Professor Ashok Jashapara

Personal profile

Knowledge Management & Pedagogy Publications

Professor Ashok Jashapara's research is at the forefront of literatures around learning, new technology and strategy (h-index=14, Citations=2263). He is an internationally renowned expert in knowledge management and his bestselling book is an essential text in this emerging discipline across the world. It has been translated into Polish, Farsi and Mandarin. He has published ten case studies to allow students and practitioners to apply theory to real life problems. Professor Jashapara has maintained his momentum of high quality publications including most recently in an ABS 4* journal, Social Science & Medicine.   

Research Awards

Professor Jashapara has successfully secured around £1m research funding from bodies such as ESRC, EU, NIHR (SDO) and the United Nations. As Principal Investigator, he has secured an ESRC grant to evaluate the introduction of critical care paramedics (CCPs) in the UK; their specialist training and their effectiveness. In collaboration with colleagues from King's College, he has secured two research grants from the National Institute for Health Research (SDO) to explore 'knowledge translation' gaps in teaching and learning as well as perspectives on 'knowledge mobilisation'.

Teaching & Learning

In teaching and learning, Professor Ashok Jashapara has been recognised for his excellence in teaching and learning by being awarded 'Principal Fellow' of the Higher Education Academy; the first at Royal Holloway and one of the first in the UK. In recognition of his sustained influence on pedagogy in the national arena, Professor Jashapara was also appointed as Academic Assessor of the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) assessing the teaching quality of UK Universities. This year, he was appointed by the Office for Students as 'Panel Member' for the Subject Level TEF Pilot in 'Business & Law' across the UK. As Director of Teaching and Learning within the School of Management, he has provided oversight and strategic direction for all undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. As former Head of a large academic department, Professor Jashapara gained the highest QAA scores for teaching and learning for two subject disciplines in the UK.

Professor Jashapara has provided national leadership for sharing best practices in teaching and learning in the information studies discipline as Associate Director for the Higher Education Academy. He has been External Examiner at the University of Sheffield and University of Limerick in Ireland. 

Keynote Speaker

As keynote speaker, Professor Jashapara has addressed large conferences (over 5000 participants) at the 3rd Iranian Knowledge Management Conference in Tehran and the European Content Management Conference in Zurich, Switzerland. He is internationally recognised as an eminent scholar in knowledge management.

Most recently, Professor Jashapara was invited to deliver a keynote speech to Rosatom (Russia's Nuclear Energy Agency) at their annual conference (2,000 participants) in Moscow and at the United Nations in Vienna where 138 countries were represented. As an international expert, he was also invited to teach latest thinking and best practices in knowledge management at the United Nations Summer School in Trieste (Italy) to a cohort of middle managers from around the world.

 Academic Leadership

As former Head of a large academic Department, Professor Ashok Jashapara has a proven record of providing excellent leadership in research, teaching and administration. He has provided leadership and strategic oversight as Trustee of the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, the largest independent social policy research organisation in the UK (primarily focused on issues of poverty and social exclusion in the UK). 

PhD Students

Dr Jashapara has successfully supervised nine PhD students to completion and has acted as External Examiner to sixteen PhD candidates from around the world including universities in Australia and South Africa. He is open to new PhD students that are able to problematize aspects of knowledge management or pedagogy and are interested in theory building or testing that challenges conventional thinking.

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