Professor Edward P. Borodzicz

Dean of Research & Enterprise in the School of Business & Enterprise - Professor of Risk and Management Crisis

Gardener Building
Tel 0141 848 3402

Biography

Current role: 

  • Assistant Dean - Research and Enterprise 
  • Professor of Risk and Crisis Management

Previous roles:
  • Portsmouth Business School, Professor of Risk and Crisis Management (2005 – 2014), Director of DBA Programme
  • School of Management, Southampton University, Director of MSc in Corporate Risk and Security Management (1997- 2004)
  • Scarman Center, Leicester University, Director of MSc in Risk, Crisis and Disaster Management, (1994 – 1997)
  • Birkbeck College, Dept of Psychology, Research Fellow (1992 – 1994)

  • Qualifications
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    PhD Psychology (by research), London University Birkbeck College (1996)
    MA Social Anthropology, University of Kent, Canterbury (1992)
    BSc (Hons) Social Anthropology and Psychology (1990)
  • Teaching Interests
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    Risk perception, risk communication, HR risk, crisis management and resilience, disaster response, training and leadership, simulations and games, ethnography and qualitative research, publication and dissemination.
  • Research Interests
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    Edward was trained as an Anthropologist and Psychologist graduating from London, University of Kent Canterbury and Brunel Universities. Edward’s research interests include: risk, crisis and resilience management, risk and human behaviour, disaster response, socio-technical systems failure, corporate risk and business continuity, security and resilience, terrorism, business continuity management and ethnographic research and simulations and games for training. Edward has worked extensively with the emergency services, local and central government agencies, a variety of companies and key organisations and Universities and Governments throughout the world.

    Edward’s PhD thesis was based on simulation training for complex inter-organisational response to crises among the UK emergency services. Edward continues to work closely with the emergency services to improve their ability to respond to non-standard situations. Prior to joining the University of West of Scotland, Edward developed and directed MSc programmes in Corporate Risk and Security Management at Southampton University, and an MSc in Risk, Crisis and Disaster Management by distance learning at Leicester University. Edward has also supervised a number of successful doctorates in Crisis and Business Continuity related topics, and continues to actively supervise PhD students in this area.

    Edward publishes in a wide range of key refereed journals, and has authored a book entitled ‘Risk, Crisis and Security Management’ (published by John Wiley and Sons). Edward appears frequently in the media, on BBC television and Radio and also a variety of independent broadcasting networks and major daily journals. Edward also appeared in the BBC World Service programme ‘World Debate’ which goes out to over 90 million viewers.

    Edward developed an exercise, ‘ARGUS’, used extensively by the British Security Services MI5 to develop resilience among the small business community in crowded and complex environments. Of key interest here, is allowing local populations to find their own innovative solutions to contribute to better resilience and preparedness. Project ARGUS is now a key platform in the UK response to the threat of terror.

    Edward was invited by the Cabinet Office to advise on the production of BSi PAS 200 and BSi 11200 for the British Standards Institute on Crisis Management, published in September 2011 and 2014 respectively, representing the first officially government sponsored standard for crisis in the world. Both of these pieces of work are highly innovative in suggesting that highly formalised and structured processes may actually detract from a successful outcome. Edward has just been invited to advise on the development of the first ever European Standard for crisis management over the next year.
  • Research activity output book
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    Borodzicz, E. P. 2005 Risk, Crisis and Security Management, John Wiley, Chichester.

    Borodzicz, E. P. (eds.) 2007 Simulations and Games for Risk and Crisis Management, Simulations and Gaming Research Yearbook, Napier University Press, Edinburgh.
  • Research activity output journals
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    Borodzicz, E. P. et, al. 2014 Crisis Management, BSI 11200 British Standards (BSi) and Cabinet Office

    Borodzicz E. P. et., al. 2012 The added value of participatory modelling in fisheries management – what has been learnt? Marine Policy 36(2012) 1072-1085 (Elselvier)

    Crisis Management PAS 200 2011 Guidance Document on Crisis Management British Standards (BSi) and Cabinet Office

    Borodzicz, E. P. et. al. 2010 Risk Identification and Perception in the Fisheries Sector: Comparisons between the Faroes, Greece, Iceland and UK. Marine Policy 34(2010) 1249-1260 (Elselvier)

    Borodzicz, E. P., Johnson, J. and Stainton, A. 2010 Educational Validity of Business Gaming Simulation: A Research Methodology Framework International Journal of Simulation and Gaming, Sage. 41(5) 705-723.

    Borodzicz, E. P. Drakeford, B. 2009 Participatory concepts in forestry management: How could/should they be incorporated into fisheries management? Deliverable 2.1 prepared for the European Comminssion Framework Programme 7, (JAKFISH) Project

    Borodzicz , E. P. and Devitt, K. R. 2008 Interwoven Leadership: the Missing Link in Multi-Agency major Incident Response Journal of Contingencies and Crisis Management, Blackwell, 16(4) 209-216.

    Borodzicz, E. P. et. al. 2008 Risk Identification and perception : report on the 2007 interview results. Deliverable 11, prepared for the European Comminssion Framework Program 6 research project : Precautionary Risk methodology in Fisheries (PRONE) SSP-2005-022589

    Borodzicz, E. P. and Smith, K. 2008 Risk Clockspeed: A New Lens for Critical Incident Management and Response, Systemist, 30(2) 354-370

    Borodzicz, E. P. and Gibson, S. 2006 ‘Corporate Security Education: Towards meeting the Challenge’ Security Journal 19(3): 180-195

    Chen, Y. F., Borodzicz, E., & Chao, J. M. (2005). Emergency Management in
    England. Journal of Environment and Management, 6(2), 71-98. December
    2005.

    Borodzicz, E. P., Yung-fang Chen and Jia-min Chao, 2004 ‘Flood Management: A Simulation and Gaming Perspective’ Journal of Environment and Management 4(2):109-136.

    Borodzicz, E. P. 2004 ‘Guest Editorial: Simulating Risk and Crisis’ International Journal of Simulation and Gaming, Sage. 35(3):345-6

    Borodzicz, E. P. 2004 ‘The Missing Ingredient is the Value of Flexibility’ International Journal of Simulation and Gaming, Sage. 35(3):414-426

    Borodzicz, E. P. and Yung-fang Chen, 2004 ‘Understanding and responding to flooding: A simulation and gaming perspective’ in Walsh, P. (eds.), Simulations and Gaming Research Yearbook, Kogan Page, London.

    Borodzicz, E. P. and Kees van Haperen 2003 ‘Learning and Training: A Reflective Account of Crisis Management in a Major UK Bank’, Risk Management an International Journal, Perpetuity Press. 1(5):33-50

    Borodzicz, E. P. and Kees van Haperen 2003 ‘Moving deck chairs around on the Titanic: organisational learning in crisis simulations’ in Percival, F. (eds.), Simulations and Gaming Research Yearbook, Kogan Page, London. (11):

    Borodzicz, E. P. and Kees van Haperen 2002 ‘Individual and Group Learning in C
    Crisis Simulations’ in Journal of Contingencies and Crisis Management, Blackwell, 10(3) 139-147.

    Borodzicz E. P. 1999 ‘Facilitating Partnerships During Crisis: Social, Private and Voluntary Agencies’ in International Journal of Public Private Partnerships, 2(1): 71-80.

    Borodzicz, E. P. 1999 ‘The Terminology of Dangerous Events: Implications for Key Decision Maker Training’, in International Journal of Police Science and Management, Henry Stewart, 2(3) 348-359.

    Borodzicz, E. P. and Hills, A. 1997 ‘Introduction to Special Issue on Risk’ in International Journal. of Risk, Security and Crime Prevention, Perpetuity Press, 2(2):81-82.

    Borodzicz, E. P. 1997 Risky Business: Crisis Simulations Examined in the Context of the Safety People PhD. thesis, Birkbeck College, University of London.

    Borodzicz, E. P. 1996 ‘Security and Risk: A New Approach to Managing Loss Prevention’ International Journal of Risk, Security and Crime Prevention, Perpetuity Press, 1(2):131-46.

    Borodzicz, E. P. 1999 ‘Business Continuity Management: Simulation as a ‘Learning’ Approach’ in Danny Saunders (eds.), Simulations and Gaming Research Yearbook. Kogan Page, London. (7):169-181

    Borodzicz, E. P. 1996 ‘Distance Learning: University Brought to the Doorstep of Africa’ Corporate Africa, 3(1):31

    Borodzicz, E. P. 1994 ‘CRISIS: Danger and Opportunity with Technological Advancement’ Journal Science & Technology (January 1994)

    Borodzicz, E. P., Pidgeon, N., Turner, B. and Blockley, D. 1994 Walton-on-Thames: A Case Study in Urban Crisis EC Interim Report STEP Project CT90-0094. Bruxelles.

    Borodzicz, E. P., Pidgeon, N., Turner, B and Blockley, D. 1994 Can The Processes of Mental Representation and Decision-Making in a Major Emergency or Crisis Situation be Modified? Final report: EC STEP Project CT90-0094. Bruxelles.

    Borodzicz, E. P., Pidgeon, N., Turner, B. and Blockley, D. 1993 The Kings Cross Fire: A Case Study in Modelling Disasters EC Interim Report STEP Project CT90-0094. Bruxelles.