Dr Judy Payne                                                                    

Judy works as a management consultant and reluctant academic specialising in knowledge management, collaborative working and learning. Her work is positioned firmly on the boundaries between academia and practice. Not the most comfortable place to be, but there’s such a huge gap between the two that there’s a lot of bridging to be done.

Judy works with public, private and third sector organisations to improve their management of knowledge, with universities to develop and deliver online degree programmes and with master’s students to help them learn how to do management research. Judy chairs the BSI Knowledge Management Standards Committee and is a member of the ISO working group that developed the Knowledge Management standard published in 2018. She co-founded and co-chairs the APM Knowledge SIG.

She contributed new knowledge management sections to APM Bok7, the sixth edition of the Project Management Institute’s PMBOK® Guide and the Axelos P3O® Manual – and is the lead author of Managing knowledge in project environments published by Routledge in May 2019. She is the author of many articles published in journals including KM Review, Organisations and People, Strategic HR Review, Assets, Project, and HR Magazine. With Vanessa Randle, Judy also produces short whiteboard animation videos including a series of ‘Courageous Conversations’ published by APM. 


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