Professor Paresh Wankhade is an internationally known expert in the field of emergency services management. He is the Programme leader for the UK’s first bespoke Professional Doctorate in Emergency Services Management . He is the Editor-In-Chief of International Journal of Emergency Services. He has published widely in top academic journals and professional publications on strategic leadership, organisational culture, organisational change and interoperability between the emergency services. He regularly speaks at related events and through his opinion pieces.
He works closely with blue light professionals for co-production of knowledge by exploring leadership and management perspectives in the Emergency Services, and specifically in the Ambulance , Police and Fire & Rescue Services. He is also a Trustee at the Fire Service Research & Training Trust. He is a Fellow at the Institute of Civil Protection and Emergency Management and chairs the SIG on Blue Light Services. Most recently, he has been elected as a Fellow of the prestigious Academy of Social Sciences
His latest book on Emergency Services Management highlights the research gap and professionalisation journeys of the ambulance, fire & rescue and police services.
Paresh is currently supervising five Prof. doc & PhD candidates and is keen to hear from individuals who are interested in reading for a PhD in leadership and management of public services or related themes.
Fellow, Academy of Social Sciences (AcSS)
Fellow, The Royal Society for the encouragement of arts, manufactures and commerce (RSA)
Fellow, Chartered Management Institute (CMI)
Fellow, Higher Education Academy (HEA)
Fellow, Institute of Civil Protection and Emergency Management (ICPEM)
Trustee, Fire Service Research and Training Trust (FSRTT)
Member, European Academy of Management (EURAM)
Member, British Academy of Management (BAM)
Member, Public Administration Committee (PAC)
Member, International Research Society for Public Management (IRSPM)
- Brunetto, Y., Farr-Wharton, B., Wankhade, P., Saccon, C. & Xerri, M. (2023). Managing emotional labour: The importance of organisational support for managing police officers in England and Italy. The International Journal of Human Resource Management, 34(4): 832-854.
- Wankhade, P. (2023). New development: A ‘journey of personal and professional emotions’—emergency ambulance professionals during Covid-19 . Public Money & Management, 43(5): 424-426.
- Wankhade, P. (2023). Emergency Management Editorial, International Journal of Emergency Services, 12(3):1-3.
- Wankhade, P. (2023). Emergency Management Editorial, International Journal of Emergency Services, 12(3):1-4.
- Wankhade, P. (2023). Emergency Management Editorial, International Journal of Emergency Services, 12(3):1-3.
- Phung, VH., Sanderson, K., Pritchard, G. Bell, F., Hird, K. Wankhade, P., Asghar, Z. and Siriwardena, N. (2022). The experiences and perceptions of wellbeing provision among English ambulance services staff: a multi-method qualitative study. BMC Health Service Research 22, 1352. (Open Access)
- Asghar, Z., Wankhade, P., Bell, F., Sanderson, K., Hird, K., Phung, V-H. and Siriwardena, N. (2021). Trends, variations and prediction of staff sickness absence rates among NHS ambulance services in England: a time series study. BMJ Open.
- Heath, G., Wankhade, P. and Murphy, P. (2021). Exploring the Wellbeing of Ambulance staff using the ‘Public Value’ perspective: Opportunities and Challenges for Research. Public Money & Management. (Early cite)
- Farr-Wharton, B., Brunetto, Y., Wankhade, P., Saccon, C. & Xerri, M. (2021). Comparing the impact of authentic leadership on Italian and UK police officers’ discretionary power, well-being and commitment. Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies and Management, 44(5): 741-755.
- Wankhade, P., Stokes, P., Tarba, S. and Rodgers, P. (2020). Work intensification and Ambidexterity – the Notions of Extreme and ‘Everyday’ Experiences in Emergency Contexts: Surfacing Dynamics in the Ambulance Service. Public Management Review. 22(1): 48-74.
- Murphy, P., Wankhade, P. and Lakoma, K. (2020). The strategic and operational landscape of emergency services in the UK. International Journal of Emergency Services, 9 (1): 69-88.
- Granter, E., P. Wankhade, L. McCann, J. Hassard, and P. Hyde. (2019). Multiple Dimensions of Work Intensity: Ambulance Work as Edgework. Work Employment and Society, 33 (2): 280–297.
- Wankhade, P., Heath, G. and Radcliffe, J. (2018). Culture change and perpetuation in organisations: evidence from an English ambulance service. Public Management Review, 20(6): 934-948.
- Wankhade, P. (2018). The crisis in NHS Ambulance Services in the UK: Let’s deal with the ‘elephants in the room’! Ambulance Today15(1):13-17.
- Schedlitzki, D., Edwards, G., Gaggiotti, H., Wankhade, P. and Ahonen, P. M. (2017). Working with language: a refocused research agenda for cultural leadership studies, International Journal of Management Reviews, 19(2):237-257.
- Wankhade, P. and Murphy, P. (2023). Emergency Services Management: A Research Overview. Routledge: London. ISBN 978-1-032-05543-5.
- Wankhade, P. and Patnaik, S. (2019). Collaboration and Governance in Emergency Services: Issues, Challenges and Opportunities. Palgrave Macmillan: London. ISBN: 978-3-030-21329-9
- Wankhade, P., McCann, L. and Murphy, P. (eds.) (2019). Critical Perspectives on the Management and Organization of Emergency Services. Routledge: London. ISBN 978-03-677863-04’
- Murphy, P. and Geenhalgh, K. (2017). Fire & Rescue Services: Leadership & Management Perspectives: Springer Publications: New York. ISBN 978-3-319-62155-5. (Series Editor).
- Wankhade, P. and Mackway-Jones, K. (eds.)(2015). Ambulance Services: Leadership & Management Perspectives: Springer PublicatSelected Book Chapters
Selected Book Chapters
- Wankhade, P., Heath, G. and Murphy, P. (2022). Re-Imagining Ambulance Services through Participation and Deliberation In Liddle, J. and Diamond, J. (Eds). Reimagining Public Sector Management : A new age of Renewal and Renaissance? Volume 7, Emerald: Bingley, 139–155. (in press)
- Cook, I.G. and Wankhade, P. (2022), “Unselfishness and Resilience: Social Capital in the Context of the Pandemic of COVID-19”, Oberoi, R., Halsall, J.P. and Snowden, M. (Ed.) Contestations in Global Civil Society, Emerald: Bingley, 13-27.
- Cook, I. and Wankhade, P. (2021). Unselfishness and resilience: social capital in the context of the pandemic of Covid-19. Springer: India. (in press).
- Wankhade, P., McCann, L. and Murphy, P. (2019). Introduction to Critical Perspectives on the Management and Organization of Emergency Services. In: Wankhade, P., McCann, L. and Murphy, P. (eds). Critical Perspectives on the Management and Organization of Emergency Services. Routledge: London.
- McCann, L. Wankhade, P. and and Murphy, P. (2019). Conclusion: Understanding Emergency Services in Austerity Conditions. In: Wankhade, P., McCann, L. and Murphy, P. (eds). Critical Perspectives on the Management and Organization of Emergency Services. Routledge: London.
- Heath, G., Radcliffe, J. and Wankhade, P. (2018) Performance Management in the Public Sector: The Case of the English Ambulance Service. In: Harris, Elaine (ed). The Routledge Companion to Performance Management and Control. Routledge, London, pp. 417-438. ISBN 9781138913547.
- Wankhade, P. and Cook, I.G. (2016). A Model for Change: Sharing Ideas and Strategies. In Halsall, J.P. and Snowden, M. (eds.) The Pedagogy of the Social Sciences Curriculum, Springer: US.
- Wankhade, P., Radcliffe, J. and Heath, G. (2015). Organisational and Professional Cultures: An Ambulance Perspective. in Wankhade, P. and Mackway-Jones, K. (eds.) Ambulance Services: Leadership and Management Perspectives, Springer: New York.
- Wankhade, P. and Mackway-Jones, K. (2015). Introduction: Understanding the Management of Ambulance Services. in Wankhade, P. and Mackway-Jones, K. (eds.) Ambulance Services: Leadership and Management Perspectives, Springer: New York.
- Mackway-Jones, K. and Wankhade, P. (2015). Future perspectives for the UK Ambulance Services Evolution Rather than Revolution in Wankhade, P. and Mackway-Jones, K. (eds.) Ambulance Services: Leadership and Management Perspectives, Springer: New York.
- Wankhade, P. and Weir, D. (2015).Introduction: Understanding the Management of Police Services. in Wankhade, P. and Weir, D. (eds.) Police Services: Leadership and Management Perspectives, Springer: New York.
- Weir, D. and Wankhade, P. (2015). Some Futures for the Police: Scenario and Science. in Wankhade, P. and Weir, D.(eds.) Police Services: Leadership and Management Perspectives, Springer: New York.
- Wankhade, P. and Brinkman, J. (2011). Dilemmas of ambulance professionals in attending to an emergency within eight minutes: The ethics of target setting in Weir, D.T.H and Sultan, N. (eds) From Critique to Action: the practical ethics of the organisational world, Cambridge Scholars, Newcastle –Upon-Tyre, pp. 106-129.
Recent Conference attendance
- Edwards, G., Wankhade. P., Schedlitzki., Gaggioti,, H. and Galpin, K. (2023). Commanding and Caring during a Crisis – Navigating the System: A Sociomaterial Exploration of the Leadership of Emergency Ambulance Services in the UK during the Covid Pandemic. International Studying Leadership Conference, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark, 10-12 December 2023.
- Wankhade, P. and Heath, G. (2023). Rationalising Performance Management in UK Ambulance Services: Applying inter-disciplinarity to explore alternatives. British Academy of Management (BAM) Conference, University of Sussex, Brighton, 5-6 September 2023.
- Brunetto, Y., Farr-Wharton, B., Wankhade, P., Xerri, M. and Saccon, C. (2023). The role of SLBs’ Discretionary Power in determining Police Officers’ outcomes. International Research Society for Public Management (IRSPM) Annual Conference, Cornivus University, Budapest, Hungary, April 3-5, 2023.
- Wankhade, P. and Heath, G. (2023). Reforming performance measurement in Ambulance services: Learning from AMBER review in Wales. International Research Society for Public Management (IRSPM) Annual Conference, Cornivus University, Budapest, Hungary, April 3-5, 2023.
Invited Opinion Pieces
- The Conversation- Why NHS England is struggling – despite more staff and money. https://theconversation.com/why-nhs-england-is-struggling-despite-more-staff-and-money-218193
- The Conversation– Seven ways to fix the broken NHS ambulance services. https://theconversation.com/seven-ways-to-fix-the-broken-nhs-ambulance-services-207069
- The Conversation-NHS recovery plan: why an extra £2.6 billion is not enough without more staff. https://theconversation.com/nhs-recovery-plan-why-an-extra-2-6-billion-is-not-enough-without-more-staff-199633
- The Conversation– Why ambulance workers in England and Wales are going on strike. https://theconversation.com/why-ambulance-workers-in-england-and-wales-are-going-on-strike-196434
- The Conversation– What Awaab Ishak’s death says about the state of social housing in the UK – expert Q&A. https://theconversation.com/what-awaab-ishaks-death-says-about-the-state-of-social-housing-in-the-uk-expert-qanda-193746
- FIRE Magazine, Bulletin 3, May 2020: Covid-19 crisis: Emergency services deserve more than just applause and appreciation. https://www.fire-magazine.com/media/35331/fire-bulletin-3-2020-web.pdf
- The Conversation– Grenfell Tower inquiry: expert explains four main findings – and how emergency services must improve. https://theconversation.com/grenfell-tower-inquiry-expert-explains-four-main-findings-and-how-emergency-services-must-improve-126163
- The Conversation– Grenfell: four years after the disaster, are our buildings safer? https://theconversation.com/grenfell-four-years-after-the-disaster-are-our-buildings-safer-162202
- The Conversation– Emergency service workers are already at high risk of burnout – coronavirus will make this worse. https://theconversation.com/emergency-service-workers-are-already-at-high-risk-of-burnout-coronavirus-will-make-this-worse-136006
- The Conversation-How to reboot Britain’s fractured emergency services. https://theconversation.com/how-to-reboot-britains-fractured-emergency-services-79528
Involvement in Imapct Agenda
- The House of Lords Public Service Committee Inquiry Report on the topic of ‘Access to Emergency Services’ ( 2023). Submission of Written Evidence. https://committees.parliament.uk/writtenevidence/113092/pdf/
- REF 2021- Impact Case Study– Improving performance management and staff wellbeing in NHS Ambulance Services. https://results2021.ref.ac.uk/impact/a6ddb3f5-eff4-401b-be5c-203afc46d3c3?page=1
- Amber Review (2018)- A Review of Calls to the Welsh Ambulance Service Categorised as Amber- Adviser and Lead Reviewer – I was invited to join the Expert Reference group to the Review team for my internationally recognised expertise in ambulance performance management challenges. My role expanded to that of the ‘adviser and lead reviewer’ to the report and was included as part of the review team with on-going discussions about some follow-up work from the Review. http://www.wales.nhs.uk/sitesplus/documents/1134/NHS-Amber-Report-ENG-LR.PDF
Esteem indicators :
- Founding Editor-In-Chief, International Journal of Emergency Services (CABS 2*) http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/journals.htm?id=IJES
- 2017-Present: UK Country Representative, European Academy of Management (EURAM) https://euram.academy/euram?service=people&type=national_representative
- 2023-Present: Fellow, Academy of Social Sciences. https://acss.org.uk/professor-paresh-wankhade/
- 2017-Present : Trustee, Fire Service Research & Training Trust (FSRTT). https://www.firetrust.info/
- Invited Speaker- SERVUS (Servant-Leadership Centre for Research and Education), Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam: Online Seminar and Workshop, ‘We Shall Overcome’ 17 May 2022. https://vu.nl/en/events/2022/we-shall-overcome-servant-leadership-symposium
- Key note Speaker at the Asian Fire Service Association (AFSA) National Conference, 24-25 November, Liverpool. http://184.108.40.206/FileStorage/Events/87/AFSA%20National%20Winter%20Conference%202021%20NOVEMBER%2025%20&%2026%202021%20V1.pdf
- Internationally recognised expertise in emergency services management– Regularly invited to lead specialist panels on strategic leadership in Emergency Services Management at several management conferences including International Research Society for Pubic Management (IRSPM, 2024,2023,2022,2021,2020, 2018,2017,2016); European Academy of Management Conference (EURAM, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013); Public Administration Committee Conference (PAC 2017 since 2009) and British Academy of Management Conference (2021,2020, Symposium Chair, 2012).
- Invited Speaker, EMS Leadership Summit, 1-3 May 2019. https://www.emsleadershipsummit.com/
- Invited speaker, Institute of Civil Protection & Emergency Management (ICPEM) Annual Conference, June 19 2019, London. http://www.theicpem.net/index.php?option=com_docman&view=download&category_slug=linked-forms&alias=80-conference-programme-v1-4&Itemid=487
- Conference Chair, 10th International Critical Management Studies (CMS) Conference 2017 in Liverpool. https://www.edgehill.ac.uk/business/homepage/cms2017/
- Invited Speaker (May, 2018). Roundtable on ‘Collaboration and integration: smarter blue light services’. Manchester. http://www.reform.uk/event/collaboration-and-integration-smarter-blue-light-services/
- Invited Speaker (May, 2018). Westminster Social Policy Forum, London. Keynote Seminar: Improving blue light services – integration, regulation and innovation http://www.westminsterforumprojects.co.uk/agenda/blue-light-services-18-agenda.pdf
- Invited Speaker on Healthcare Leader Forum: Improving Urgent and Emergency Care SOUTH, MIDLANDS and NORTH (2017). http://healthcareleadernews.com/front
- Invited Speaker Public Policy Exchange (October, 2017). The Future of Blue-Light Services: Assessing the Policing and Crime Act and Embedding Collaboration in Every Area
- Invited Lecture, Ambulance Leadership Forum (ALF) 2016, Leicester, February 2016. http://aace.org.uk/news-resources/useful-documents/ambulance-leadership-forum-2016/
- Invited Speaker (June 2016). The Future of Blue-Light Services: A green Light for Integration? Research Workshop, The University of Manchester Business School, Manchester. http://www.research.mbs.ac.uk/hsrc/Portals/0/Blue%20Lights/JUNE%2030%20Blue%20light%20integration%20programme%20flyer.pdf?ver=2016-05-06-160001-003
- Invited Keynote Speaker, Servant-Leadership Centre for Research and Education, (SERVUS), Vrije University, Amsterdam, Netherlands, October 2016. http://www.feweb.vu.nl/nl/Images/SL_Symposium_14Oct2016_tcm257-784019.pdf
- Public Sector Management
- Emergency Management
- Organisational Culture
- Change management
- Organisational behaviour
- Public Sector Management