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Dr Julia Claxton

Dr Julia Claxton
Contact Details
Dr Julia Claxton

Principal Lecturer

Leeds Business School

0113 81 24878 J.Claxton@leedsbeckett.ac.uk

About Dr Julia Claxton

Dr Julia Claxton is Principal Lecturer for Research in the Subject Area of Leadership, Governance & People Management. She oversees the NHS Graduate Management Scheme and teaches and researches in employee engagement, leadership development and action learning.

After 10 years in management Julia always felt the most satisfying part of her job was helping others to develop their careers and so entered the world of academia and consultancy to be able to do this more. She has developed and led master level programmes for practitioners and aspiring leaders in leadership and management development for 20 years in 4 universities. Julia helped organisations develop their leadership potential through action learning and bespoke leadership workshops. She supervises research projects where practitioners are making a real difference in their organisation. Currently she is focusing on employee engagement, feeling that if people are truly valued for who they are and what they do and if their work is properly aligned to organisational goals, then organisations can thrive.

Current Teaching

  • Employee Engagement
  • Leadership
  • Coaching Skills
  • Managing Change

Research Interests

I am currently focussing on researching in the area of Employee Engagement and Leadership Development through Action Learning. I am running a stream on Employee Engagement at two conferences UFHRD and EuroMed. From one of these I am developing a Special Issue of Journal of Workplace Learning. Impact will be through development of this relatively new discipline and helping organisations to improve engagement which benefits people's working lives and organisational growth.

Selected Publications

Journal articles (3)

  • Claxton JC (2014), How do I know I am Valued. Journal of Workplace Learning, vol. 26 (3/4), p. 188-201.
  • Claxton J; Gold J; Edwards C; Coope G (2009), Relevant and timely learning for busy leaders. Action Learning: Research and Practice, vol. 6 (1), p. 63-70.
  • Claxton J; Mathers J; Terry DW (2005), The Benefits of using Action Learning and Student Feedback. International Journal of Learning, vol. 12 (11), p. 157-164.

Chapters (1)

  • Claxton JC; Gold J (2013) Leadership and Management Development. In: Claxton JC; Gold J Human Resource Development. : Palgrave Macmillan, pp. .

Conference proceedings (peer reviewed) (6)

  • Claxton JC; Sajjadi A (2013) The role of Employee Engagement strategies in relation to other HRD interventions. In: UFHRD Conference 2013: HRD in Turbulent Seas - Continued Global Economic Uncertainty: Challenges and Opportunities Brighton Business School, University of Brighton 20130605. : , pp. .
  • Claxton JC (2013) Gauging Engagement. In: UFHRD Conference 2013: HRD in Turbulent Seas - Continued Global Economic Uncertainty: Challenges and Opportunities Brighton Business School, University of Brighton 20130605. : , pp. .
  • Sharifi S; Claxton JC (2012) To Manage or not to Manage Change: What is the Question?. In: 7TH COLLOQUIUM ON ORGANISATIONAL CHANGE & DEVELOPMENT ADVANCES, CHALLENGES & CONTRADICTIONS FOR THE HUMAN BEING AND THE ORGANIZATION Bern, Switzerland 20120913. : , pp. .
  • Claxton J; Sharifi S (2012) Foreseeing the past and reflecting the future: Losing, unlearning and forgetting it. In: HRD Conference Portugal . : , pp. .
  • Claxton JC; Mathers J; Wetherell-Terry D (2005) Collaborative and Action Learning: Benefits and Implementation. In: 12th International Conference on Learning University of Granada, Spain 20050711. : , pp. 94.
  • Claxton J (2002) Exploring How a Particular Assessment Method can be used to Develop Emotional Intelligence in Management Students "Work in Progress". In: LTSN BEST Conference Edinburgh, Scotland . : , pp. .
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