Dr Peter Keenan
- Lecturer in Management (Management)
Peter joined the School in 2016. His professional background lies in healthcare, qualifying as a Registered Mental Nurse (RMN) in 1991 and working as a Community Psychiatric Nurse (CPN) in Glasgow for many years prior to specialising in the area of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), for those suffering from psychosis. He was awarded an MBA from the University of Strathclyde Business School (2002) and his career shifted towards management research after appointment by the Scottish Government, to evaluate the integration of NHS Greater Glasgow and Glasgow City Council's drug and alcohol addiction services. He subsequently acted as a Management Consultant to Glasgow Addiction Services for three years, formed part of the Scottish Government's Joint Improvement Team that supported the dissolution of the former Argyll & Clyde Health Board.
Peter completed his PhD at the University of Strathclyde Business School (2011). His research examined the relationship between strategy legitimacy and commitment in the context of 'deliberately-emergent strategy' where edicts and participation are simultaneously used in chorus. He has held Lecturer and Teaching positions at University of St Andrews School of Management (2012-2016), University of Strathclyde Business School (2007- 2012) and worked as a Research Associate with the Medical Research Council (2011). He taught ‘Strategic Management’ and ‘Strategy Consulting in Practice’ in SE Asia and the Gulf Region for ten years as part of the Strathclyde MBA (2006-2016).
Peter has undertaken extensive organisational research within the areas of addiction and child protection (NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde), cancer services (Glasgow City Council and NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde), youth antisocial behaviour in Glasgow's housing regeneration areas (Medical Research Council) and advanced nursing practice (NHS Education Scotland).
Peter is a member of the Strategy and Technology Management research cluster.
Areas of expertise:
- Strategy legitimacy and moral judgements
- Compassion as a strategic resource in healthcare strategy
- Dynamic capabilities within Scotland’s cultural institutions during and post COVID-19
- How the creative industries face traditional and non-traditional business dilemmas
- Managing the student contract between online/ blended and class learning
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) to bring a strategic perspective on developing advanced science and technology and manage a cross-faculty Knowledge Exchange project that formed part of Strathclyde University's Technology and Innovation Centre ('TIC') Healthcare Technologies theme in relation to the introduction of a curative and palliative radiotherapy treatment for cancer.
MacMillan Cancer (Scotland) to evaluate Glasgow's 'Improving Cancer Journey' that involved oncology, social work and library services.
PhD supervision interests
All strategy process-related research in public and NGO sectors.
- Introduction to management
- Business decision analysis
- Strategic management
- Strategic alliances & joint ventures
- Delivering performance
- Managing healthcare organisations (MVLS – College of Medical, Veterinary, and Life Sciences)
- Introduction to management and leadership in healthcare (MVLS – College of Medical, Veterinary, and Life Sciences)
School of Education UG & PG Course Approval Group (University of Glasgow)