Professor Sally Sambrook

Emeritus Professor


Sally is Emeritas Professor of Human Resource Development, and former Deputy Head at Bangor Business School.  She also held senior posts as Director of Postgraduate Studies (Business and Management) and Director of the Centre for Business Research.  Sally is a founding member of the University Forum for HRD, an international association, and served on the Board of the American Academy of HRD.  Before entering academia, she worked in various large and small firms, qualified as a nurse and became involved in nurse education, training and personnel management.  Sally has always been fascinated by people at work, how they are managed and what motivates them to learn and develop. Sally employs a critical and autoethnographic approach to HRD research, particularly management learning.  She has published widely on HRD, health management, research methods and doctoral supervision, won numerous awards and held various editorial roles on HRD journals. Since taking early retirement and becoming a freelance academic, Sally has continued to research and publish.  She has also been involved in supporting several PhD programmes in UK universities and engages in online doctoral supervision of DBA students and is an Honorary Supervisor at Liverpool University Management School.


ILM Level 7 Executive Coaching & Leadership Mentoring, Bangor University (passed at 90%) 2012

Postgraduate Certificate Teaching in Higher Education, Distinction level (University of Wales) 2001

Post-graduate Diploma in Training Management, Distinction, (Nottingham Business School) 1997

Post-graduate Certificate in Social Science Research Methods, (Nottingham Business School) 1996 

BA (Hons) Business Studies, First Class, (Nottingham Business School) 1994

Education / academic qualifications

  • 1998 - PhD , ‘Models and Concepts of Human Resource Development: Academic and Practitioner Perspectives’ – an ethnographic case study of HRD in the British National Health Service

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