Dr Peter Keenan
- Lecturer in Management (Management)
telephone: 0141 330 5062
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 in Glasgow 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 an 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 and formed part of the Scottish Government's Joint Improvement Team that helped manage the dissolution of the former Argyll & Clyde Health Board.
He completed his PhD at the University of Strathclyde Business School (2011). His research examined the relationship between strategy legitimacy ('is this the right thing to do?') and strategy commitment ('and will I go along with it?') in the context of 'deliberately-emergent strategy' where edicts and participation are simultaneously used in chorus.
Peter has held the positions of Lecturer and Teaching Fellow, University of St Andrews School of Management (2012-2016), Visiting Lecturer, University of Aberdeen Business School (2014 and 2016), Teaching Associate, University of Strathclyde Business School (2007- 2012) and Research Associate, University of Glasgow Medical Research Council (2011). He has taught ‘Strategic Management’ and ‘Strategy Consulting in Practice’ in SE Asia and the Gulf Region 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 judgments
- Compassion as a resource in healthcare strategy
- Creative industries
- Public sector management
- Managerial identity
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.
- Strategic management (UG)
- Principles of management (UG)
- Business decision analysis (UG)
- Business competition (UG)
- Strategic management (PG)
- Delivering performance (PG)
- International business
- Contemporary issues in management
- Managing people in organisations
School of Education Undergraduate and Postgraduate Taught Course Approval Group (University of Glasgow)