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Research interests

My teaching and research interests are in Organizational Change and Development with particular reference to cultural change in the public sector. The perspective adopted is one of sensemaking and organizing. The Change Management Forum is linked to this work.

Guest Editor of a Special Issue of Human Relations Journal entitled Sensemaking, Organising and Storytelling, which will be published in late 2011 or early 2012.

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High Reliability Organisations

Colville, I. & Brown, A.

The Environment Agency


Project: Central government, health and local authorities

Research Output

Sensemaking, simplexity and mindfulness

Vogus, T. & Colville, I., Jan 2017, The Sage Handbook of Process Organization Studies . Langley, A. & Tsoukas, H. (eds.). London, U. K. : Sage Publications, p. 340-355 20 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Open Access

Sensemaking processes and Weickarious learning

Colville, I., Pye, A. & Brown, A. D., 1 Feb 2016, In : Management Learning. 47, 1, p. 3-13 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 15 Citations (Scopus)

    Making sense of sensemaking in organization studies

    Brown, A. D., Colville, I. & Pye, A., Feb 2015, In : Organization Studies. 36, 2, p. 265-277 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 105 Citations (Scopus)
    415 Downloads (Pure)

    Innovation as the practice of change in the public sector

    Colville, I. & Carter, M., 29 Mar 2013, Handbook of Innovation in Public Services. Osborne, S. P. & Brown, L. (eds.). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd, p. 91-106 15 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

    Simplexity: sensemaking, organizing and storytelling for our time

    Colville, I., Brown, A. D. & Pye, A., 1 Jan 2012, In : Human Relations. 65, 1, p. 5-15 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 82 Citations (Scopus)


    Making Sense of Mandatory CSR: An Empirical Investigation

    Author: Shete, N., 2019

    Supervisor: Colville, I. (Supervisor) & Bondy, K. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD

    Offenders to University: Potential routes for offenders to access Higher Education

    Author: West, G., 1 Nov 2014

    Supervisor: Colville, I. (Supervisor), Brennan, J. (Supervisor) & Whitty, G. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Business (DBA)