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Bryan Rodgers is an Assistant Professor of Public Management and Leadership within Edinburgh Business School and is the Head of the Strategy and Enterprise subject group. Prior to this he worked for 30 years within the Public Sector, serving as a Superintendent within Police Scotland until his retirement in November 2017. 

He served in uniformed operational posts in every rank from constable to superintendent and laterly was Deputy Programme Manager for Police Reform,  which merged the 8 territorial forces and two agencies which became Police Scotland in April 2013. Thereafter, he was appointed Deputy Head of the Organisational Development Department. Prior to his retirement he served as the Partnerships and Support Superintendent in the Lothians and Scottish Borders Division.  

He was also a qualified and accredited Tactical Firearms and Public Order Commander

Research interests

Bryan's research is focussed on the Public Sector and in particular improving public services through employee involvement and empowerment as well as public design of services through the integration of the voice of the customer in developing services.

He is currently researching the embedding of a culture of continuous improvement in the public sector with a particular focus on the emergency services. He is additionally involved in projects exploring the role of government in leadership for continuous improvement initiatives and the impact of HRM on the success of continuous improvement initiatives. He remains dedicated to supporting wider collaborative academic research to support practical benefits and improvements in policing and the wider public sector.

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Research Output

A critical evaluation of the public sector improvement framework

Rodgers, B., Antony, J. & Penman, D., 14 Aug 2019, In : International Journal of Lean Six Sigma.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • A directed content analysis of viewpoints on the changing patterns of Lean Six Sigma research

    Rodgers, B., Antony, J., He, Z., Cudney, E. A. & Laux, C., 8 Jul 2019, In : TQM Journal. 31, 4, p. 641-654 14 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 3 Citations (Scopus)
    14 Downloads (Pure)
    Open Access
  • 2 Downloads (Pure)

    A Thematic Analysis of Executive Leadership and Perspectives on Continuous Improvement in the Emergency Services.

    Rodgers, B. & Antony, J., 25 Apr 2019, (Accepted/In press).

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

    Open Access
  • 20 Downloads (Pure)

    Lean and Six Sigma practices in the public sector: a review

    Rodgers, B. & Antony, J., 4 Mar 2019, In : International Journal of Quality and Reliability Management. 36, 3, p. 437-455 19 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 9 Citations (Scopus)
    342 Downloads (Pure)