Ian  Hesketh Author of Evaluating Organization Development

Ian Hesketh

Senior Policy Adviser
College of Policing

I am a highly motivated and enthusiastic person that is always keen to further my personal development. I consider myself to be a well-organised individual that is pragmatic, reliable, innovative; and who is adaptable to multiple workplace and academic situations. My current position involves researching and knowledge creation, and includes elements of training and development both in a domestic and international setting.


I am a serving Police Officer currently working in the Organisational Development and Leadership Faculty at the College of Policing. During my policing career I have carried out a number of specialist operational roles and have worked on secondments with the United Nations in Bosnia & Herzegovina, and with the OSCE in Kosovo. I have also worked on numerous police change and review programmes and consult as a UK police expert for the European Union, most recently working on a twinning project in Serbia and a strategic HR programme in the Ukraine.
I am an Honorary Researcher at Lancaster University Management School and a Visiting Fellow at the Open University Business School.

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    I specialise in areas of Wellbeing, Organisational Behaviour, Change Management, Policing, Culture, Strategy, Leadership and Human Resource Management.

Personal Interests

    I have two teenage children who keep me occupied, mainly as a free taxi driver, taking them to various functions, events and party activities. This is not to say I am jealous of their carefree lifestyle. Well, it is actually. But anyway, they keep me busy! I am keen on sport, though these days it is largely as an onlooker.


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