Skip to main content


  • An Exploratory Study of How Leadership Interactions with Their Environment Influence Their Choices Between Exploitational and Explorational Activity

Carl Davies is a Henley Business School PhD student in the department of Leadership, Organisations and Behaviour.

Carl has a 20 year professional career in industry that has been integral to his ongoing interests. He has worked in multiple senior leadership roles across the public and private sector, focused on entrepreneurial activity, transformation and performance improvement. Most recently, these have been strategic system improvement roles in the NHS and in his current role works as the Deputy Managing Director/Director of Strategy and Solutions for a US based healthcare technology company's European operations.

His interest remains firmly in the deeper, systemic factors and interdependencies with regards to the relationship between structure and agency, and particularly how structure may inhibit a leaders ability to engage with the required pluralities of leadership. His research interests also include organisational behaviour, productivity and the relationship between a business' operational activities and explorational activities.

Carl has a Postgraduate Diploma from the University of Chester, which he received in 2017 for Exercise and Nutrition Science. Prior to that, he has also earned a BSc in Physiotherapy from the University of Salford in 2007 and a BSc in Health, Exercise and Nutrition from the University of Leeds in 2002.