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Professor Stephen Bach

Professor Stephen Bach

  • Academics

Executive Dean, King’s Business School and King's College London Interim Vice President (People & Talent)

Professor of Employment Relations.

Research subject areas

  • Human Resource Management

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Stephen Bach is the interim Vice President (People & Talent) of King's College London, and Executive Dean of King's Business School.

Stephen Bach studied Economics at Leeds University and began his career in NHS management, before undertaking his MSc and PhD at the University of Warwick. He has held visiting positions at Cornell University and spent more than a decade at Warwick Business School before joining King’s in 2000. He has held a variety of roles at King’s and in 2017 was appointed the inaugural Dean of King’s Business School. He is leading on building a new kind of business school, from its location in Bush House, one focused on meeting the developing challenges faced by the private, public and third sectors and inspiring a new generation of business leaders. He has led several EU-funded research projects on the consequences of austerity and the role of service users in shaping human resource management practice.

Stephen has acted as an advisor to the International Labour Office, Migration Advisory Committee, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, Scottish Office and the World Health Organisation. Stephen's research interests are concentrated on the interface between public and private sector human resource management practice, and especially comparative public service employment relations, the international migration of health professionals, the growth of interim management roles in public services.