Business School


Primary Department
Business School
Professor of Organisational Behaviour
Work Area/Key Responsibilities
HR Management Group
Phone number:
01 700
Room Number

Academic biography

Patrick C. Flood is Full Professor of Organizational Behaviour at Dublin City University.  He is the recipient of the President's Award for Research (2011) and the President's award for Teaching (2017). He is an expert on organizational behavior, leadership and change management.  His research work focuses on the impact of leadership and management practice on organisational performance especially in professional service firms, high technology firms and hospitals. He consults on top management team functioning and leadership development. He is a frequent conference speaker and media commentator. His advisory and coaching work is concerned with improving the effectiveness of organisations and senior management teams.

Patrick received his PhD from the London School of Economics (LSE) where he was a British Council Scholar. He has held faculty and visiting appointments at a number of business schools including London Business School, University of Limerick, University of Maryland, Cambridge Judge Business School, University of Canterbury, NZ and the Australian Graduate School of Management. Patrick is a Former Fulbright, EU HUMCAP and British Council FCO Scholar. He is an elected Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences (FAcSS) and the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA). He holds two teaching and research excellence awards and has been listed in HR Magazine International Thinkers.

His articles appear in Journal of Management, Human Relations, Human Resource Management, Industrial Relations, Journal of Organizational and Occupational Psychology and the Strategic Management journal. His co-authored books include Outsider Leadership (Palgrave Macmillan, 2019); Change lessons from the CEO (Jossey Bass, 2013) (; Persuasive Leadership: Lessons from the Arts (Jossey Bass, 2010), Leadership in Ireland (Blackhall, 2010); Strategy Implementation (Blackwell, 2000), Effective Top Management Teams (Blackhall, 2000) and Managing Without Traditional Methods (Addison Wesley, 1996).

Research interests

CEO Leadership, Change, HR and firm performance, Human resource management and organisational performance, Organizational culture, change and development