Dr Ronald Dyer

Management School

Director of Executive and Professional Education

Senior University Teacher - Project Management

Ronald.Dyer@sheffield.ac.uk
+44 114 215 7179

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Dr Ronald Dyer
Management School
Room B066
Sheffield University Management School
Conduit Road
Sheffield
S10 1FL
Profile

Ronald Dyer is the Director of Executive and Professional Education at the University of Sheffield’s, Management School.

He possesses over 20 years of project management experience across financial service, education, agriculture and energy focused organisational transformation initiatives.

He has worked on several large IT integration projects at Goldman Sachs, Citi-Bank and the Inter-American Development Bank.

Dr. Dyer is a graduate of Grenoble Ecole de Management, France, where he attained a Doctorate in Business Administration, holds an MBA in Project Management from - Henley Graduate School of Business University of Reading, UK as well as undergraduate degree from Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada in Business Administration.

Research interests

Research focuses on utilization of game-based-learning, data visualization and artificial intelligence - technology assets (i.e. artefacts) for improved decision-making and problem-solving within organization.

The research is underpinned by ludus and paidia theory, presenting opportunities for innovative co-created solutions informing human performance improvement through game-play.

These tech-assets/artefacts incorporate AI and analytics leveraging play typologies to identify user approaches to adoption and optimization of operational capabilities, improved synthesis of information, contextualization of opportunities, problems-analysis, scenario development and organizational performance.

The research specifically examines the role of these tech-artefacts play in areas such as (but limited too):

  1. Project Performance and Lesson Learnt
  2. Risk Maturity (Enterprise) Evolution
  3. ICT Capability and Capacity Readiness
  4. Emerging Technology Adoption &
  5. Technology-enabled Learning Innovation in Management Education
Publications

Journal articles

Chapters

Research group

Ronald is interested in supervising PhD's in the following subjects:

  • Enterprise Risk Management
  • Risk Assessment
  • Strategic Risk Management Gamification
  • AI & Decision-Making
  • Project Risk Management
Teaching interests

Each class represents a unique experience in teaching and learning not just from the perspective as a lecturer but also learning from students through expression of viewpoints, discourse and disagreement.

As such the use of technology is not a requirement but to focus on consistently challenging students to think critically, analyse multi-dimensionally and add value.

Technology is integral as an enabler of autonomous learning and verisimilitude especially when used supplementally to support translation of conceptual knowledge into procedural.