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Academic and professional qualifications
Paul Dewick is a Reader in Sustainability, Technology and Innovation Management at MMU Business School. He is also an Honorary Research Fellow at the Manchester Institute of Innovation Research, The University of Manchester. Paul's research explores the role of innovation in reducing environmental and social burdens and much of his work has focused on the eco-innovation in food and built environment sectors. He is currently exploring regenerative eco-innovation opportunities in the infrastructure industry. He also co-chairs Future Earth's Knowledge Action Network on Systems of Sustainable Consumption and Production looking at more sustainable global value chains.
Since 2016 he has taken his innovative teaching and learning approach beyond the classroom to apply game thinking to environmental and social challenges. In research funded by ESRC IAA (2016), Greater Manchester Academic Health Sciences Network (2017), Innovation Fund Denmark (2018), Health Innovation Manchester (2018) and Innovate UK's ICURe programme (2019), he is working with Dr Emma Stanmore from The University of Manchester's School of Health Sciences and collaborators from Reason Digital (a digital product and service studio), users from Jigsaw Group Ltd (one of the UK's largest housing groups) and practitioners from Pennine Care and Central Manachester NHS Trusts to develop digital technology solutions to empower older people to self manage their health and optimise healthy ageing and independence.
Between 2005 and 2018, Paul was a Lecturer and Senior Lecturer at Alliance Manchester Business School, The University of Manchester.
Between 1999 and 2005, Paul was a Research Assistant, Research Associate and Research Fellow at Manchester School of Management, UMIST.
Other academic service (administration and management)
Paul is the Programme Director of the new MSc Sustainability, Technology and Innovation Management (STIM).
The MSc STIM focuses on the nature, determinants and consequences of innovation for the benefit of the economy, society and the environment. MSc STIM is a pioneering cross-faculty development and offers research and practitioner led teaching by a team working at the forefront of their respective fields in sustainability, innovation and technology management.
Teaching and assessment on the MSc emphasises ‘authentic mastery’: not just knowing what you know, but applying what you know. You will develop high level analytical and critical skills and learn about the main methods, tools and techniques, their use, limitations and practical application in the management of technology and innovation for more sustainable futures. STIM graduates are expected to be able to engage in intellectual debate on innovation management and policy and multi-stakeholder practitioner issues in the context of sustainability and sustainable development. There is a strong emphasis on research training and the development of organisational, communication, team-working and presentations skills. Combined, these knowledge, intellectual and transferable skills offer graduates a solid foundation to pursue a variety of careers at the intersection of sustainability and innovation management in private, public and third sector organisations or further academic study, helping to support the transition to a more sustainable future.
Paul's research explores the role of innovation in reducing environmental and social burdens. He explores both technological and non-technological (e.g. organisational, institutional) change and has focused on the built environment and food systems. His most recent work explores institutional change in response to crises in authoritarian states, and the effectiveness of the regulatory environment to support regenerative eco-innovation in the infrastructure industry. This recent work builds on over £900k of externally funded research. Recent evidence of research esteem includes external invitations to contribute to professional development workshops at the Academy of Management (2019, 2015), to review (as part of being a member of the Scottish Executive’s Review College) funding applications for the Scottish Executive (2017, 2015) and ESRC (2013), to co-lead Future Earth's Knowledge Action Network on Systems of Sustainable Consumption and Production Working Group on Sustainable Global Value Chains (2017), to be part of the Scientific Committee for the Global Research Forum on Sustainable Production and Consumption’s international conference (2014), and to co-edit special editions of journals, most recently the Journal of Cleaner Production (2014). Reflecting the interdisciplinary nature of his research, he has published in leading management journals such as Research Policy, R&D Management and Ecological Economics, and other high impact journals such as Journal of Cleaner Production, Journal of Industrial Ecology and Process Safety and Environmental Protection.
More recently, a new research trajectory has emerged out of Paul’s teaching interests and social responsibility work that aims to apply innovative learning approaches to health interventions. With Dr Emma Stanmore from the School of Health Sciences, Paul is co-PI on over £250k of external research funds (ESRC IAA, 2016; GMAHSN, 2017; Innovation Fund Denmark, 2017; Health Innovation Manchester, 2018; Innovate UK's ICURe programme, 2019) to co-develop a digital health technology to support healthy ageing and independence among the over 65s. Paul and Emma are working closely with colleagues from the School of Health Sciences, users from Jigsaw Group, digital designers from Reason Digital, and practitioners from Central Manchester NHS Foundation Trust and Pennine Care NHS Trust. The aim of the research is to benefit all those stakeholders involved in enabling at-risk populations to live independent, confident, healthy and safe lives in the community.
Books (authored/edited/special issues)
K. Green, M. Miozzo, P. Dewick (2005). Technology, Knowledge, and the Firm Implications for Strategy and Industrial Change. Edward Elgar Publishing.
M. Miozzo, P. Dewick (2004). Innovation in Construction. Edward Elgar Publishing.
M. Miozzo, P. Dewick (2004). Innovation in Construction A European Analysis. Edward Elgar Publishing.
MJ. Goodfellow, P. Dewick, J. Wortley, A. Azapagic (2015). Public perceptions of design options for new nuclear plants in the UK. Process Safety and Environmental Protection. 94(C), pp.72-88.
P. Dewick, I. Hernandez (2014). Entrepreneurship, institutional variety and economic development. Innovation and Development. 4(1), pp.111-127.
P. Vergragt, L. Akenji, P. Dewick (2014). Sustainable production, consumption, and livelihoods: Global and regional research perspectives. Journal of Cleaner Production. 63, pp.1-12.
J. Rigby, P. Dewick, R. Courtney, S. Gee (2014). Limits to the Implementation of Benchmarking Through KPIs in UK Construction Policy: Insights from game theory. Public Management Review. 16(6), pp.782-806.
P. Vergragt, L. Akenji, P. Dewick (2014). Special Volume: Global and Regional Research on Sustainable Production and Consumption Systems. Journal of Cleaner Production. 63(15),
P. Dewick, D. Loverige, S. Randles, J. Schmidt (2008). Nano-Artefacts: Converging Technologies at the Nano-Scale: Challenges for Governance, Sustainability, Industry and Research. Technology Analysis and Strategic Management. 20(1),
JONATHAN. KÖHLER, TERRY. BARKER, HAORAN. PAN, PAOLO. AGNOLUCCI, PAUL. EKINS, et al.TIM. FOXON, DENNIS. ANDERSON, SARAH. WINNE, PAUL. DEWICK, MARCELA. MIOZZO, KEN. GREEN. (2007). New lessons for technology policy and climate change: investment for innovation. Climate Policy. 7(2), pp.156-161.
P. Dewick, C. Foster, K. Green (2007). Technological Change and the Environmental Impacts of Food Production and Consumption: The Case of the UK Yoghurt Industry. Journal of Industrial Ecology. 11(3), pp.133-146.
P. Dewick, K. Green, T. Fleetwood, M. Miozzo (2006). Modelling creative destruction: Technological diffusion and industrial structure change to 2050. Technological Forecasting and Social Change. 73(9), pp.1084-1106.
M. Miozzo, P. Dewick, K. Green (2005). Globalisation and the environment: the long-term effects of technology on the international division of labour and energy demand. Futures. 37(6), pp.521-546.
M. Miozzo, P. Dewick (2004). Networks and Innovation in European Construction: Benefits from Inter-Organisational Co-operation in a Fragmented Industry. International Journal of Technology Management. 27(1), pp.68-92.
P. Dewick, M. Miozzo (2004). Networks and Innovation: Sustainable Technologies in the Scottish Social Housing Sector. R&D Management. 34(3), pp.323-334.
P. Dewick, K. Green, M. Miozzo (2004). Technological Change, Industrial Structure and the Environment. Futures. 36(3), pp.267-293.
I. Hernandez, P. Dewick (2003). Structural change and the nature of innovative activity: Legal form and firm performance. Innovation. 5(2-3), pp.257-269.
P. Dewick, M. Miozzo (2002). Sustainable technologies and the innovation–regulation paradox. Futures. 34(9-10), pp.823-840.
PAUL. DEWICK, MARCELA. MIOZZO (2002). FACTORS ENABLING AND INHIBITING SUSTAINABLE TECHNOLOGIES IN CONSTRUCTION: THE CASE OF ACTIVE SOLAR HEATING SYSTEMS. International Journal of Innovation Management. 06(03), pp.257-276.
M. Miozzo, P. Dewick (2002). Building competitive advantage: innovation and corporate governance in European construction. Research Policy. 31(6), pp.989-1008.
K. GREEN, S. SHACKLEY, P. DEWICK, M. MIOZZO (2002). Long-wave theories of technological change and the global environment. Global Environmental Change. 12(2), pp.79-81.
Chapters in books
P. Dewick, C. Foster, S. Webster (2017). Facilitating a More Sustainable Food and Farming Sector in the UK. In: System Innovation for Sustainability 3 Case Studies in Sustainable Consumption and Production — Food and Agriculture. Routledge,
P. Dewick, E. Stanmore (2017). Applying Game Thinking to Slips, Trips and Falls Prevention. In: Harnessing the Power of Technology to Improve Lives. IOS Press,
P. Dewick Can 'Gamification' Facilitate Transformative Learning?. In: Teaching and Learning News.
P. Dewick (2014). Sustainable Innovation Management: Ten Lessons From Innovation Studies for a Sustainable. In: United Nations Global Compact international Yearbook. United Nations, Germany, pp.30-32.
P. Dewick, I. Hernandez (2011). Social Entrepreneurship for the Generation of Networking Capabilities. In: Catching Up, Spillovers and Innovation Networks in a Schumpeterian Perspective. Springer Science & Business Media,
P. Dewick (2009). Innovative Ways to Teach Innovation: Introducing Enquiry Based Learning to MBS UG Teaching. W. Hutchings.
P. Dewick (2009). Innovative Ways to Teach Innovation: Introducing Enquiry Based Learning to MBS UG Teaching. W. Hutchings. In: CEEBL Review of Small Projects 2007/08. CEEBL, Manchester,
I. Comorovski, K. von Heusinger (2007). INTRODUCTION. I. Comorovski, K. VonHeusinger. SPRINGER, pp.1-10.
P. Dewick, M. Miozzo (2006). Sustainable Technologies and the Construction Industry: An International Assessment of Regulation, Governance and Inter-Firm Networks. S. Randles, K. Green. In: Industrial Ecology and Spaces of Innovation. Edward Elgar Publishing, pp.153-174.
J. Pineda, P. Dewick, R. Ramlogan (2018). The Process of Moving Closer to Formality: Implications for Existing Approaches of the Informal Economy. Ghana, Africa, 24/10/2018.
P. Dewick, E. Stanmore, G. Ashton, E. Cox, D. Hoyle Social Entrepreneurship and Transdisciplinary Research: Challenges and Opportunities of Co-Developing a Gamified Digital Technology Panel Discussion Will Offer Insights Into the Triple Helix in Action. Manchester, UK, 5/9/2018.
E. Stanmore, P. Dewick New Solutions for Old Problems: A Collaborative Approach. Manchester, UK, 4/7/2018.
E. Stanmore, P. Dewick The Development of a Gamified Digital Health Application to Improve Knowledge and Influence Behaviour to Prevent Falls, Increase Exercise Levels and Improve Bone Health in Older People. Manchester, UK, 2/7/2018.
J. Pineda, P. Dewick, R. Ramlogan The Informal Economy and Institutional Change: The Process of Moving Closer To Formality. Seoul National University, Korea, 2/7/2018.
P. Dewick Future Earth Sustainable Consumption and Production Knowledge Action Network Working Group on Global Value Chains. Frankfurt, Germany, 18/6/2018.
L. Dendler, P. Dewick Centralised Multi-Actor Institutional Change Processes in an Authoritarian State: Responses to the Melamine Crisis in China. Samos, Greece, 24/5/2018.
P. Dewick Knowledge Action Networks on Global Value Chains for Sustainable Consumption and Production. Frankfurt, Germany, 1/1/2018.
P. Dewick, R. Ferris, E. Maytorena-Sanchez, G. Winch Regenerative Eco-Innovation, Regulation and SDG. Berlin, Germany, 25/9/2017.
P. Dewick, E. Stanmore Applying Game Thinking to Slips, Trips and Falls Prevention. Sheffield, UK, 11/9/2017.
P. Dewick, R. Ferris, E. Maytorena-Sanchez, G. Winch Regenerative Eco-Innovation, Regulation and the Circular Economy. IDS, Brighton, UK, 27/6/2017.
P. Dewick, E. Stanmore Developing and Feasibility Testing a Gamified App for Learning to Prevent Slips, Trips and Falls Among the Over 65s. Utrecht, The Netherlands, 31/10/2016.
P. Dewick, E. Stanmore (2016). Developing and Fesibility Testing a Gamified App for Learning to Prevent Slips, Trips and Falls Among the Over 65s. In: Proceedings of the Games for Health Europe Conference. Utrecht, 31/10/2016.
P. Dewick (2016). Gamifying Learning. Madrid, Spain, 15/10/2016.
P. Dewick Gamification and Transformative Learning. Vancouver, Canada, 7/8/2015.
L. Dendler, P. Dewick Powerful Alliances and Institutional Change: Sustainable Consumption and Production in China's Dairy Industry. Vancouver, Canada, 7/8/2015.
P. Dewick Tell Me and I'll Forget, Show Me and I May Remember, Involve Me and I'll Understand: Creating Interaction in the Classroom and Beyond. Vlerick Business School, Ghant, Belgium, 1/6/2015.
L. Dendler, P. Dewick Institutional Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Consumption and Production: National Processors and Institutional Change in China's Dairy Industry. Leuphana University, Germany, 15/1/2015.
P. Owen, P. Dewick How Effective is a Games-Centric Approach in Changing Student Eco Behaviours?.
P. Dewick A 'User-Guide' to the 'Social Responsibility in the Curriculum' Initiative. 1/1/2015.
L. Dendler, P. Dewick Institutional Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Consumption and Production: National Processors and Institutional Change in China's Dairy Industry. Leeds, UK, 15/9/2014.
P. Dewick Participatory Learning Through Gamification: Reflections on the University Grand Challenge Pilot. University of Manchester, Manchester, UK, 1/7/2014.
L. Dendler, P. Dewick, S. Chen Focal Organisations and Sustainable Consumption and Production Systems: Institutional Entrepreneurship in China's Dairy Industry. Shanghai, China, 8/6/2014.
L. Dendler, P. Dewick Institutionalisation of Organic Labelling in the People's Republic of China. Shanghai, China, 8/6/2014.
P. Dewick Focal Organisations, Relational Capability and Accelerated Eco-Innovation. IMD, Switzerland, 2/7/2012.
P. Dewick, C. Foster Eco-Innovation and Focal Actors. Copenhagen Business School, Denmark, 18/6/2012.
P. Dewick Focal Organisations, Relational Capability and Accelerated Eco-Innovation. Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, 12/6/2012.
P. Dewick The Bio-Economy - History Rhymes?. University of Manchester, Manchester, UK, 1/2/2012.
P. Dewick, C. Foster Eco-Innovation and Focal Actors in the Milk Production and Distribution System. 15/6/2011.
P. Dewick, J. Mylan Focal Organisations: Stimulating Eco-Innovation Within Production and Distribution Systems. Columbia University, New York, USA, 8/5/2011.
P. Dewick, C. Foster Accelerating and Redirecting Environmental Innovation in Milk Production and Consumption. Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 8/11/2010.
P. Dewick, C. Foster Greening the White Stuff. Manchester, UK, 8/4/2010.
P. Dewick Enquiry Based Learning and Undergraduate Teaching. MBS, Manchester, UK, 31/3/2010.
P. Dewick Introducing EBL to Second Year Undergraduate Module Organisations, Management and Technology. Madrid, Spain, 16/11/2009.
P. Dewick (2009). Introducing EBL to Second Year Undergraduate Module Organisations, Management and Technology. In: Proceedings of the International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation. Madrid, Spain, 16/11/2009.
P. Dewick (2009). Greening the New Product Development Process - An Industry Perspective. In: International Association for Management of Technology Brochure. IAMOT: Florida, USA, 1/1/2009.
P. Dewick, AM. Peitekeinen Integrating Sustainability Into the Innovation Process "Future Products, Technologies and Industries". Malmo University, Malmo, Sweden, 27/10/2008.
P. Dewick, AM. Peitekeinen Sustainability and New Product Development. CERAM Business School, Nice, France, 17/9/2008.
P. Dewick Innovative Ways to Teach Innovation: Introducing Enquiry Based Learning to MBS UG Teaching. Manchester, UK, 1/6/2008.
P. Dewick (2007). Transition in the UK Dairy Industry: A More Sustainable Alternative?. In: Proceedings: Cases in Sustainable Consumption and Production: Workshop of SCORE! Network. Paris, France, 4/6/2007.
P. Dewick Innovative Teaching Techniques for Teaching Innovation. MBS, Manchester, UK, 1/6/2007.
I. Hernandez, P. Dewick An Institutional Approach to Evolutionary Growth Modelling. Pretoria, South Africa, 31/10/2005.
P. Dewick, C. Foster, K. Green Going to Pot? Factors Inhibiting and Facilitating the Adoption of Sustainable Technologies in the Yoghurt Industry. Stockholm, Sweden, 17/6/2005.
P. Dewick, K. Green Long-Term Implications of Nanotechnology for the Environment. Paris, France, 26/8/2004.
P. Dewick Sustainable Technologies and the Construction Industry: An International Assessment of Regulation, Governance and Inter-Firm Networks. CRIC, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK, 1/6/2003.
M. Miozzo, P. Dewick, K. Green Globalisation and the Environment: The Long-Term Effects of Technology on the International Division of Labour and Energy Demand. Institute of Innovation Research, Manchester, UK, 7/4/2003.
I. Hernandez, P. Dewick Structural Change and the Nature of Innovative Activity: Legal Form and firm Performance in the Manufacturing Industries of Colombia and the UK. Institute of Innovation Research, Manchester, UK, 7/4/2003.
P. Dewick, K. Green, M. Miozzo Technological Change, Industrial Structure and the Environment. Gothenburg, Sweden, 23/6/2001.
P. Dewick, M. Miozzo Innovation and Corporate Governance in European Construction. EUNIP Conference, Tilburg, The Netherlands, 7/12/2000.
P. Dewick, N. Wariyapola (2016). Gamification for Fall Prevention in Elderly Care Homes. , AMBS RSF Internal Report (Project Award: AA04572).
P. Dewick, R. Ferris, E. Maytorena-Sanchez, G. Winch (2016). Ecosystem Development From Infrastructure Investment: Driving Innovation and Enhancing Natural Capital - Internal Project Report. , AMBS (Project Award: AA15106).
P. Dewick Creating Interaction in the Classroom: Report from the 2010 International Teachers Program.
P. Dewick, C. Foster (2007). Improving the Public Understanding of Sustainable Consumption of Food - Provision of Background Information for DEFRA Focus Group. , Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.
J. Rigby, P. Dewick, M. Bleda (2005). An Enquiry Into the Economics of Research, Development and Innovation Funding in the UK Construction Industry. , New Construction Innovation and Strategy Panel: London.