Dr Derek Watson


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Senior Lecturer

I am a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, founder of the Faculty ‘Business Clinic’ and the Doctoral lead for the University’s ‘Research Fridays’ programme and have rich experience of mapping skills requirements in emerging sectors. I have extensive links and networks as a result of sourcing and embedding external engagement opportunities across the curriculum, with an international portfolio of clients and contacts, such as the British Cabinet Office, Indian Government Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, Dubai Police and Canon International.

My research focuses on academic-industry collaboration, investigating the impact of knowledge exchange on practice and food safety cultural compliance. I am actively documenting my consultancy experience via international academic journals and have delivered lectures and seminars at universities and symposiums on a global scale. I have been appointed on the editorial board for the ‘International Journal of Academic Research in Management’. I am also a Doctoral External Examiner, academic reviewer of several international journals and currently employed as ‘External Examiner’ for both Chester and Staffordshire University Doctoral programmes. In addition, I am also a Visiting Professor at Sias Academy for Open Innovation at Sias International University in China, the Technological University of Panama and Senior Research Fellow at the Cyprus Business School, Cyprus.

Teaching and supervision

I am currently postgraduate Module Leader for Innovation and Technology Transfer and both Director of Studies and co-supervisor on the Universities Doctoral programmes, namely PhD and Professional Doctorate Students.

Research interests for potential research students

Innovation and technology transfer, quality assurance, academic-industry collaboration, investigating the impact of knowledge exchange on practice in both the classroom and the workplace.

Research

My research focuses on Academic-Industry Collaboration, Innovation & Technology Transfer and Food Safety Cultural Compliance.

Publications

Number of items: 30.

Article

Pandi, Sophia and Watson, Derek (2018) Transformational Change and the Implications of Food Safety: A Case Study of a Greek Chocolate Manufacturer. Acta Scientific Nutritional Health, 2 (7). pp. 16-24.

Watson, Derek, Yap, S, Pandi, S, Husband, J and Tekelas, F (2018) Brexit and the Implications of Food Safety Cultural Compliance in the Food Manufacturing Sector. Acta Scientific Microbiology, 1 (4). ISSN 2581-3226

Watson, Derek, Husband, John, Yap, Stanley, Hetherington, Karen and Pandi, Sophia (2018) A Dog’s Brexit for UK Food Manufactures, in terms of Food Safety Culture. Journal of Applied Microbiological Research, 1 (1). pp. 27-34.

Watson, Derek and Barkas, Linda (2017) Last Man Standing: An Academic's Endeavours to Integrate Third Stream Activities Within Higher Education. International Business Education. ISSN 0969-5931 (Submitted)

Watson, Derek, Hall, Lynne and Tazzyman, Sarah (2016) Trick or Treat: Academic Buy-in to Third Stream Activities. Industry and Higher Education, 30 (2). pp. 155-167. ISSN 0950-4222

Watson, Derek and Hall, Lynne (2015) Addressing the Elephant in the Room: Are Universities Committed to the Third Stream Agenda. International Journal of Academic Research in Management, 4 (2). pp. 48-76. ISSN 2296-1747

Watson, Derek (2013) Externally Engage or Internally Wither... Academic Engagement in Third Stream Activities: the Discrepancy Between Management Perceptions and Academic Realities. Industry and Higher Education. ISSN 0950-4222 (In Press)

Kude, O and Watson, Derek (2012) An Empirical Study on Corporate Social Responsibility in the Banking Sector. SEGi Review, 5. pp. 47-54. ISSN 1985-5672

Watson, Derek (2011) Certification. Green Issues and Debates, 5.

Andrews, Mitchell and Watson, Derek (2009) Carbon Sequestration. Green Business (9).

Watson, Derek (2007) The expatriation and Repatriation Transitions:How does the Public Sector fare? Singapore Journal for Engineering Technologists. pp. 1793-5059.

Book Section

Watson, Derek (2011) Occupational Safety and Health Administration. In: Green Technology An A-to-Z Guide. The SAGE Reference Series on Green Society (5). SAGE Publications. ISBN 9781412996921

Watson, Derek and Andrews, Mitchell (2010) ISO 19011. In: Green Business An A-to-Z Guide. The SAGE Reference Series on Green Society (9). SAGE Publications, Thousand Oaks, California/ London. ISBN 9781412996846

Watson, Derek and Andrews, Mitchell (2009) Environmental Standards. In: Encyclopedia of Business in Today's World. SAGE Publications. ISBN 9781412964272

Watson, Derek and Andrews, Mitchell (2009) Certification Process. In: Green Consumerism An A-to-Z Guide. The SAGE Reference Series on Green Society (6). SAGE Publications. ISBN 9781412996853

Conference or Workshop Item

Odigiri, M, Watson, Derek and Tekelas, F (2018) Factors Affecting Academic Job Performance in Nigerian Universities. In: Keeping Ahead of Change: Anticipating and Managing Change. Inaugural Conference of the Cyprus Centre for Business Research, 30 Mar 2018, Cyprus Institute of Marketing, Nicosia Campus. (Unpublished)

Watson, Derek (2018) Alive and Kicking: Brexit and The Art of Managing Change, LEAP. In: LEAP Summit, 15-17 Mar 2018, Zagreb, Croatia. (Unpublished)

Watson, Derek (2018) Culture and its Implications in the Food Manufacturing Sector. In: Holchem UK Food Manufacturers Conference, 2018, Manchester, UK. (Unpublished)

Watson, Derek, Yap, S, Pandi, S, Husband, J and Tekelas, F (2017) BREXIT and the Implications of Food Safety Cultural Compliance in the Food Manufacturing Sector. In: 7th European Food Safety & Standards Conference, 13-14 Nov 2017, Athens, Greece.

Cooper, Sharp, Watson, Derek and Worrall, Rob (2016) Managing Supply Chain Networks: A Framework for Achieving Superior Performance through Leadership Capabilities Development in Supply Chain Node. In: PMA International Conference 2016 - Performance Measurement and Management: New Theories for New Practices, 26 - 29 Jun 2016, Edinburgh, Scotland. UK.

Watson, Derek (2015) Third Stream Activities Within Higher Education. In: Intellectbase International consortium Academic Conference, Dec 2015, Las Vegas, NV, USA. (Unpublished)

Watson, Derek, Hall, L and Li-Hua, Richard (2014) Assessing the Effectiveness of Third Stream Activities in Global Higher Education: Case study of 5 Universities in the North East of England. In: 5th CAMOT International Conference Tsinghua.

Watson, Derek and Hall, L (2014) Closed for Business! Academic Engagement in Third Stream Activity conference paper. In: SRHE Annual Research Conference, Wales UK, 2014.

Watson, Derek (2014) Higher Education and Business Working Together. In: North East Quality Network Forum., 2014, Newcastle,England..

Watson, Derek, Hall, L and Li-Hua, Richard (2013) Employer Engagement: What research do we need? In: Employer Engagement, SRHE Conference., 2013, London.

Watson, Derek, Hall, L and Li-Hua, Richard (2013) Strategic Aspects of Third Stream Activities in Global Higher Education:Case Study of 5 Universities in the North East of England. In: 3rd International Conference of Tourism and Hospitality Management, In Tourism Issues Tourism Sciences Review 16, pages 205 - 212., 27 - 29 June 2013, Athens.

Watson, Derek, Hall, L and Tazzyman, Sarah (2012) Prioritising Third Stream Activity: the gap between University intentions and academic perceptions. In: SRHE Annual Research Conference, 2012, Newport, Wales.

Watson, Derek, Hall, L and Li - Hua, L (2012) Prioritising Third Stream Activity: the gap between University intentions and academic perceptions conference paper. In: SRHE Conference, 2012, Wales.

Watson, Derek (2010) KTP's and Innovation Vouchers. In: North East Innovation Factory Business Seminar, 2010, Newcastle,England..

Watson, Derek The Business Clinic, how to embed teaching, research and external engagement. In: University of Sunderland Teaching and Learning Conference, 2013, Sunderland, England.

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Areas of expertise

  • Food Safety Cultural Compliance 
  • Innovation and technology transfer
  • Total quality management
  • Transformational change
  • Changing mindsets

Further information

I am also a practising consultant in Management of Change, Total Quality Management (ISO 9001, 14001, 18001) Food Safety Culture Compliance and NEBOSH qualified in International Health Safety and Environment.

In the press:

Brexit could be bad news for British food safety, experts warn
New Food Magazine

BRC Issue 8 seeks to encourage a new culture of food safety
The Grocer

Last updated 23 August 2018