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Bryan Rodgers is an Associate Professor of Public Management and Leadership within Edinburgh Business School and Director of Internationalisation & Partnerships. He is a former member of the board of the Chartered Management Institute in Scotland. 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 an accredited and experienced 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.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 4 - Quality Education


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