Dr Judy Payne

Judy Payne 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. She speaks regularly at conferences and in webinars, and facilitates multi-stakeholder workshops for clients.

Until 2011, Judy was a director of the Henley KM Forum – an internationally recognised centre of excellence in knowledge management – where she led many collaborative research projects with the Forum’s practitioner members. She is a member of the BSI Knowledge Management Standards Committee and of the ISO working group for Knowledge Management.

Frustrated by lack of awareness of knowledge management in project environments, Judy co-founded and co-chairs the Association for Project Management’s Knowledge Group and the KM in Projects online community. She has contributed new knowledge management sections to the sixth edition of the Project Management Institute’s PMBOK® Guide and the Axelos P3O® Manual. She is currently writing a book on managing knowledge in project environments.

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 the Association for Project Management. 

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