Professor Edgar Meyer


Following his move from his native Germany in the late 1990s, Edgar studied for a degree in Health Care and Management before embarking on an academic career.  He commenced his academic career at the University of Southampton, where he completed his PhD.  Following his PhD, he worked as a researcher, lecturer, and later Professorial Fellow (Human Resource Management and Organisational Behaviour) at the Southampton Business School, University of Southampton. He held numerous administrative roles during this time, and, prior to leaving, he led the suite of MBA programmes at the School.  In 2015 Edgar moved to Imperial College London, where he took up the role of Associate Dean at Imperial College Business School.  There he held responsibility for the Learning & Teaching agenda in the Business School, looking after the development, quality assurance, and assurance of the education provision, including a responsibility for accreditation.  He has held numerous visiting professorial roles at Cotrugli Business School, Croatia, Tokyo Metropolitan University, Japan, and WiSO, University of Cologne, Germany.   Edgar is an academic Member of the Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development (CIPD) where he also acted as a membership assessor.   Currently Edgar is an active volunteer for the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and sits on the Alumni Board for the EMFD Executive Academy.

Edgar joined Leeds University Business School in early 2020 to take up the role as Deputy Dean. 


Research interests

Edgar’s current research interests are in the area of digital learning and digital pedagogies, as well as in teamwork and leadership. He focuses on notions of authenticity in leadership, as well as the changing dynamic of team leadership in virtual and/or mixed teams.  Previous research has focused on knowledge, training, learning transfer, and collaboration. 

Edgar is continuing his supervision of PhD students and has to date supervised 9 PhD students to completion.

Professional memberships

  • Academic Member CIPD
  • FHEA