I joined KBS in 2005 after working in recruitment and marketing for three years. I am a highly experienced and dynamic programme director and module leader. I have particular expertise in the development and implementation of modules with large student numbers and pioneering the development and deployment of technology to improve teaching and learning. I am recognised for innovative approaches to promote interaction with employers resulting in high graduate employment. I continually act as a mentor to work colleagues and external stakeholders. I am an active researcher and collaborator in project management which is strongly influenced by strategic management and the needs of industry. I am a member of a range of faculty and University committees with a particular interest in quality and planning to achieve enhanced student learning.
My current research work spans two major themes: (1) project manager replacement and stakeholder dynamics; (2) Embedding employability in the curriculum. I am an appointed research fellow for Linnaeus University (Sweden) in the New Research Agenda in Skill and Technology with a view to establishing international research networks and publishing opportunities through shared experience and recognition of the strategic importance of skill, and the limitations of technology at Government and regional levels. I am also currently working on dynamic capabilities and their effect on performance mediated by product integration in the highly acquisitive software industry. I am collaboratively researching and publishing with the Project Management research group at Kingston University.
Usman, Shahzad, Davis, Kate and Ahmad, Muhammad Shakil (2020) Knowledge oriented leadership and open innovation : the mediating role of knowledge process and infrastructure capability. International Journal of Innovation Management (IJIM), ISSN (print) 1363-9196 (In Press)
Parker, Pauline and Davis, Kate (2019) Dynamic capabilities : their effect on performance mediated by product integration in the highly acquisitive software industry. European Journal of Workplace Innovation, 5(1), pp. 97-117. ISSN (online) 2387-4570
Davis, Kate (2018) Reconciling views of project success : a multiple stakeholder model. Project Management Journal, 49(5), pp. 38-47. ISSN (print) 8756-9728
Di Maddaloni, Francesco and Davis, Kate (2018) Project manager's perception of the local communities' stakeholder in megaprojects : an empirical investigation in the UK. International Journal of Project Management, 36(3), pp. 542-565. ISSN (print) 0263-7863
Di Maddaloni, Francesco and Davis, Kate (2017) The influence of local community stakeholders in megaprojects : rethinking their inclusiveness to improve project performance. International Journal of Project Management, 35(8), pp. 1537-1556. ISSN (print) 0263-7863
Davis, Kate (2017) An empirical investigation into different stakeholder groups perception of project success. International Journal of Project Management, 35(4), pp. 604-617. ISSN (print) 0263-7863
Davis, Kate (2016) A method to measure success dimensions relating to individual stakeholder groups. International Journal of Project Management, 34(3), pp. 480-493. ISSN (print) 0263-7863
Davis, Kate (2014) Different stakeholder groups and their perceptions of project success. International Journal of Project Management, 32(2), pp. 189-201. ISSN (print) 0263-7863
Davis, Katherine (2016) Reconciling views of project success : a multiple stakeholder model. (PhD thesis), Kingston University, .