Dr Peter Sharp

Position: Principal Lecturer
Email: sharpp@regents.ac.uk
Faculty: Business & Management

Professional Biography

Currently Principal Lecturer module leader of the Work Placements module for the MA in Global Management (MA GM). Teach postgraduates on MA GM business skills and do action research projects for the Business and Management faculty at Regent's University London. Build bridges to a wide range of organisations for work placements, research and guest speakers. Do placement visits. Provide pastoral guidance to work placement students and postgraduate students seeking to publish their work. Supervise undergraduate dissertation students.

Organise, chair and run doctoral training series for Regent's College staff. Mentor and train Business and Management faculty supervisors. Review academic papers for international electronic journals especially in the fields of research methods and knowledge management (KM). Member of the Regent's University London Senate and the Senate Research committee.

Work on a variety of research projects in a range of public and private sector organisations on a range of research, training and KM issues. Also do research in field of international postgraduate student research experience. Write articles and papers for various publications.

Qualifications

  • Fellow of The Higher Education Academy (Higher Education Academy), (2007)
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Higher and Professional Education, (Staffordshire University), (2005)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Staffordshire University) (2.5 years), Title of thesis – “MaKE – a
  • Knowledge Management Method”, (2003)
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Research Methods (Staffordshire University), (2003)
  • MSc Computing Science (Highest mark for Dissertation), (2001)
  • Qualified as a solicitor (The Law Society), (1997)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice (The College of Law, Chester), (1995)
  • Diploma in Law (The College of Law, Chester), (1994)
  • BA (Oxon) Modern History (1993) (2i)

Relevant Past Employment

  • 2009 – current, Principal Lecturer, Action Researcher and a Module Leader of Work Placements at Regent's University London (Fraction 0.5).
  • 2009 – 2011, Cornhill Training course, The Proclamation Trust, Willcox House, 140-148 Borough High Street, London, SE1 1LB.
  • 2004 – 2009, MA Programme Manager / Module Leader in Research Methods and Skills Regent's University London, Inner Circle, London (Fraction 0.8).
  • 2005, Visiting lecturer at London Metropolitan University
  • 2003 – 2004, Research Supervisor at Faculty of Computing, Engineering and Technology, Beaconside, Staffordshire University.
  • 2001 – 2003, Scholarship funded Doctoral KM project researcher and advisor to one of the largest UK Fast Moving Consumer Goods companies.
  • 1999 – 2001, MSc Computing Science scholarship student at School of Computing, Staffordshire University and Instem Limited, Stone, Staffordshire.
  • 1998 – 1999, Database developer experience at Alphasure Limited, South Woodford, London.
  • 1997 – 1998, Assistant solicitor at Stephenson Harwood, 1 St Paul's Churchyard, City of London EC4M 8SH.
  • 1995 – 1997, Trainee solicitor at Beachcroft Stanleys 20 Furnival Street, Fleet Street, London, EC4A 1AU.

Professional Affiliation(s)/Accreditation

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Member of Editorial Board of Electronic Journal of Knowledge Management (EJKM)
  • Member of Editorial Board of Electronic Journal of Research Methods (EJRM)
  • Member of Editorial Board of International Journal of Knowledge-Based Organizations (IJKBO)
  • Fellow of Higher Education Academy
  • Co-editor Dr Francisco J. Lara of Special Issue of Services Industries Journal, entitled Knowledge Intensive Business Services, Taylor and Francis publishers.
  • Member European Conference of Knowledge Management (ECKM) committee of the 13th European Conference on Knowledge Management (ECKM-2012), Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena, Spain, 6-7 September 2012.
  • Reviewer for book proposal entitled “Innovation Management in Knowledge Intensive Business Service in China”, Springer Publishing Company.
  • Regular attender for Regent's University London at London Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Teaching & Course Development

  • One of team who developed the MA in Global Management validated for 2007-2012.
  • Developed work placements module in the current MA in Global Management programme.
  • Helped develop business skills programme for MA in Global Management.

Research Supervision

  • Supervised one PhD student (member of Regent's staff) who has successfully completed.
    Currently supervise one DBA student at London Graduate School of Management (outside Regent's University London time).
  • Supervised range of postgraduate, undergraduate and HND students in past over last 10 years.
  • For three years trained postgraduate supervisors in Regents' Business School London (2006-2009)
  • Currently supervise 6 undergraduate supervisees and mentor Business and Management supervisors.

Examining

  • External Examiner of PhD at Aston Business School Aston University, Birmingham (2010-2012)

Research Interests

Fields of research methods and action research methodology, KM, learning organisations, research methods teaching, student research and learning experience, networking and personal development, life planning and employability.

Publications

  • Sharp, P. J. (2011). The LIFE Technique – Creating a Personal Work Profile, Special Issue Electronic Journal of Knowledge Management, Vol 9, Issue 1, ECKM Special Issue, March 2011, pp 57-72.
  • Sharp, P. J. (2010). Complexity and Clarity: the Knowledge Strategy Dilemma – some Help from MaKE, in Uden, L. and Eardley, W.A., Knowledge Management and Innovation, IGI Publishing, Information Science Publishing, IRM Press.
  • Sharp, P. J. (2009). How MaKE First Steps can Help your Organisation Define Knowledge and Build a Customer Relationship Management approach, International Journal of Customer Relationship Management, Vol 3, Issue 1.
  • Sharp, P. J. (2008). MaKE First Steps – How a Definition of Knowledge can Help Your Organisation, Electronic Journal of Knowledge Management, Vol 5, Issue 4.
  • Sharp, P.J., (2006). MaKE – a Knowledge Management Method, Journal of Knowledge Management, Vol 10, No.6, 100-109.
  • Sharp, P.J., (2006). MaKE First Steps: a Collaborative Approach to Defining Knowledge in Organisations, Electronic Journal of Knowledge Management, Vol 4, issue 2, April, 189-196.
  • Sharp, P.J., Eardley, W.A. and Shah, H. (2003). Visual Tools within MaKE – a Knowledge Management Method, Electronic Journal of Knowledge Management, 1(2) 177-186.

Other Outputs

Assistance with books:

  • Currently a reviewer for book entitled “Innovation Management in Knowledge Intensive Business Service in China”, Springer Publishing Company.
  • Range of articles on student and staff learning experience at Regent's University London.
  • Wrote the introduction of book telling story of the conference at Regent's College entitled “7th European Conference on Research Methodology” – for Business and Management Studies, Regent's University London, UK, 19th – 20th June 2008.

Articles given assistance in:

  • Webster, S. (2009) “Hidden London: Regent's University London” London Business Matters, London Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Editorial Committee membership (Conferences ) / Keynote Addresses / Chair of International Conference and Academic Streams

  • Editorial committee member of 12th European Conference on Knowledge Management (ECKM 2011), University of Passau, Germany, 1-2 September 2011.
  • Keynote address at European Conference of Research Methods 2009 (22nd and 23rd June 2009) entitled  “Expectations and Reality: International Business MA Students – Research Methods – Supervision.” University of Malta, Malta.
  • Chaired the European Conference of Research Methodology in Business and Management Studies 2008 (ECRM 2008) held at Regent's University London on 19th and 20th June 2008.
  • Chaired business and academics forum at the conference as well as a paper.

Chaired streams at:

  • European Conference of Knowledge Management (ECKM 2007), 8th European Conference on Knowledge Management, Consorci Escola Industrial de Barcelona (CEIB), Barcelona, Spain, 6-7 September 2007.
  • Second International Conference on Intellectual Capital and Knowledge Management (ICICKM 2005), Remenyi, D. (ed), American University of Dubai, UAE, 21st-22nd November 2005.
  • European Conference of Knowledge Management (5th ECKM), Conservatoire Nationale des Arts et Metiers (CNAM), Paris, France, 30th September-1st October 2004.

Conference Papers Given

  • Sharp, P. J. (2011). Teaching Philosophy of Knowledge Perspectives in Business and Management (Developmental paper) British Academy of Management (BAM 2011), 25th Annual Conference of the British Academy of Management, 13th – 15th September 2011, Aston University, Birmingham.
  • Skinnarland, K.I.T. and Sharp, P.J. (2011). Knowledge Sharing (KS), Organizational Learning and Competitive Advantage - a Scandanavian Hotel Company, in Proceedings of Organizational Learning and Knowledge Conference, Hull University Business School, University of Hull, p. 101.
  • Sharp, P. J. (2010). The LIFE Technique – Creation of Personal Knowledge and Skills Profiles for Future Planning, in Proceedings of European Conference on Knowledge Management (ECKM 2010), 11th European Conference on Knowledge Management, Universidade Lusiada de Vila Nova Famalicao, Famalicao, Portugal, 2nd – 3rd September 2010, pp 921-932.
  • Sharp, P. J. (2008). Action Research applied to Knowledge Management (KM) in a Fast Moving Consumer Goods company (FMCG), in Proceedings of European Conference of Research Methodology in Business and Management Studies (ECRM 2008), 7th European Conference of Research Methods, Regent's College, London, 19th and 20th June 2008.
  • Sharp, P.J. (2007). MaKE First Steps – How a Definition of Knowledge can Help Your Organisation, in Proceedings of European Conference of Knowledge Management (ECKM 2007), Remenyi, D. (ed.) 8th European Conference on Knowledge Management, Consorci Escola Industrial de Barcelona (CEIB), Barcelona, Spain, 6-7 September 2007.
  • Sharp, P.J., Simm, M., Eardley, W.A. and Shah, H. (2005). MaKE First Steps: a Practical Approach to Collaboratively Defining Knowledge in Organisations, in Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Intellectual Capital and Knowledge Management (ICICKM 2005), Remenyi, D. (ed), American University of Dubai, UAE, 21st-22nd November 2005, ACL, Reading, 439-458.
  • Sharp, P.J. (2004). MaKE: a Knowledge Management Method, in: Proceedings of European Conference of Knowledge Management (5th ECKM), Conservatoire Nationale des Arts et Metiers (CNAM), Paris, France, 30th September-1st October 2004, ACL, Reading, UK.
  • Sharp, P.J. and Hanlon, S. (2004). MaKE Measures: a Synthesis of a KM Process with Intangible Asset Measures, in: Proceedings of European Conference of Knowledge Management (5th ECKM), Conservatoire Nationale des Arts et Metiers (CNAM), Paris, France, 30th September-1st October 2004, ACL, Reading, UK.
  • Sharp, P. J., Eardley, W.A. and Shah, H. (2003). Use of Visual Tools in the Context of Development of MaKE – a KM Method, in: Proceedings of the Fourth European Conference on Knowledge Management (ECKM 2003), McGrath,F. and Remenyi ,D. (Eds.) Oriel College, Oxford University, Oxford, UK, 18-19th September 2003, MCIL, Reading, UK, 799-808.
  • Sharp, P. J. (2002). SolSkeme - A Scheme for Managing Knowledge in Organisations, in: Proceedings of Third European Conference on Knowledge Management (ECKM 2002), Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland, 24th-25th September 2002, MCIL, Reading, UK, 609-617.
  • Sharp, P. J., Eardley, W.A, and Shah, H. (2002). Evaluating Knowledge in Organisations Holistically as part of Information Systems Development Strategy, in: Proceedings of Communication Systems, Networks and Digital Signal Processing (CSNDSP 2002), Third International Symposium, 15th to 17th July 2002, Co-sponsored by IEEE, IEE, EURASIP, BCS, Hosted by School of Computing, Staffordshire University, 193-196.
  • Sharp, P. J., Eardley, W.A, and Shah, H. (2002). Prioritising Knowledge Requirements in Organisations as part of Information Systems Development Strategy. Poster presentation paper at Communication Systems, Networks and Digital Signal Processing (CSNDSP 2002), Third International Symposium, 15th to 17th July 2002, Co-sponsored by IEEE, IEE, EURASIP, BCS, Hosted by School of Computing, Staffordshire University.
  • Sharp, P.J. (2002). Production and Validation of a Method for Evaluating Knowledge in Organisations Holistically (for PhD Consortium). In: Appendix to Proceedings of 7th Annual UKAIS Conference, Leeds Metropolitan University, Leeds, 10th to 12th April 2002

Grants Awarded

  • 2011 Learning and Teaching Working Group approved on 7th July 2011 research project proposal entitled: “Enriching the Learning Experience of International Business and Management Postgraduate Students doing Dissertations” Dr Peter Sharp and Dr Anabel Gutierrez

Last updated: 08 December 2017