Ian Kirkpatrick, is Professor in Work and Organisation. He joined Leeds University Business School in January 2000 from Cardiff University, where he was awarded his PhD in 1996. His research focuses on temporary working and management change in professional organisations, with specific reference to health and social care. He has published widely in a range of leading academic journals including Public Administration, Organization, British Journal of Management,Work Employment and Society and Sociology of Health and Illness. Ian is also co-author of two recent books: The new Managerialism and Public Service Professions, and TheManagement of Children’s Residential Care, both published by Palgrave Macmillan. He has been involved in a number of large research projects including studies funded by the Department of Health, Economic and Social Research Council and European Science Foundation. Most recently he acted as panel member and lead author of the National Inquiry into Management and Medicine and is currently supervising a knowledge transfer partnership with Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust. In November 2009 he was appointed Management Committee Chair of COST Action IS0903 focusing on the changing relationship between medicine and management in the European context. At Leeds Ian currently holds a number of administrative roles including: Deputy Director of the Centre for Employment Relations Innovation and Change and Faculty Director for Research Degrees.