an advisor to business leaders looking to innovate.

I research, consult and co-ordinate on large policy initiatives for government, applying organisational theory to leadership and innovation, both nationally and internationally. I regularly sit on commissioning panels for national and international healthcare funding bodies. I do research that is impactful, publishing in top medical journals and 4 star Business School ranked outputs.     

During my work I have developed close links with the Cabinet Office and National and Local Government, providing consultancy on the development of policy-led initiatives for increasing innovation activity and system-access issues. Currently, I am researching Migrant's risk of communicable disease and their access to healthcare. Most recently, I am working on managing the risk of COVID-19 in BAME groups.       

My research has been given as written evidence to the House of Commons Select Committee, and featured in national and international press. I recently gave a presentation to Cabinet Office on


BSc, MSc, PhD - ESRC Fellowship in Applied Psychology  


I am embarking on an ambitious programme to take Brunel Business School forward; with excellent student experience and staff well-being at our heart. We have developed HIVE; a unique business engagement platform that drives sustainable collaboration between our students, staff and the business community. This work, together with many academic engagement strategies, positions the Business School as a leading academic and business support institution; across London and globally.