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Dr Ally R Memon

Senior Lecturer; Programme Director


Ally engages with research on Management and Innovation in Public Services and is Director for the BA (Hons) Business Management Practice programme at Kingston Business School. He is a member of the Well-being at Work (WWK) Research Group through which he leads and collaborates on different research projects. He supervises doctoral (PhD) and postgraduate (MSc) research and primarily teaches on the MSc 'Leadership and Management in Health' programme. Ally has undertaken an extensive portfolio of training and consultancy work with a range of public and private sector organisations and is a Chartered MCIPD practitioner. His work on management and innovation in public services has featured in internationally recognised (ABS) journals and newspapers. His most recent research outputs have  recieved awards at both the Irish Academy of Management (2017) and the International Research Society for Public Management (2018). He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Areas of specialism

  • Public Service Innovation
  • Management Development in Healthcare Services
  • Public Management
  • Collaborative Working and Integration in Public Services
  • Industrial Relations & Collective Bargaining
  • Human Resource Development
  • Social Entrepreneurship in Developing States


  • FHEA
  • Chartered MCIPD
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) (Edinburgh)
  • Masters (Keele)
  • Masters (Edinburgh)
  • Bachelor of Science (Hons) (Wolverhampton)

Professional membership

  • Chartered Member, Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD)
  • Fellow, Higher Education Academy (HEA)
  • Member, Chartered Institute of Management (CIM) 
  • Member, Canadian Industrial Relations Association (CIRA) 


Ally's research work on Management and Innovation is particularly interested in aspects of co-production and management development in the public services with a view to how professionals learn, improvise and innovate in evolving service systems. His research work has received interest and recognition from a range of organisations including Holyrood, the Institute of Health Care Management, the Irish Academy of Management and the International  Research Society for Public Management.  Information about his current research projects can be accessed via the WWK Research Group website. Ally's areas of research interest include: 

  • Public Service Innovation
  • Transitions in Managerial Work
  • Management Development in the Public Sector
  • Collaboration and Integration in Public Services
  • HRM & HRD in the Public Sector & Higher Education
  • Social Entrepreneurship in MENA and SAARC regions
  • Community Capacity Building in developing Asia


Number of items: 44.


Kinder, Tony, Stenvall, Jari and Memon, A (2018) Play at work, learning and innovation. Public Management Review, ISSN (print) 1471-9037 (Epub Ahead of Print)

Memon, Ally (2018) Book Review of 'On the nature of human resource development : holistic agency and an almost-autoethnographical exploration of becoming' by Monica M Lee. Management Learning, 49(3), pp. 384-386. ISSN (print) 1350-5076

Memon, Ally R. (2017) CPEC and the case for community capacity building. South Asia Journal,

Memon, Ally R. and Kinder, Tony (2017) Co-location as a catalyst for service innovation : a study of Scottish health and social care. Public Management Review, 19(4), pp. 381-405. ISSN (print) 1471-9037

Memon, Ally R. (2017) Making sense of the PM health insurance programme. The Daily Times, XIV(47), A7.

Memon, Ally R. [Reviewer] (2016) Book Review of 'Contradictions of employee involvement in organizational change : the transformation efforts in NCJM, an Indian industrial cooperative' by George M. Kandathil. British Journal Of Industrial Relations, 54(4), pp. 873-875. ISSN (print) 0007-1080

Memon, Ally R. [Reviewer] (2016) Book review of: 'Knowledge and power in collaborative research : a reflexive approach' by Louise Philips, Marianne Kristiansen, Marja Vehvilainen and Ewa Gunnarsson. Management Learning, 47(4), pp. 474-477. ISSN (print) 1350-5076

Memon, Ally and Kinder, Tony (2016) Changing Management Roles in the Scottish NHS: implications for management learning and development. Public Money & Management, 36(1), pp. 47-54. ISSN (print) 0954-0962

Memon, Ally and Kinder, Tony (2016) Management Training and Development in New Public Service Systems. International Journal of Public Administration, 36(1), pp. 47-54. ISSN (print) 0190-0692

Memon, Ally R. (2015) Iron ore and iron men. The Express Tribune,

Memon, Ally R (2015) Mediocre classrooms. The Express Tribune,

Memon, Ally R. (2015) Pakistan’s population growth and security. South Asia Journal(12), pp. 65-68.

Memon, Ally R. (2015) Remembering Mossadegh. The Friday Times,

Memon, Ally R. (2015) The people bomb. Dawn,

Memon, Ally R (2014) Case for public health and education. The Express Tribune,

Memon, Ally R (2014) Impending water wars in South Asia. The Express Tribune,

Memon, Ally R. (2014) Rethinking education. Newsline,

Memon, Ally R (2014) Trade unions, worker representation and the privatisation process. The Express Tribune,

Memon, Ally (2013) Developing public healthcare service delivery. Leviathan, 3(3), pp. 17-18.

Memon, Ally (2012) Evaluating the effectiveness of public services. AQMeN Online,

Memon, Ally (2012) The politics of water in South Asia. Leviathan, 3(1), pp. 9-10.

Memon, Ally R. (2011) Of marigold at workplace. Dawn,

Memon, Ally R. (2011) Preserving Karachi’s history. Dawn,

Book Section

Evans, Peter and Memon, Ally (2013) The policy context, quality in higher education in Scotland and the work of the University of Edinburgh on enhancing student learning. In: Osuna Lopez, Carmen , Evans, Peter , Memon, Ally , Lloyd, Nigel and O'Sullivan, John, (eds.) PROPOUND - developing a key competences model for university postgraduate programmes: pilots compendia. UGR-Empresa. pp. 51-58. ISBN 9788415873099

Conference or Workshop Item

Memon, Ally and Zahmatkesh, Maryam (2017) Precarity amongst service managers in the NHS: a review in the midst of austerity and Brexit. In: Irish Academy of Management (IAM) 20th Annual Conference; 30 Aug - 01 Sep 2017, Belfast, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Memon, Ally (2017) Using co-location for learning and innovation in public services. In: Holyrood's 9th Annual Asset Management Conference: Maximising Scotland's Assets; 21 Sep 2017, Edinburgh, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Russell, E., Yarker, J., Waugh, L., Fullman, M. and Memon, A. (2017) A competency-based mixed-methods approach to evaluating a leadership development intervention in the NHS. In: 18th Congress of the European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology (EAWOP): Enabling Change through Work and Organizational Psychology; 17-20 May 2017, Dublin, Ireland. (Unpublished)

Memon, Ally (2016) Co-location in public services : learning and innovation through multidisciplinary and inter-agency work environments = Co-location dance les services publics : l'apprentissage et l'inovation grace a des environnements de travail multidisciplinaires et interinstitutionnelles. In: Canadian Industrial Relations Association (CIRA) Conference 2016 : Visions of work : examining the workplace as a multidisciplinary meeting place; 31 May - 02 Jun 2016, Saskatoon, Canada. (Unpublished)

Memon, Ally R. (2016) Competency based management development : is it time to move on? In: Administrative Sciences Association of Canada (ASAC) 2016 Conference: Global Perspectives in Business; 04 - 06 Jun 2016, Edmonton, Canada. (Unpublished)

Memon, Ally R. (2015) Competence based management in new public service environments. In: 6th International Conference on Business Management and Legal Studies (ICBMLS); 21-22 Sep 2015, London, U.K..

Memon, Ally Raza and Kinder, Tony (2015) Transforming through co-location: the opportunity for learning and innovation in health and social care integration. In: British Academy of Management (BAM) Conference 2015: The Value of Pluralism in Advancing Management Research, Education and Practice; 8-10 Sep 2015, Portsmouth, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Memon, Ally and Kinder, Tony (2014) What managers do and how they do it: The changing trajectory of managing in service systems and enabling future managers. In: New Public Sector Seminar 2014: Modernising the State; 06-07 Nov 2014, Edinburgh, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Memon, Ally Raza and Kinder, Tony (2014) The changing nature of what managers do and their training and development in new public service systems: the challenges and opportunities of collaboration. In: Policy & Politics Conference 2014: The Challenges of Leadership and Collaboration in the 21st Century; 16-17 Sep 2014, Bristol, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Memon, Ally and Kinder, Tony (2013) Management in an increasingly collaborative and integrated public sector: changing managerial roles and implications for learning and development. In: Public Administration Committee (PAC) Conference 2013: Public Service Innovation and Regulation; 09-11 Sep 2013, Edinburgh, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Memon, Ally and Kinder, Tony (2013) Management in increasingly collaborative and integrated Scottish healthcare service systems: the changing managerial role and the need to re-think management development using a service-dominant approach to public service organisations and public service delivery. In: 2013 European Group for Public Administration (EGPA) Annual Conference; 11-13 Sep 2013, Edinburgh, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Memon, Ally Raza and Evans, Peter (2013) Putting competence at the core: experiences of using the European Key Competences for Lifelong Learning in Postgraduate Programmes. In: Society for Research into Higher Education (SRHE) Annual Research Conference 2013; 11-13 Dec 2013, Newport, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Memon, Ally (2010) Exploring the right to manage under the employment contract and it’s implication for the labour class worker. In: 2nd International Conference on Development, Progress and Prospects; Jan 2010, Karachi, Pakistan. (Unpublished)

Memon, Ally and Azmi, Bilal (2009) Applying the PMI code of ethics to the healthcare system and it’s practices in Pakistan: possibilities and challenges. In: 14th National Research Conference on Management, Social Sciences and Economics; Dec 2009, Karachi, Pakistan. (Unpublished)

Memon, Ally (2009) Discrepancies in youth development. In: First National Conference on Application of Social Sciences to Business; 14 Nov 2009, Karachi, Pakistan. (Unpublished)

Memon, Ally Raza (2009) Impact of the global recession on HR practices in organizations. In: National Conference on Global Management (NCGM) 2009; 24-25 Jul 2009, Karachi, Pakistan. (Unpublished)

Naveed-ur-Rahman, Mohammad and Memon, Ally (2009) Perceptions of how the recession has affected HR professionals in industry in Pakistan. In: First National Conference on Application of Social Sciences to Business; 14 Nov 2009, Karachi, Pakistan. (Unpublished)


Russell, Emma, Lloyd-Houldey, Amy, Memon, Ally and Yarker, Joanna (2017) An independent evaluation of the NHSGo health app for children and young people in London. (Project Report) Kingston upon Thames, U.K. : Wellbeing at Work (WWK) Research Group, Kingston Business School, Kingston University. 79 p.

Osuna Lopez, Carmen, Fernandez, Marina Manzano, Sulovska, Petra, Navarro, Teresa, Duvekot, Ruud, Marioni, Clementina, Turrini, Monica, Proli, Daniela, Lloyd, Nigel, O'Sullivan, John, Evans, Peter, Memon, Ally and Aarna, Olav (2013) Mainstreaming report: PROPOUND: developing a key competences model for university postgraduate programmes. (Project Report) UGR-Empresa. 69 p. ISBN 9788415873082

Osuna Lopez, Carmen, Fernandez, Marina Manzano, Sulovska, Petra, Navarro, Teresa, Duvekot, Ruud, Marioni, Clementina, Turrini, Monica, Proli, Daniela, Lloyd, Nigel, O'Sullivan, John, Evans, Peter, Memon, Ally and Aarna, Olav (2013) PROPOUND - Developing a key competences model for university postgraduate programmes. Action plan: a framework for implementation. (Project Report) UGR-Empresa. ISBN 9788415873075

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