Associate Professor Llandis Barratt-Pugh
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- Leadership and Change Management.
- Organisation bullying – a case study of Higher Education
- Competition and cooperation as organisational development philosophies
- Exploring safety cultures in the construction industry
- Participative Action Research for entrepreneurship with African women
- Reflective practice – an auto-ethnographic study
- Managing innovation in the shipbuilding industry
- The meaning of learning and online training initiatives
- Integrating knowledge management systems and organisational culture
- The constructive of differentiation by managers in South East Asia
- Stakeholder aggregation and boundary spanning
Current students are exploring the areas of:
- Management development
- Retaining the knowledge of mature managers
- Virtual leadership capabilities
- Learning programs in the mining industry
- The value of ethical decision making during mergers
- President of the Australian Vocational Education and Training Association (AVETRA) 20010/2012 – avetra.org.au
- VETWAR – Western Australia facilitator of the Vocational Education and Training Western Australia forum (VETWAR).
- Representative of the Faculty of Business and Law on the ECU Academic Board.
- Representative of Academic Board on the ECU Academic Services committee.
Professor Barratt-Pugh has been involved in leadership, change management, human resource development, training and organisational development at ECU where he has won a number of teaching awards including the inaugural Vice Chancellors award for teaching excellence and further Vice Chancellor citation for teaching excellence in 2010. He is currently the President of the Australian Vocational Education and Training Researchers Association. His current research focus is on the management of workplace learning and change.
Previously a manager in the VET sector in both the UK and WA for 18 years he was involved in the introduction of competence-based training in the UK from 1982 winning two UK national training awards. He was involved in the pilot for the Management Charter Initiative in the early 1990’s as well as being a licensed assessor and consultant for the UK Investors in People programme. His achievements include changing the structure and values of a bureaucratic state-funded training organisation of the seventies into an independent entrepreneurial consultancy company of the nineties through organisational development.
He has been Chief Investigator on two Australian Research Council studies, led the national evaluation of the frontline management initiative and has directed the national mentoring scheme for VET researchers for the past four years.He has published widely in the area of managing workplace learning and change, traversing the management and vocational educational and training divide with more than fifty publications. The evaluation of the frontline management initiative ‘Paradise nearly Gained’ remains one of the most downloaded and influential NCVER national reports.
- PhD - Graduate School of Management (University of Western Australia 2004) – ‘The discourses associated with the Frontline Management Initiative and their relations to managing practice’
- Master of Business with Distinction – Human Resource Management (Curtin University 1996) – “Exploring the relationships between competence based assessment and training environments and the development of cognitive learning strategies’
- Graduate Diploma of Business Administration with Distinction (Bradford University Management Centre 1974)
- Graduate Certificate of Tertiary Teaching (Edith Cowan University 2008)
- Bachelor of Technology with Honours 2.1 – Physical Sciences (Bradford University 1972)
- Faculty of Business and Law, Dean's Honour Roll for Top Researchers - 2012
- Vice-Chancellors Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning – 2010
- President of the Australian Vocational Education and Training Research Association – 2009/2010/2011
- Appointed an Australian Research Council assessor – 2010
- ECU postgraduate student award for supervision excellence - 2007
- Inaugural Vice Chancellors Award for Excellence in Teaching – 2001
- The orchestration and management of workplace learning with specific emphasis upon manager learning, and the extension of managing identity as a continual reflexive production.
Current research area
- Managing Workplace learning and Vocational Education and Training
- Managing Organisational Learning and Organisational Change - HRM/D perspectives
- Leadership and Management Development: decision-making and staff motivation
Recent research grants
- The major national research project for the Australian National Training Authority to evaluate Australia’s Frontline Management Initiative, coordinating a team from six universities to publish the ‘Paradise Nearly Gained’ report.
- $80k ARC linkage project investigating the relations between organisational strategy and management development with BankWest HBOS.
- $85k collaborative study with the State department of Planning and Infrastructure WA exploring the relations between strategic HR action and culture change.
- $100k study with the Construction Training Fund, supported by FB&L and ECU grants to evaluate the impact of pre-site safety training in the industry.
- Chief investigator in a $400k ‘wellbeing’ investigation into the professions within WA where he is managing the relations with the WA Police.
- Team member of two University of Melbourne NCVER studies evaluating the impact of competence based training in Australia and the Leadership and Management of Training organisations.
- Barratt-Pugh, LGB & Soutar GN, 2002, Paradise nearly gained: Developing the Frontline Management Initiative - Volume 1&2. NCVER - Australian National Training Authority, AGPS.
- Barratt-Pugh, LGB. (2005). "Managing Knowledge Development in SME's : No longer the poor cousins as training changes to learning" in Sustaining Growth and Performance in SME's, Ed Harvie and Boon, Edward Elgar.
Refereed journal articles
- Bahn, S. & Barratt-Pugh, LGB. (forthcoming). Determining the effectiveness of the Construction Induction Training in WA, Journal of Health & Safety Research & Practice, accepted June 2011.
- Barratt-Pugh, LGB. (forthcoming). Mentoring the next researcher generation: reflections on three years of building VET research capacity and infrastructure. International Journal of Training Research, accepted May 2011.
- Bahn, S. & Barratt-Pugh, LGB. (forthcoming). Evaluation of the mandatory Construction Induction Training program in Western Australia: Unanticipated consequences, Evaluation and Program Planning, accepted May 2011.
- Barratt-Pugh, LGB., Bahn, S. & Gakere, E. (forthcoming). Managers as change agents during a public sector merger, Journal of Change Management, accepted May 2011.
- Bahn, S. & Barratt-Pugh, LGB. (forthcoming). Getting reticent young male participants to talk: using artefact-mediated interviews to promote discursive interaction. Qualitative Social Work, accepted Jan 2011.
- Barratt-Pugh, LGB., Bahn, S. & Scholz, A. (June, 2011). Mandatory online training: Transmissive learning, open to abuse and hidden agendas. Industry and Higher Education, 25(3), 1-11.
- Barratt-Pugh, LGB., Kennett, P. & Bahn, S. (May, 2011). Managing knowledge: the critical role of company structure as a mediator of systems, Knowledge and Process Management, 18(2), 85-94.
- Bahn, S. & Barratt-Pugh, LGB. (Oct, 2009). What’s a life worth? The value placed on safety. Journal of Occupational Health and Safety. 25(5), 393-404.
- Barratt-Pugh, LGB and Krestelica, D, (2009). "Do policies on bullying make a difference; contrasting strategy regimes within higher education in Australia and Croatia. International Journal of Management and Decision Making, 106(5-6), 303-20.
- Barratt-Pugh, LGB. (2000). "The Frontline of Third Order Learning or a Familiar Façade? Evaluating the Frontline Management Initiative.” Australian Vocational Education Review, 7 (1), pp 22-38.
Download several papers from AVETRA conference archives:
- Barratt-Pugh, LGB. (2011). “Introducing mandatory training systems: investigating the implementation of compulsory pre-site construction training’. Australian Vocational Education and Training Research Association 13th national conference, Janus – looking back , projecting forward, Rendezvous Melbourne April 26 -27.
- Bahn, S. & Barratt-Pugh, LGB (2010). Does mandatory training work? Investigating compulsory pre-site training certification in the WA construction industry. 24th Annual Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management, Adelaide, ANZAM.
- Barratt-Pugh, LGB. (2009). “Supporting Cultural Change: recognising the value of informal learning in a public service case study.” Australian Vocational Education and Training Research Association 12th national conference, Aligning participants policy and pedagogy, Coogee Beach, April 16 -17 (nominated for best presentation award).
- Barratt-Pugh, LGB. (2008). “Discourse Analysis as a VET research tool: analysing the frontline management initiative.” Australian Vocational Education and Training Research Association national conference, VET in Context, UniSA, Adelaide, April 10 -12 (nominated for best paper award).
- Barratt-Pugh, LGB. (2007). “Exploring and Evaluating Structuration Theory As A Framework For Investigating Formal And Informal Learning Within Organisations.” Australian Vocational Education and Training Research Association 10th national conference, Evolution, revolution or status quo, Victoria University, April 8 -10 (nominated for best paper award.
- Bahn, S. & Barratt-Pugh, LGB. (2006). “Producing Safety: evaluating structuration theory as a framework for exploring the values in action within the Civil Construction Industry in WA”. The Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management 20th Annual International Conference at Rockhampton, December.
- Barratt-Pugh, LGB., & English, B. (2006). “Investigating ‘Wellbeing’ as a platform for development: outcomes from the WA Public Service professions”. Emerging Futures, Australian Vocational Education and Training Researchers Association, Wollongong University, 19/21 April.
- Bahn, S., & Barratt-Pugh, LGB. (2005). “Producing Safety: Apprentices in the Construction Industry WA”. The Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management 19th Annual International Conference at Canberra, December.