Yvonne Beach

Associate Dean Strategic Projects & Planning

Room: F010
Phone: +44 (0)114 222 3334
Email: y.beach@sheffield.ac.uk
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Yvonne is responsible for the human, financial and physical resources necessary to deliver a world class management school. She contributes to the development and delivery of the School’s strategic plans, including risk and governance. She is a professional project manager and manages a portfolio of continuous improvement projects which drives through the necessary changes.

Yvonne leads the Professional Services Team of Sheffield University Management School and is a Deputy Faculty Director of Operations for the Faculty of Social Sciences, with a remit focused on continuous improvement within Learning & Teaching.

Research Interest

Yvonne is currently undertaking a Doctorate in the area of socio-political dynamics and complexity of organisational change projects.

Conference Papers

Beach Y, 2016. The socio-political dynamics and complexity of organisational change projects: A research agenda. 5th International Scientific Practical Conference on Project Management in the Baltic States, Project Management Development – Practice and Perspectives (ISSN 2256-0513).

Beach, Y. and Coule, T. (2016) Transforming the boundaries of project management: A critique of disciplinary assumptions and mental traps. In: Thriving in Turbulent times. 30th Annual Conference at the British Academy of Management 2016, 6 - 8 Sep 2016, Newcastle, UK. (In Press)

Beach, Y. and Coule, T. (2016) Socio-political dynamics and complexity of organisational change projects: Approaching projects as a contested and negotiated space. In: Procedia Computer Science. ProjMAN - International Conference on Project Management, 5 - 7 Oct 2016, Porto, Portugal. Elsevier . (In Press)

Professional Activities, Recognition and Other Information

  • Lean Six Sigma (Services) Black Belt
  • Lean Practitioner
  • Prince2 Practitioner