Dr. David Beech

Salford Business School

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Contact Details

Maxwell Building, Room 323.

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Current positions

Lecturer in Digital Business Programme Leader in Business Management with Innovation and Technology


David Beech is a cross-cultural organisational psychologist with over 15 years of experience working in postgraduate education in the UK and France on degree qualification programmes and working internationally in executive education, e.g., in China, across Europe, and in the USA. Since 2014 he has lectured on most subjects in organisational behaviour and human resource management at Salford Business School, including lectures and professional skills development in team working, coaching, leadership, organisational learning and change, organisation design and development, and strategic human resource management. He has taught these subjects mostly on the Salford MBA and on the MSc Human Resource Management and Development. Previously Dr Beech worked in human resource management and development in the UK private sector and as an international consultant in business psychology, including supporting clients with team working, group coaching, assessment centres, leadership development, and organisational development and effectiveness. Dr Beech researches all aspects of leadership practices and their effects across all levels of leadership - institutional/governance and executive leadership of the organisation and operational and frontline leadership in the organisation - in private, public, and voluntary sectors. He has a keen interest in innovative and sustainable competitive productivity that advances wellbeing for everyone.

Areas of supervision

Socio-technical , System complexities of information systems, Digital disruption


Most areas of organisational behaviour and human resource management and development, including;

  • Team working
  • Leadership
  • Organisation culture
  • Organisation learning and change
  • Organisation design and development
  • Strategic human resource management

Research Interests

  • Motivation
  • Coordination
  • Governance and evolution of collective action including the application of general selection theory
  • Biocultural evolutionary theory, and institutional approaches to the collective action of the group living individuals of the human species.

Qualifications and Memberships

  • DPhil Cross-cultural social psychology of leadership behaviour
  • MSc Occupational Psychology
  • BSc (Jt Hons) Psychology and sociology with philosophy
  • Chartered Occupational Psychologist and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society
  • Chartered Member Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development
  • Member of Council Manchester Industrial Relations Society
  • Member Institute of Directors
  • Fellow of Higher Education Academy