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Biography

Bryan Rodgers was appointed as an Assistant Professor in Management within the Business Management Department in February 2018. 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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public sector Social Sciences
Lean Six Sigma Business & Economics
public service Social Sciences
leadership Social Sciences
police Social Sciences
empowerment Social Sciences
Methodology Business & Economics
Public sector Business & Economics

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Research Output 2016 2019

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 : The TQM Journal. 31, 4, p. 641-654 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Lean Six Sigma
Content analysis
Six Sigma
Methodology
Design methodology

Applications of Continuous Improvement Methodologies in the Voluntary Sector: A Systematic Literature Review

Jevanesan, T., Antony, J., Rodgers, B. & Prashar, A., 20 Feb 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Total Quality Management and Business Excellence.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Voluntary sector
Methodology
Continuous improvement
Literature review
Staff

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

police
leadership
knowledge gap
performance measurement
learning organization

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
File
Lean Six Sigma
Public sector
Six Sigma
Methodology
Continuous improvement
Open Access
File
Systematic review
Manufacturing
Lean Six Sigma
Small and medium-sized enterprises
Methodology