Professor Joe Nellis is Professor of Global Economy specialising in global macroeconomics, business environmental analysis, strategic thinking and management development.
Joe contributes across the full range of the School’s portfolio including senior Executive Development programmes as well as the Full-time MBA, Executive MBA and doctoral degrees. He was formerly Director of Graduate Programmes (1999-2003) and Academic Dean of the Faculty of Management (2003-05). He held the post of Pro-Vice-Chancellor of Cranfield University (2005-08). He is the longest serving member of the School of Management’s Executive Board. From 1st January 2014 until 31st January 2015 he served as Director and Pro-Vice Chancellor of Cranfield School of Management and as Interim Dean/PVC in 2019.
Joe has held Visiting Professorial appointments at various universities in Germany, Belgium, Austria, the Netherlands, Hungary, the USA and Ghana. He has published 19 research and subject-based books and over 200 academic and practitioner journal articles. His research encompasses analysis of business developments in a changing world in terms of the macroeconomy, the role of government, the impact of technology, societal and demographic trends. He is a frequent contributor to a wide range of national and international conferences and is a consultant to a number of UK and international companies in the areas of strategy and business environmental analysis, strategy formulation and management development. He has also acted as a consultant to several central government departments and public sector organisations. He was jointly responsible for the development of the Halifax and Nationwide House Price Indexes and more recently for the DPS Rent Price Index. He was formerly Chairman of Wellingborough Homes Housing Association.