Professor Patrick Flood

HR Group

  • Name
    Professor Patrick Flood
  • Department
    HR Group
  • Faculty
    DCU Business School
  • Role
    Professor of Organisational Behaviour & Co Director of the Leadership & Talent Institute
  • Phone
    01 700 6943
  • Email
    patrick.flood@dcu.ie
  • Room
    Q325
  • Campus
    Glasnevin Campus
Patrick Flood

Biographical Details

Patrick C. Flood is Full Professor of Organizational Behaviour at Dublin City University and Co-Director of The Leadership and Talent Institute. He is an expert on organizational behaviour, leadership and change management and teaches on executive programmes worldwide.He is the holder of both the DCU Presidents Overall Teaching Award and the DCU Presidents Research Award. Most recently he served as Erskine Fellow at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand.

His research work focuses on the impact of leadership and human resource practices on organisational performance. He consults on top management team functioning and leadership development. He is a frequent industry conference speaker and media commentator. His advisory work is concerned with improving the effectiveness of organisations and top teams.

Patrick received his PhD from the London School of Economics (LSE) where he was a British Council Scholar. He has held faculty and visiting appointments at a number of business schools including London Business School, University of Limerick, University of Maryland, Cambridge Judge Business School , University of Canterbury, NZ , CUEB, PRC and the Australian Graduate School of Management. 


Patrick is a former Erskine, Fulbright, EU HUMCAP and British Council FCO Scholar. He is an elected Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences. 

His articles appear in Human Relations, Human Resource Management, Industrial Relations, Journal of Organizational and Occupational Psychology and the Strategic Management journal. His books include Change lessons from the CEO (Jossey Bass, 2013) (http://www.managers.org.uk/bookclub-book-prize-march-2014); Persuasive Leadership: Lessons from the Arts (Jossey Bass, 2010), Leadership in Ireland (Blackhall, 2010); Strategy Implementation (Blackwell, 2000), Effective Top Management Teams (Blackhall, 2000) and Managing Without Traditional Methods (Addison Wesley, 1996).