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Dr Ally R Memon

FHEA, Chartered MCIPD, PhD, MA, MSc, BSc
Senior Lecturer

KHBS 3019
Kingston Business School
Kingston Hill

+44 (0) 208 417 5221 Ext: 65221


Ally engages with research in Management and Innovation in Public Services. He is an active member of the Well-being at Work (WWK) Research Group through which he engages and leads on various research projects. He also served as director for the BA (Hons) Business Management Practice programme in the 2015/16 academic session. His alma mater include University of Edinburgh, University of Wolverhampton and Keele University. He is a Chartered Member of the CIPD and has undertaken an extensive portfolio of training and consultancy work over the years with a range of public and private sector organisations. He also holds fellowship of the Higher Education Academy. 


  • Management Development in the Public Sector
  • Management Development in Healthcare Services
  • Public Service Innovation 
  • Integration and Governance in Public Services
  • HRD and Project Management
  • Community Capacity Building in the context of South Asia.
  • Shifts in Management, Leadership and Work Cultures in the MENA region.

Research Interest(s)

Currently supervising doctoral (PhD) research involving an empirical study of Leadership Development and Cross-cultural influences in the MENA region. Information about Ally's current research projects can be accessed via the WWK Research Group website. His areas of research interest include the following (proposals are invited):  

  • Transitions in Managerial Work
  • Health Services Management
  • Integration in Public Services
  • HRM/HRD in the Public Sector 
  • Service Innovation
  • Co-production and Value
  • Social Entrepreneurship in MENA and SAARC regions
  • Community Capacity Building in developing Asia


Ally has taught extensively on undergraduate and postgraduate modules in the areas of HRM, Entrepreneurship and Project Management. He is currently teaching on: 

  • Postgraduate module  'Leading People and Organisational Change in Health' (BH7302)
  • Postgraduate model 'Employee Resourcing, Talent and Reward Management' (BH7626)
  • Undergraduate module 'Managing Human Resources and Self-Development' (BH5005)


  • Reviewer for Public Management Review Journal 
  • Reviewer for Management Learning Journal 
  • Reviewer for Public Money and Management Journal 
  • Reviewer for British Journal of Industrial Relations 
  • Reviewer for Journal of Business Research 2015 Special Issue
  • Reviewer for British Academy of Management Conferences 2015 and 2016
  • Course tutor on the Alpha 1 Education Programme, University of Oxford (2014)
  • Lecturer/tutor on MSc/BSc programmes, University of Edinburgh (2012-2015)
  • Co-investigator/researcher on the European Commission funded PROPOUND project (2012-2014)
  • Research Supervisor on the MSc MTD programme, University of Edinburgh (2012-2013) 
  • External consultant on CSR projects, British Petroleum (2009-2010)  
  • Previous industry experience in management roles, Hilton Plc (UK), Barclays Plc (UK), Prentice Hall (USA), British Gas Plc (UK)  (2001 - 2007)


  • Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), UK
  • Chartered Management Institute (CMI), UK
  • Canadian Industrial Relations Association (CIRA), Canada 
  • Higher Education Academy (HEA), UK

Recent Publications

Number of items: 38.


Memon, Ally R. (2017) CPEC and the case for community capacity building. South Asia Journal,

Memon, Ally R. and Kinder, Tony (2017) Co-location as a catalyst for service innovation : a study of Scottish health and social care. Public Management Review, 19(4), pp. 381-405. ISSN (print) 1471-9037

Memon, Ally R. (2017) Making sense of the PM health insurance programme. The Daily Times, XIV(47), A7.

Memon, Ally R [Reviewer] (2016) Book Review of 'Contradictions of employee involvement in organizational change : the transformation efforts in NCJM, an Indian industrial cooperative' by George M. Kandathil. British Journal Of Industrial Relations, ISSN (print) 0007-1080 (In Press)

Memon, Ally R. [Reviewer] (2016) Book review of: 'Knowledge and power in collaborative research : a reflexive approach' by Louise Philips, Marianne Kristiansen, Marja Vehvilainen and Ewa Gunnarsson. Management Learning, ISSN (print) 1350-5076 (Epub Ahead of Print)

Memon, Ally and Kinder, Tony (2016) Changing Management Roles in the Scottish NHS: implications for management learning and development. Public Money & Management, 36(1), pp. 47-54. ISSN (print) 0954-0962

Memon, Ally and Kinder, Tony (2016) Management Training and Development in New Public Service Systems. International Journal of Public Administration, 36(1), pp. 47-54. ISSN (print) 0190-0692

Memon, Ally R. (2015) Iron ore and iron men. The Express Tribune,

Memon, Ally R (2015) Mediocre classrooms. The Express Tribune,

Memon, Ally R. (2015) Pakistan’s population growth and security. South Asia Journal(12), pp. 65-68.

Memon, Ally R. (2015) Remembering Mossadegh. The Friday Times,

Memon, Ally R. (2015) The people bomb. Dawn,

Memon, Ally R (2014) Case for public health and education. The Express Tribune,

Memon, Ally R (2014) Impending water wars in South Asia. The Express Tribune,

Memon, Ally R. (2014) Rethinking education. Newsline,

Memon, Ally R (2014) Trade unions, worker representation and the privatisation process. The Express Tribune,

Memon, Ally (2013) Developing public healthcare service delivery. Leviathan, 3(3), pp. 17-18.

Memon, Ally (2012) Evaluating the effectiveness of public services. AQMeN Online,

Memon, Ally (2012) The politics of water in South Asia. Leviathan, 3(1), pp. 9-10.

Memon, Ally R. (2011) Of marigold at workplace. Dawn,

Memon, Ally R. (2011) Preserving Karachi’s history. Dawn,

Book Section

Evans, Peter and Memon, Ally (2013) The policy context, quality in higher education in Scotland and the work of the University of Edinburgh on enhancing student learning. In: Osuna Lopez, Carmen , Evans, Peter , Memon, Ally , Lloyd, Nigel and O'Sullivan, John, (eds.) PROPOUND - developing a key competences model for university postgraduate programmes: pilots compendia. UGR-Empresa. pp. 51-58. ISBN 9788415873099

Conference or Workshop Item

Memon, Ally (2016) Co-location in public services : learning and innovation through multidisciplinary and inter-agency work environments = Co-location dance les services publics : l'apprentissage et l'inovation grace a des environnements de travail multidisciplinaires et interinstitutionnelles. In: Canadian Industrial Relations Association (CIRA) Conference 2016 : Visions of work : examining the workplace as a multidisciplinary meeting place; 31 May - 02 Jun 2016, Saskatoon, Canada. (Unpublished)

Memon, Ally R. (2016) Competency based management development : is it time to move on? In: Administrative Sciences Association of Canada (ASAC) 2016 Conference: Global Perspectives in Business; 04 - 06 Jun 2016, Edmonton, Canada. (Unpublished)

Memon, Ally R. (2015) Competence based management in new public service environments. In: 6th International Conference on Business Management and Legal Studies (ICBMLS); 21-22 Sep 2015, London, U.K..

Memon, Ally Raza and Kinder, Tony (2015) Transforming through co-location: the opportunity for learning and innovation in health and social care integration. In: British Academy of Management (BAM) Conference 2015: The Value of Pluralism in Advancing Management Research, Education and Practice; 8-10 Sep 2015, Portsmouth, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Memon, Ally and Kinder, Tony (2014) What managers do and how they do it: The changing trajectory of managing in service systems and enabling future managers. In: New Public Sector Seminar 2014: Modernising the State; 06-07 Nov 2014, Edinburgh, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Memon, Ally Raza and Kinder, Tony (2014) The changing nature of what managers do and their training and development in new public service systems: the challenges and opportunities of collaboration. In: Policy & Politics Conference 2014: The Challenges of Leadership and Collaboration in the 21st Century; 16-17 Sep 2014, Bristol, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Memon, Ally and Kinder, Tony (2013) Management in an increasingly collaborative and integrated public sector: changing managerial roles and implications for learning and development. In: Public Administration Committee (PAC) Conference 2013: Public Service Innovation and Regulation; 09-11 Sep 2013, Edinburgh, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Memon, Ally and Kinder, Tony (2013) Management in increasingly collaborative and integrated Scottish healthcare service systems: the changing managerial role and the need to re-think management development using a service-dominant approach to public service organisations and public service delivery. In: 2013 European Group for Public Administration (EGPA) Annual Conference; 11-13 Sep 2013, Edinburgh, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Memon, Ally Raza and Evans, Peter (2013) Putting competence at the core: experiences of using the European Key Competences for Lifelong Learning in Postgraduate Programmes. In: Society for Research into Higher Education (SRHE) Annual Research Conference 2013; 11-13 Dec 2013, Newport, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Memon, Ally (2010) Exploring the right to manage under the employment contract and it’s implication for the labour class worker. In: 2nd International Conference on Development, Progress and Prospects; Jan 2010, Karachi, Pakistan. (Unpublished)

Memon, Ally and Azmi, Bilal (2009) Applying the PMI code of ethics to the healthcare system and it’s practices in Pakistan: possibilities and challenges. In: 14th National Research Conference on Management, Social Sciences and Economics; Dec 2009, Karachi, Pakistan. (Unpublished)

Memon, Ally (2009) Discrepancies in youth development. In: First National Conference on Application of Social Sciences to Business; 14 Nov 2009, Karachi, Pakistan. (Unpublished)

Memon, Ally Raza (2009) Impact of the global recession on HR practices in organizations. In: National Conference on Global Management (NCGM) 2009; 24-25 Jul 2009, Karachi, Pakistan. (Unpublished)

Naveed-ur-Rahman, Mohammad and Memon, Ally (2009) Perceptions of how the recession has affected HR professionals in industry in Pakistan. In: First National Conference on Application of Social Sciences to Business; 14 Nov 2009, Karachi, Pakistan. (Unpublished)


Osuna Lopez, Carmen, Fernandez, Marina Manzano, Sulovska, Petra, Navarro, Teresa, Duvekot, Ruud, Marioni, Clementina, Turrini, Monica, Proli, Daniela, Lloyd, Nigel, O'Sullivan, John, Evans, Peter, Memon, Ally and Aarna, Olav (2013) Mainstreaming report: PROPOUND: developing a key competences model for university postgraduate programmes. (Project Report) UGR-Empresa. 69 p. ISBN 9788415873082

Osuna Lopez, Carmen, Fernandez, Marina Manzano, Sulovska, Petra, Navarro, Teresa, Duvekot, Ruud, Marioni, Clementina, Turrini, Monica, Proli, Daniela, Lloyd, Nigel, O'Sullivan, John, Evans, Peter, Memon, Ally and Aarna, Olav (2013) PROPOUND - Developing a key competences model for university postgraduate programmes. Action plan: a framework for implementation. (Project Report) UGR-Empresa. ISBN 9788415873075

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