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Paresh Wankhade is the Professor of Leadership and Management at Edge Hill University Business School. He is also the Director of Research and the Programme Leader for the new Professional Doctorate in Emergency Services Management

He is the Founder Editor-In-Chief  of the International Journal of Emergency Services and is recognised as an expert in this field. His research and publications focus on analyses of strategic leadership, organisational culture, organisational change and interoperability within the public services with a special focus on emergency management.

He serves as the lead of the Strategic Advisory Board of the Larrey Society, an international think tank on hospital care and ambulance delivery. He has been regularly chairing  specialist panels  tracks on the leadership and management of emergency services at major international conferences including the annual European Academy of Management (EURAM) Conference; British Academy of Management (BAM) Conference, International Research Society for Public Management (IRSPM) Conference  and the Public Administration Committee (PAC) Conferences. His publications have contributed to inform debates around interoperability of public services and challenges faced by individual organisations and bridging the theory-practice gap. His last book on Social Capital, Sociability and Community Development explored these issues in eight selected case-study countries around the world. His recent work (co-authored with professionals) has explored leadership and management perspectives in the ambulance  and police  services investigating key management themes in these services. He is regularly invited to speak at emergency service related events. He also contributes to local and regional events and supports collaboration between academia and public, private and third sector organisations.

He is currently supervising two professional doctoral candidates and four MPhil/PhD candidates and is keen to hear from individuals who are interested in reading for a PhD in leadership and management of public services or related themes.

Research interests

  • Leadership
  • Public Sector Management
  • Emergency Management
  • Organisational Culture
  • Change management


  • Organisational behaviour
  • Leadership
  • Public Sector Management

Education/Academic qualification



MPA, Other


Learning & Teaching in Higher Education, PGCert

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Research Output

  • Collaboration and Governance in the Emergency Services: Issues, Opportunities and Challenge

    WANKHADE, PARESH. & Patnaik, S., 31 Aug 2019, 1 ed. Switzerland : Palgrave Pivot. 145 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportBook

  • Conclusion: Understanding Emergency Services in Austerity Conditions

    McCann, L., WANKHADE, PARESH., Murphy, P. & Murphy, P., 29 May 2019, Critical Perspectives on the Management and Organization of Emergency Services. Wankhade, P., McCann, L. & Murphy, P. (eds.). 1 ed. New York: Routledge, New York, Vol. 1. p. 303-305 3 p. (Routledge Critical Studies in Public Management ).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  • Critical Perspectives on the Management and Organization of Emergency Services

    WANKHADE, PARESH., McCann, L. & Murphy, P., 29 May 2019

    Research output: Book/ReportBook

  • Emergency Management-Editorial 8.1

    WANKHADE, PARESH. & Miller, P. D., 7 May 2019, In : International Journal of Emergency Services. 8, 1, p. 2-3 3 p., 1.

    Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

    Open Access
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    • 4 Invited talk
    • 2 Examination (other postgraduate)
    • 1 Organising a conference, workshop, ...

    10th International Critical Management Studies


    3 Jul 20175 Jul 2017

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganising a conference, workshop, ...

    MBA/MSc & MBA

    PARESH WANKHADE (Examiner)

    Sep 2016 → …

    Activity: External examination typesExamination (other postgraduate)

    Best Practice Day: Supporting professional clinical decision making

    PARESH WANKHADE (Keynote speaker)

    Jul 2016

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

    Ambulance Leadership Forum (ALF)

    PARESH WANKHADE (Invited speaker)

    Feb 2016

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

    Servant-Leadership Centre for Research and Education (SERVUS)

    PARESH WANKHADE (Keynote speaker)

    Oct 2016

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk


    Most Helpful Tutor

    WANKHADE, PARESH (Recipient), 2009

    Prize: Honorary award

    Outstanding Reviewer

    WANKHADE, PARESH (Recipient), 2011

    Prize: Honorary award