Yvonne Beach

Director of Executive and Professional Education

Room: C094
Phone: +44 (0)114 222 3334
Email: y.beach@sheffield.ac.uk
Yvonne Beach  


Yvonne leads the Advanced Management Learning Centre, part of Sheffield University Management School.

The aim of the centre is to equip and deepen the understanding of leadership and management, focused on professional and executive education which will support career progression. This is delivered through a variety of professional development pathways, from degree and higher level apprenticeships, to short courses and bespoke, in-house solutions.

Research Interest

Yvonne is currently undertaking a professional doctorate (DBA) in the area of socio-political dynamics and complexity of organisational change projects.

Professional Activities, Recognition and Other InformationAssociation for Project Management (APM) logo

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

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)