Newcastle University Business School

Staff Profile

Dr Robert Allen

Senior Teacher


I have taught part time at the business school, formally since 2014 and as a guest lecturer before that, in the Leadership, Work and Organisations group.

Recently I have taught lectures and seminars in the area of Managing Change, with previous topics including Management Consultancy, HRM, Leadership and Management Development, and Leadership for the executive MBA group. 

Most of my time I work privately through my consultancy business Hapsis Innovation Ltd, providing a mixture of people development (including management and coaching), organisational consultancy and projects featuring digital and online technology. Examples include Jisc projects on Research Data Sharing and Re-use, Research Infrastructure, Next Generation Learning Environments and Intelligent Campus (Internet of Things). 

I have a PhD in Computing Science and an MBA from Newcastle University, having originally studied Microelectronic Systems Engineering at Manchester University. I later studied for an MSc in Organisational Psychology at Birkbeck College, University of London, and trained as a coach.