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Dr Ally Memon

Senior Lecturer

Department: Newcastle Business School

Ally has research interest in public service organisations and works on a portfolio of postgraduate programmes at Newcastle Business School which include the Masters in Strategic Leadership for Public Services and the Masters in Strategic Leadership degree apprenticeships. He is involved in designing and delivering research methods and dissertation modules on these programmes alongside postgraduate distance learning programmes partnered with Pearson. Prior to joining Newcastle Business School, he was based at Kingston Business School where he taught and extensively supervised research on the MSc Leadership and Management in Health programme, and formerly, at the University of Edinburgh where he taught and supervised on the MSc Management of Training and Development programme. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (RSA) and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA). He has served as a referee on the British Academy of Management Conference Track for Organisational Transformation, Change and Development, and as an invited panelist at Holyrood annual conferences. Previously he has delivered consultancy projects involving a 'Leadership Development Programme Evaluation for NHS commissioners' and the 'Evaluation of the NHS-Go app for health literacy in young people' associated with the Healthy London Partnership. He has also served as a Research Associate on an Erasmus Plus project (PROPOUND) funded by the European Commission Education and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) which examined transversal competences development and graduate employability in Europe. His research work has featured in internationally reputed (ABS) journals and newspapers and has received recognition from bodies including the International Research Society for Public Management, Holyrood and the Irish Academy of Management. As a Chartered CIPD practitioner, he has undertaken a diverse portfolio of training and consultancy work with a range of public and private sector organisations in the UK and internationally. Ally recieved his PhD from the University of Edinburgh where he investigated the management of collaborative and integrated public healthcare service systems. He is a horology enthusiast and his alma maters include Keele University, University of Edinburgh, University of Wolverhampton and Drogheda Grammar School.

Ally Memon

Research Themes and Scholarly Interests

Interested in aspects of integration, co-production and innovation in public services, with a view to how managers learn, innovate and influence governance in public service organisations. More broadly interested in Public Management theory, Social Innovation theory and Qualitative Research methodologies. Areas of research interest include:

  • Integration and Localism in Public Services 
  • Management in Health & Social Care Service Systems
  • Learning and HRD in the Public Sector Organisations 
  • Governance and Public Management
  • Service Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship (SAARC and GCC regions)
  • Community Capacity Building (SAARC region) 


Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Relational leadership in collaborative governance ecosystems, Kinder, T., Stenvall, J., Six, F., Memon, A. 11 Mar 2021, In: Public Management Review
  • Governance-as-legitimacy: are ecosystems replacing networks?, Kinder, T., Six, F., Stenvall, J., Memon, A. 6 Aug 2020, In: Public Management Review
  • An independent psychological evaluation of an NHS app designed to improve young people’s health literacy, Yarker, J., Russell, E., Lloyd-Houldey, A., Memon, A. 2019, 19th Congress of the European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology
  • Factors Influencing Uptake and Use of a New Health Information App for Young People, Russell, E., Lloyd-houldey, A., Memon, A., Yarker, J. 28 Jan 2019, In: Journal of Technology in Human Services
  • Improving young people's health literacy with an NHS App: a qualitative evaluation, Russell, E., Yarker, J., Memon, A. 2019, 19th Congress of the European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology
  • Play at work, learning and innovation, Kinder, T., Stenvall, J., Memon, A. 4 Mar 2019, In: Public Management Review
  • Political partisanship and higher education, Memon, A. 8 Feb 2019
  • Redesigning how your workforce uses the office, maximising usage, efficiency and collaboration, Memon, A. 2019, Holyrood Conference: Public Sector: Smart Working Summit 2019
  • Tax reforms a year on, Memon, A. 3 Sep 2019
  • Young people’s health literacy and the uptake of an NHS app: a quantitative study of users., Memon, A., Russell, E., Lloyd-Houldey, A., Yarker, J. 2019, 19th Congress of the European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology

Further Information


  • Fellow (FRSA), Royal Society for Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce
  • Associate Consultant, Public Administration International (PAi), London
  • External Examiner (PG), University of Bradford
  • Referee, Public Management Review Journal
  • Chartered MCIPD, Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development 
  • Member, UCL Qualitative Health Research Network


  • Industrial Relations MA (Hons)
  • Management PhD
  • Business and Administration MSc
  • Psychology BSc (Hons)
  • Certified Management and Business Educator CMBE
  • Chartered MCIPD, Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development
  • Fellow, Higher Education Academy FHEA
  • Fellow, Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures & Commerce FRSA

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