Newcastle University Business School

Staff Profile

Dr Jenny Davidson

SeniorLecturer in Leader Dev&Org Futures


Jenny Davidson is a Senior Lecturer in Leader Development and Organisation Futures team which focusses on bringing together organisations and the university in a shared ambition of supporting leaders in the changing contexts of work. 

 Jenny has been working and carrying out research in the field of sustainability for over 20 years.  Jenny held a series of senior leadership roles in Sustainability in both the public and private sectors most recently in BAA Heathrow and Oxford City Council.  Jenny has worked full time in academia for 5 years primarily in the Corporate and Executive Dept at Newcastle Business School as Director of Learning and Teaching and latterly as MBA Director in addition to a role as tutor at Cambridge University’s Institute for Sustainability Leadership.  Throughout her career Jenny has sought to forge cross sector collaborations and has led a number of successful European bids,  collaborative PhD’s and contract research projects.   Current projects include the role of women in sustainability, responsible leadership,  partner selection processes for delivering against the Sustainable Development Goals and how to build a responsible MBA. Jenny currently leads the Newcastle Hub for Women in Sustainability