Hilary Bradbury Transformative Leadership faculty Hilary Bradbury

Transformative Leadership
Transformative Inquiry Department
School of Consciousness and Transformation

PhD, Boston College

MA, University of Chicago

Hilary Bradbury, Ph.D., is a scholar-practitioner whose work focuses on the human and organizational dimensions of creating collaborative learning communities. Hilary's research focuses on personal integration as a key for advancing human capacity for collaborative organizing.  Her latest book, coauthored with Bill Torbert is Eros/Power: Love in the Spirit of Inquiry (Integral Publishers). Hilary obtained her undergraduate degree in German/Theology at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland and continued at graduate level at Harvard and University of Chicago's Divinity Schools, completing her Ph.D. at Boston College in Organization Studies. Starting her professional academic career at Case Western Reserve University's department of Organization Behavior, she became Professor of Management in Oregon's Health Sciences University (OHSU) in 2012. In addition, she is Visiting Professor of Action Research for the Business School of Lausanne and at CIIS, San Francisco.  Hilary's work with action research originally took off in collaboration with Peter Reason. She has since edited three volumes of the bestselling Handbook of Action Research and serves the peer-reviewed journal Action Research as Editor-in-Chief. Today in support of practitioners and educators, Hilary convenes AR+, a virtual community for participatory action researchers to nurture global interactivity "accomplishing together what we cannot alone": actionresearchplus.com. Honors include Research Associateship with the Taos Institute and IDS at Sussex University, Brighton, UK and Fellowship with the Royal Academy of Arts in London. Hilary's journal articles have appeared in Organization Science, Leadership QuarterlyJournal of Applied Behavioral ScienceAcademy of Management Learning and EducationSloan Management Review, among others. In 2014 Hilary founded an executive coaching and action research consultancy, Integrating Catalysts. She practices collaborative living with her family and serving on the boards of local cooperative communities in her adopted home of Portland, Oregon.  Hilary is a teacher in the Soto Zen tradition and happily offers mindfulness instruction.  e: hilary@hilarybradbury.net.

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