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Dr Alasdair Marshall MA, PhD

Associate Professor in Risk Management

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Alasdair Marshall joined the Southampton Business School as Lecturer in Risk Management in September 2008.

Both his MA (Hons) degree and PhD are in Social Science, from the University of Glasgow.

Between 2003 and 2008, Alasdair worked at Glasgow Caledonian University, where he contributed to Risk Management teaching within Caledonian Business School and was involved in a broad range of research and consultancy projects within the Cullen Centre for Risk and Governance.

Research interests

  • Risk and Social Cognition
  • Risk and Regulation (especially health and social care)
  • Risk Sociology
  • Risk and Political Psychology
  • Uncertainty Management

Work in progress

Dr Marshall is currently writing about the future of the risk management profession.

Additional papers currently under development consider risk and uncertainty issues within the contexts of regulation, business ethics, crisis management and project management.

Dr Marshall is also interested in interdisciplinary organisation studies perspectives on risk research that bring together issues of strategy, leadership, culture, politics and decision-making.

Strong research interests (ideally based on professional experience) in these areas are welcomed from prospective PhD students.

Programme Director: MSc Risk & Finance

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Working Paper

  • Marshall, A., Johnson, J. (Ed.), Sung, V. (Ed.), Ashleigh, M. (Ed.), Baden, D. (Ed.), Brito, M. (Ed.), & Dawson, I. (Ed.) (2016). Why risk cultures need prudence. (A Centre for Risk Research Discussion Document). University of Southampton.
Dr Alasdair Marshall
Southampton Business School, University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton SO17 1BJ, UK

Room Number : 2/4045

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