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The Inaugural Lectures from King's Business School celebrates the academic journey of newly promoted academic colleagues. These esteemed scholars utilise this platform not only to introduce themselves but also to present an overview of their groundbreaking research, highlighting the latest developments in their respective fields.

It’s an occasion where expertise, insights and visions converge to illuminate the academic community and inspire further inquiry.

This event will be hosted by Professor Stephen Bach (Dean of King’s Business School) with Dr Alec Fraser and Professor Uta Bindl as the main speakers and will conclude with a celebratory reception. 

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Event Schedule:


Arrival drinks and networking


Welcome address by Professor Michael Clinton

Vote of thanks by Professor Annette Boaz

Inaugural speech by Dr Alec Fraser "Evidence, Targets, Public Policy and Management"


Vote of thanks by Professor Chia-Huei Wu

Inaugural speech by Professor Uta Bindl "Proactivity at Work: On Making Things Happen in Organizations"

Closing remarks by Professor Stephen Bach


Celebratory reception

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Dr Alec Fraser is a Senior Lecturer in Public Policy & Management at King's Business School. His research focuses on evidence use, financial incentives, and public management reform in the UK and EU countries. He has a particular interest in health and social care. He has extensively researched the development of Social Impact Bonds over recent years.

He previously spent five years at the Policy Innovation Research Unit at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Prior to entering academia he worked in NHS administration and management. He has an MA in Public Policy and a PhD in Management - both from King's College London.


Uta Bindl is a Professor of Organisational Behaviour at King's Business School and is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Organizational Behavior. Uta received her PhD in Work Psychology in 2011 from the University of Sheffield. Prior to joining King’s Business School in 2019, she worked at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Uta’s research focuses on motivation in organizations (in particular, employee proactivity and job crafting), employee wellbeing, and implications of the ‘future of work’ (in particular, increasing digitalisation) for sustained performance at work. Uta has published her work in a wide range of eminent peer-reviewed outlets, including the Journal of ManagementJournal of Applied Psychology, and Organization Science.

At this event

Alec Fraser

Senior Lecturer in Public Policy & Management

Uta Bindl

Professor of Organisational Behaviour

Stephen Bach

Executive Dean, King’s Business School

Event details

8th Floor (North)
Bush House
Strand campus, 30 Aldwych, London, WC2B 4BG