Professor Richard Harding

Professor of Organisational History

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Richard Harding is  Professor of Organisational History. From 1990 to 1999 he was Director of the Management Development and Accrediation Centre of the University of Westminster, which specialised in delivering competence-based and academic management awards to corporate clients. Since then he has worked on specialist masters programmes in management/organisation development and strategic leadership. He was Head of the Department of Leadership and Professional Development (2010-2017). He  has particular interests in the development of doctoral education.

Education

PhD University of London 

BA (hons) University of Leicester 

PGCE University College Cardiff 

NVQ4 Training and Development University of Westminster

Professional memberships

Fellow of the Royal Historical Society 

Fellow of the Society for Nautical Research

Councillor on the Navy Records Society

Trustee of the British Commission for Maritime History

Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Richard Harding teaches management, organisation development, leadership, and strategy on a range of post-graduate and post-experience programmes, and supervises doctoral students in the same subject areas.

Richard Harding has written extensively on aspects of naval history, particularly on amphibious operations and the leadership and  organisation development of navies and naval power in the modern period. His most recent public contribution was  to a programme on naval history and contemporary investment in naval power, broadcast by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation  in May 2017 (See : http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/rearvision/the-history-...)  His most recent books include Modern Naval History : Debate and Perspectives (2016) and Naval Leadership in the Atlantic World (2017). He is currently engaged in research on comparative naval leadership and decision-making. He was  editor of the Mariner's Mirror, (the leading international journal of maritime historical research) from 2000 to 2005, Chairman of the Society for Nautical Research (2005-2011) and  is currently a Vice President and Fellow  of the Society. He is on the British Commission for Maritime History and is a Councillor of the Navy Records Society.

2017

The Conduct of Landing Operations (2017)
Harding, R. 2017. The Conduct of Landing Operations. in: The Sea in History: The Early Modern World/La Mer dans l’Histoire: La Période Moderne Woodbridge Association Océanides, Boydell Press. pp. 891-903

2015

Anglo-French Attacks on the Coast of Northern Spain, 1719 (2015)
Harding, R. 2015. Anglo-French Attacks on the Coast of Northern Spain, 1719. in: Hore, P. (ed.) Trafalgar Chronicle 1805 Club. pp. 67-76

2012

The Caribbean (2012)
Harding, R. 2012. The Caribbean. in: Speelman, P.J. and Danley, M.H. (ed.) The Seven Years war Leiden Brill.

2011

Parliament and the British fiscal-military state: ideology, consent and state expenditure in Britain, 1739-1748 (2011)
Harding, R. 2011. Parliament and the British fiscal-military state: ideology, consent and state expenditure in Britain, 1739-1748. in: Conway, S. and Torres Sanchez, R. (ed.) The spending of states: military expenditure during the long eighteenth century: patterns, organisation, and consequences, 1650-1815 Saarbrucken, Germany VDM. pp. 31-49

2008

The ideology and organisation of maritime war: an expedition to Canada in 1746 (2008)
Harding, R. 2008. The ideology and organisation of maritime war: an expedition to Canada in 1746. in: Torres Sánchez, R. (ed.) War, state and development. Fiscal-military states in the eighteenth century Pamplona Eunsa. pp. 157-178
The ideology and organisation of maritime war: an expedition to Canada in 1746 (2008)
Harding, R. 2008. The ideology and organisation of maritime war: an expedition to Canada in 1746. in: Torres Sánchez, R. (ed.) War, state and development. Fiscal-military states in the eighteenth century Pamplona Eunsa. pp. 157-178
Operaciones anfibias británicas, 1700-1815 (2008)
Harding, R. 2008. Operaciones anfibias británicas, 1700-1815. in: Guimera Ravina, A. and María Núñez, J. (ed.) Guerra Naval en el Revolución y el Imperio : Bloqueos y operaciones anfibias, 1793-1815 Pons Historia. pp. 39-58
Horatio, Lord Nelson (2008)
Harding, R. 2008. Horatio, Lord Nelson. in: Black, J. (ed.) Great military leaders and their campaigns London Thames & Hudson. pp. 192-197

2007

British maritime strategy and Hanover, 1714-1763 (2007)
Harding, R. 2007. British maritime strategy and Hanover, 1714-1763. in: Simms, B. (ed.) The Hanoverian dimension in British history, 1714-1837 Cambridge Cambridge University Press. pp. 252-274
Amphibious operations (2007)
Harding, R. 2007. Amphibious operations. in: Hattendorf, J.B. (ed.) The Oxford encyclopedia of maritime history Oxford Oxford University Press.

2006

Trans-Atlantic operational capability: state, resources and war, 1739-1748 (2006)
Harding, R. 2006. Trans-Atlantic operational capability: state, resources and war, 1739-1748. in: Bowen, H.V. and Gonzalez Enciso, A. (ed.) Mobilising resources for war: Britain and Spain at work during the Early Modern Period Baranain, Spain Eunsa. pp. 59-80
Expeditionary armies and naval power: the North German Campaign 1805-06 (2006)
Harding, R. 2006. Expeditionary armies and naval power: the North German Campaign 1805-06. in: Cross, A. and Lewis-Jones, H. (ed.) Trafalgar Chronicle: yearbook of the 1805 club London, UK 1805 Club. pp. 63-75
A tale of two sieges, Gibraltar 1726-7 and 1779-8 (2006)
Harding, R. 2006. A tale of two sieges, Gibraltar 1726-7 and 1779-8. in: Riley, R. (ed.) Gibraltar as a naval base and dockyard (Transactions of the Eighth Annual Conference held at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, April 2004) Portsmouth Naval Dockyards Society.

2004

West, Temple (bap. 1715, d. 1757) (2004)
Harding, R. 2004. West, Temple (bap. 1715, d. 1757). in: Oxford dictionary of national biography Oxford, UK Oxford University Press.
Vernon, Edward (1684-1757) (2004)
Harding, R. 2004. Vernon, Edward (1684-1757). in: Oxford dictionary of national biography Oxford, UK Oxford University Press.
Townsend, Isaac (1684/5-1765) (2004)
Harding, R. 2004. Townsend, Isaac (1684/5-1765). in: Oxford dictionary of national biography Oxford, UK Oxford University Press.
Steevens, Charles (bap. 1705, d. 1761) (2004)
Harding, R. 2004. Steevens, Charles (bap. 1705, d. 1761). in: Oxford dictionary of national biography Oxford, UK Oxford University Press.
Seapower: the struggle for dominance, 1650-1815 (2004)
Harding, R. 2004. Seapower: the struggle for dominance, 1650-1815. in: Early modern military history London, UK Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 177-195
Sea power: the struggle for dominance, 1650-1815 (2004)
Harding, R. 2004. Sea power: the struggle for dominance, 1650-1815. in: Mortimer, G. (ed.) Early modern military history, 1450-1815 Basingstoke, UK Palgrave Macmillan.
Peyton, Edward (d. 1749) (2004)
Harding, R. 2004. Peyton, Edward (d. 1749). in: Oxford dictionary of national biography Oxford, UK Oxford University Press.
Ogle, Sir Chaloner (1680/81-1750) (2004)
Harding, R. 2004. Ogle, Sir Chaloner (1680/81-1750). in: Oxford dictionary of national biography Oxford, UK Oxford University Press.
Mitchell, Cornelius (fl. 1709-1748) (2004)
Harding, R. 2004. Mitchell, Cornelius (fl. 1709-1748). in: Oxford dictionary of national biography Oxford, UK Oxford University Press.
Medley, Henry (d. 1747) (2004)
Harding, R. 2004. Medley, Henry (d. 1747). in: Oxford dictionary of national biography Oxford, UK Oxford University Press.
Legge, Edward (c.1710-1747) (2004)
Harding, R. 2004. Legge, Edward (c.1710-1747). in: Oxford dictionary of national biography Oxford, UK Oxford University Press.
Knowles, Sir Charles, first baronet (d. 1777) (2004)
Harding, R. 2004. Knowles, Sir Charles, first baronet (d. 1777). in: Oxford dictionary of national biography Oxford, UK Oxford University Press.
Jenkins, Robert (d. 1743) (2004)
Harding, R. 2004. Jenkins, Robert (d. 1743). in: Oxford dictionary of national biography Oxford, UK Oxford University Press.
Haddock, Nicholas (bap. 1685?, d. 1746) (2004)
Harding, R. 2004. Haddock, Nicholas (bap. 1685?, d. 1746). in: Oxford dictionary of national biography Oxford, UK Oxford University Press.
Griffin, Thomas (1692/3-1771) (2004)
Harding, R. 2004. Griffin, Thomas (1692/3-1771). in: Oxford dictionary of national biography Oxford, UK Oxford University Press.
Forbes, John (1714-1796) (2004)
Harding, R. 2004. Forbes, John (1714-1796). in: Oxford dictionary of national biography Oxford, UK Oxford University Press.
Crookshanks, John (1708-1795) (2004)
Harding, R. 2004. Crookshanks, John (1708-1795). in: Oxford dictionary of national biography Oxford, UK Oxford University Press.
Corbett, Thomas (d. 1751) (2004)
Harding, R. 2004. Corbett, Thomas (d. 1751). in: Oxford dictionary of national biography Oxford, UK Oxford University Press.
Brown, Charles (1678/9-1753) (2004)
Harding, R. 2004. Brown, Charles (1678/9-1753). in: Oxford dictionary of national biography Oxford, UK Oxford University Press.
Blakeney, William, Baron Blakeney (1671/2-1761) (2004)
Harding, R. 2004. Blakeney, William, Baron Blakeney (1671/2-1761). in: Oxford dictionary of national biography Oxford, UK Oxford University Press.
Barton, Matthew (1714/15-1795) (2004)
Harding, R. 2004. Barton, Matthew (1714/15-1795). in: Oxford dictionary of national biography Oxford, UK Oxford University Press.
Barnett, Curtis (d. 1746) (2004)
Harding, R. 2004. Barnett, Curtis (d. 1746). in: Oxford dictionary of national biography Oxford, UK Oxford University Press.

2003

The sailing Navy (2003)
Harding, R. 2003. The sailing Navy. in: Loades, D. (ed.) Reader's guide to British history London, UK Fitzroy Dearborn.
The expedition to Lorient, 1746 (2003)
Harding, R. 2003. The expedition to Lorient, 1746. in: Tracy, N. (ed.) The age of sail: the international annual of the historic sailing ship London, UK Conway Maritime.
The Merchant Navy (2003)
Harding, R. 2003. The Merchant Navy. in: Loades, D. (ed.) Reader's guide to British history London, UK Fitzroy Dearborn.
The East India Company (2003)
Harding, R. 2003. The East India Company. in: Loades, D. (ed.) Reader's guide to British history London, UK Fitzroy Dearborn.
The Darien Scheme (2003)
Harding, R. 2003. The Darien Scheme. in: Loades, D. (ed.) Reader's guide to British history London, UK Fitzroy Dearborn.

2002

The Royal Navy (2002)
Harding, R. 2002. The Royal Navy. in: Dickinson, H.T. (ed.) A companion to eighteenth-century Britain Oxford, UK Blackwell. pp. 481-488

2001

The use of intelligence in Royal Navy amphibious operations 1739-1783 (2001)
Harding, R. 2001. The use of intelligence in Royal Navy amphibious operations 1739-1783. in: Balano, R.C. and Symonds, C. (ed.) New interpretations in naval history: selected papers from the Fourteenth Naval History Symposium, held at Annapolis, Maryland, 23-25 September 1999 Naval Institute Press. pp. 4-20

2017

Naval Leadership in the Atlantic World: The Age of Reform and Revolution, 1700–1850 (2017)
Harding, R. and Guimerá, A. (ed.) 2017. Naval Leadership in the Atlantic World: The Age of Reform and Revolution, 1700–1850. London, UK University of Westminster Press.

2016

Modern Naval History: debates and prospects (2016)
Harding, R. 2016. Modern Naval History: debates and prospects. London Bloomsbury.

2011

Naval leadership and management 1650-1950 (2011)
Harding, R. and Doe, H. (ed.) 2011. Naval leadership and management 1650-1950. Boydell & Brewer.

2010

The emergence of Britain's global naval supremacy: the war of 1739-1748 (2010)
Harding, R. 2010. The emergence of Britain's global naval supremacy: the war of 1739-1748. Woodbridge Boydell & Brewer.

2008

A great and glorious victory: the Battle of Trafalgar conference papers (2008)
Harding, R. (ed.) 2008. A great and glorious victory: the Battle of Trafalgar conference papers. Barnsley Seaforth.

2006

Naval history 1680-1850 (2006)
Harding, R. (ed.) 2006. Naval history 1680-1850. Aldershot, UK Ashgate.

2005

The Royal Navy, 1930-1990: innovation and defence (2005)
Harding, R. (ed.) 2005. The Royal Navy, 1930-1990: innovation and defence. London, UK Frank Cass.
British admirals of the Napoleonic Wars: contemporaries of Nelson (2005)
Le Fevre, P. and Harding, R. (ed.) 2005. British admirals of the Napoleonic Wars: contemporaries of Nelson. London, UK Chatham.

2004

British ships in China seas: 1700 to the present day : papers presented at a conference held at the Merseyside Maritime Museum in September 2002, organised jointly by the Society for Nautical Research and National Museums on Merseyside with the support of the P.H. Holt Charitable Trust and the Swire Charitable Trust (2004)
Harding, R., Jarvis, A. and Kennerley, A. (ed.) 2004. British ships in China seas: 1700 to the present day : papers presented at a conference held at the Merseyside Maritime Museum in September 2002, organised jointly by the Society for Nautical Research and National Museums on Merseyside with the support of the P.H. Holt Charitable Trust and the Swire Charitable Trust. Liverpool, UK National Museums Liverpool.
British ships in China seas: 1700 to the present day (2004)
Harding, R., Jarvis, A. and Kennerley, A. (ed.) 2004. British ships in China seas: 1700 to the present day. Liverpool, UK National Museums Liverpool.

2003

Seapower and naval warfare, 1650-1830 (2003)
Harding, R. 2003. Seapower and naval warfare, 1650-1830. Seoul, Korea Korea Institute for Maritime Strategy.

2000

Precursors of Nelson: British admirals of the eighteenth century (2000)
Le Fevre, P. and Harding, R. (ed.) 2000. Precursors of Nelson: British admirals of the eighteenth century. London Chatham.

2012

Impact of cultural exposure on young Chinese students’ adaptation in a UK business school (2012)
Wang, Y., Harding, R. and Mai, L.W. 2012. Impact of cultural exposure on young Chinese students’ adaptation in a UK business school. Studies in Higher Education. 37 (5), pp. 621-639.

2005

The end of the amphibious option?: The cancellation of Operation Chopper, Sicily, July 1943 (2005)
Harding, R. 2005. The end of the amphibious option?: The cancellation of Operation Chopper, Sicily, July 1943. Northern Mariner. 15 (1), pp. 1-14.

2004

America, the War of 1739-48 and the development of British global power (2004)
Harding, R. 2004. America, the War of 1739-48 and the development of British global power. Journal for Maritime Research.

2000

Learning from the War: the development of British amphibious capability, 1919-1929 (2000)
Harding, R. 2000. Learning from the War: the development of British amphibious capability, 1919-1929. Mariner's Mirror. lxxxvi, pp. 173-185.

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