About the CLI

Centre for Leadership Innovation


CLI’s purpose is to explore the kinds of leadership that are needed for healthy, effective, high performing and sustainable 21st century organisations which also contribute to the public good (health, wealth and well-being).

The centre’s role is to carry out research and provide thought leadership, to provoke debate and challenge, to influence and inspire opinion formers in public life and to develop organisational leadership by stimulating new thinking and co-creating new practice.

Our aim is to close the researcher – practitioner divide and to create new leadership practice more appropriate to the dynamic and uncertain context, and to the changing needs and aspirations of tomorrow’s workforce and other stakeholders. We aim to provoke new thinking and develop new approaches and methods through which people and organisations can make ethical choices and learn new ways forward.

Our researchers are currently working round three, inter-related themes:

  • corporate social responsibility;
  • equality and diversity;
  • creativity and innovation and management pedagogy.

Enquire about research degrees

By telephone
During office hours
(Monday-Friday 08:30-17:00)
+44 (0)1582 489056

By email

How to apply for a research degree

For all the information you need on how to apply for a research degree and to make sure you fulfil the entry requirements visit our 'How to apply' page

You should have a good honours degree (2:1 or above) or masters degree or equivalent in the relevant subject area.

International applicants should be aware of our English language requirements