Andrew Bratton

Andrew Bratton

Dr Andrew Bratton




I am a Lecturer in Human Resource Management and the Programme Leader of Business Management Degree Apprenticeships at Edinburgh Napier University. I currently serve as a curatorial assistant at the European Organisation Design Forum. I also work as an academic advisor and placement consultant at Projekt 42, a not-for-profit gym and wellness centre in Edinburgh. I hold a PhD from the University of Strathclyde and an honorary fellowship at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh.


I have over 10 years' academic and practitioner experience as a business school researcher and lecturer in the UK and Singapore, and previously as a change manager in a Microsoft business technology consultancy. I have experience working with a range of organisations in higher education, local government, healthcare, transport, energy, construction, information technology, financial services and hospitality. I am currently involved in a Scottish Funding Council funded commercial project that explores how SMEs in Scotland can accelerate progress towards the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by measuring sustainability impact.


My specialist interests include sustainable human resource management and the management of the employment relationship within the context of organisational change. My research and knowledge exchange work are focused on leadership, employee engagement, innovation, technology and action learning. My knowledge exchange activity centres on organisation design in Europe (European Organisation Design Forum) and North America (Organization Design Forum).

Research Areas


Advisory panels and expert committees or witness

  • Academic Advisor and Placement Consultant at Projekt 42


Editorial Activity

  • Guest editor of a journal special issue of Journal of Organisational Effectiveness: People and Performance


Fellowships and Awards

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Chartered Manager (Chartered Management Institute)
  • Research Excellent Awards (University of Strathclyde)


Invited Speaker

  • Invited keynote speaker at Edinburgh Futurists
  • Invited keynote speaker at Jaipuria Institute of Management
  • Invited guest lecture at Beyond COP26 Conference


Membership of Professional Body

  • Member of the British Academy of Management
  • Member of European Organisation Design Forum
  • Member of Learning for Sustainability Scotland
  • Academic Member of Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD)
  • Member of British Universities Industrial Relations Association


Non-executive Directorship

  • Non-executive Directorship at Snowtraxx International Ltd.



  • Ad hoc reviewer – International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management
  • Ad hoc reviewer – Industrial and Commercial Training
  • Ad hoc reviewer – Resources, Environment and Sustainability
  • Ad hoc reviewer – Journal of Organisational Effectiveness: People and Performance
  • Ad hoc reviewer – Employee Relations
  • Ad hoc reviewer – Online Journal of Applied Knowledge Management


Visiting Positions

  • Honorary Fellow (Queen Margaret University)


Pre-Napier Funded Projects

  • Postdoctoral Research Project in Innovation Management

Non-Napier PhD or MSc by Research supervisions

  • PhD project: Exploring Employee Voice in Selected Hotels in Lagos-Nigeria
  • PhD project: An exploration of the impact of Brexit on health and social care workforce in Scotland
  • PhD project: User charges, marketisation of university education and implication for access in developed and developing countries: Case studies of Nigeria and Scotland (1980-2017)