SPRU - Science Policy Research Unit

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Dr David Eggleton

Post:Lecturer in Project Management with Innovation Studies (SPRU - Science Policy Research Unit)
Other posts:Associate Tutor (SPRU - Science Policy Research Unit)
 Research Student (Sussex European Institute)

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UK:01273 876874
International:+44 1273 876874
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David Eggleton received his initial training in Physics with Management at King's College London in 2007 before receiving additional Masters training in photon statistics at the University of Sussex in 2011 within the Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics group.

Following this, David switched disciplines and completed his PhD in Technology and Innovation Management at SPRU in 2018 examining leadership and project management in the context of ‘Big Science’ projects. This necessitated fieldwork at CERN in Switzerland and at Fermilab in the United States where he held visiting researcher status. Among David's recent achievements is assisting with the first SPRU Training course that ran in 2018. David’s research and teaching interests include information systems, megaproject management, knowledge-intensive organisations, and scientific policy.


Lecturer in Project Management with Innovation Studies


2012 - 2017 PhD Technology & Innovation Management, University of Sussex

Thesis title: Examining the relationship between leadership and megascience projects

2010 - 2011 MSc Physics, University of Sussex

Dissertation title: Photon statistics with an intensity interferometer

2007 - 2010 BSc Physics with Management, King's College London

Dissertation title: Measuring the refractive index of thin films with a Michelson Interferometer