Research at Leeds Beckett
About Neil Barnett
Neil is a Senior Lecturer in Public Policy in Leeds Business School. He teaches in the area of public sector management, has led management development programmes in local government, and researches and publishes in that area.
Neil worked in the NHS and then Local Government before moving to the University. He has delivered a range of public-policy and management modules across a variety of courses and levels. He devised and led post-graduate management development programmes delivered for Leeds City Council, Kirklees MBC and North East Lincolnshire Council. He has also been the course leader of the Executive MBA and the Masters in Public Administration.
- Managing in Public and Private Sectors
- Global Business Environment
Neil is currently looking at the impact of austerity and restructuring on local government and Councillors. This has included the democratic effects of newly-created Combined Authorities and the changing nature of the role of local elected representatives.
Recent work on Scottish Councillors with colleagues from De Montfort and Edinburgh Universities has been carried out and published by the Association of Public Service Excellence and presented to the Annual Conferences of the SNP and Scottish Labour parties.