Dr Matt Offord

  • Lecturer (Technology-Enhanced L&T) (Management)


Dr Matt Offord is a former Royal Navy Officer with a background in training design and development. He has designed collective training interventions around the world and recently delivered Train-the-trainer and mentoring courses for the Health Sector in the Middle East for Kaplan Leadership. He is also a leadership scholar with an MBA in Leadership Studies from Strathclyde Business School and a PhD from Durham University Business School. Matt conducted his early career research into training methods used by the Royal Navy from the University of Oxford as a Hudson Fellow.  

Research interests

Matt is a member of the School's Human Resource Management and Organisational Behaviour research cluster.

Areas of expertise:

  • Learning and teaching
  • Online and blended learning
  • Social learning strategies
  • Prestige networks
  • Resistance to leadership
  • Evolutionary leadership theory


  • RN Defence Fellowship (2010 – 2017)
  • Hudson Fellowship (2016 - 2017)


  • Leadership
  • Evolutionary leadership theory