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Dr Divyata Sohal

Post-Doctoral Fellow in Organisational Behaviour and Knowledge Management

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  • Organisational Development, 
  • Leadership, 
  • Knowledge Management


Room GB2, Greenlands Campus

Dr Divyata Sohal is a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Henley Business School and a member of The Henley Forum. She has a keen interest in knowledge management, organisational development and leadership in complex organisations.

Divyata initially came to the UK from India, following a degree in Psychology from University of Delhi, to pursue a career in sport. She earned her Masters in Sport and Exercise Psychology from Brunel University London and subsequently joined the British Psychological Society as a Chartered Sport and Exercise Psychologist. Thereafter, she completed her PhD in Knowledge Management from Loughborough University, researching and advancing practice in the UK high-performance sport system.

Her PhD redesigned a traditional knowledge audit adopting the action research approach and learning orientation to make knowledge management practice systemic and sustainable. As an academic-practitioner, she transformed knowledge management practice in the sport institute through engaging transformational leadership and organisational networks. Currently, she is interested in principles of systems thinking and complexity theory to research the role of knowledge management for organisational resilience and agility. Divyata presented her research at the European Conference on Knowledge Management (2017) where she won the Best PhD Student award.

Reference: Sohal, D. , Ragsdell, G., Hislop, D. and Brown, P. (2020) Revisiting the knowledge management audit: learning from practice in a high-performance sport organisation. In: European Conference on Knowledge Management, 2-4 Dec 2020, Coventry, UK.
Reference: Sohal, D. , Gervis, M. and Rhind, D. (2013) Exploration of organizational stressors in Indian elite female athletes. International Journal of Sport Psychology, 44 (6). pp. 565-585. doi:

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Sohal, D., Ragsdell, G. and Hislop, D., 2017. Towards sustainable knowledge management in high-performance sport. Paper presented at the 18th European Conference on Knowledge Management (ECKM 2017), Barcelona, Spain.

Sohal, D. and Gervis, M., 2014. Psychology of injury: A commentary on current trends and future directions. Paper presented at International Congress on Sports Psychology (ICSP 2014), Delhi, India.

Sohal, D., Gervis, M. and Rhind, D., 2012. Exploration of organisational stressors in Indian elite female athletes. Paper presented at International Convention on Science, Medicine and Education in Sport (ICSEMIS 2012), Glasgow, UK, 22-24 July.