Professor Karise Hutchinson is an award-winning researcher, author, educator, speaker, and strategic advisor to leaders in public, private and third sector organisations.
Areas of expertise
- Leadership wisdom
- Crisis leadership
- Collective leadership
- Leadership and peace building
- Emotionally intelligent leaders
- Leading change
- Developing leadership talent
Professor Karise Hutchinson is an award-winning researcher, author, educator, speaker, and strategic advisor to leaders in public, private and third sector organisations. Specialising in uncovering and spreading the very latest leadership thinking, Karise helps leaders take a deeper look at how they think and practice leadership today, for the sake of tomorrow. She frequently speaks at global conferences and events. Her TEDx talk “Time for a Leadershift” premiered during the COVID-19 pandemic explores why it is time to forget leadership stereotypes and debates and shift how we think and practice leadership.
Karise is author of Leadership and Small Business - the Power of Stories, a book that exemplifies the significance of academic research in the real and challenging world of small business. Her research has been published in leading journals such as International Review of Entrepreneurship, Journal of Marketing Management, Journal of Small Business Strategy, European Business Review, International Marketing Review, and Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development.
Karise is Professor of Leadership at Ulster University where she teaches leading change, developing leadership, and collective leadership. She has a strong track record of managing global research projects in areas such as crisis leadership, organisational growth, leadership and peace building. In 2016, she received the British Academy of Management’s global Education Practice Award, and in 2019 she was awarded Ulster University’s prestigious PhD Research Supervisor of the Year accolade. Karise holds a PhD from Ulster University, as well as Senior Fellowship from the Higher Education Academy, and Diploma from the Institute of Directors.
Karise continues to work in consulting with UK and global organisations – in various contexts including corporate and private sector business, peace building, the creative industries, and higher education, as well as serving as a director on the board of a range of third sector organisations. She works with LSE Consulting on prestigious funded research projects such as the British Council review of High Education in Northern Ireland in 2022.