Creating Promising Futures Through Social Construction
Professor, Division of Management
OHSU (Oregon Health Sciences University)
Portland, OR 97202
Hilary Bradbury, Ph.D., is a scholar-practitioner whose work focuses on the human and organizational dimensions of creating collaborative learning communities. Hilary’s own research is on personal integration as a key for advancing human capacity for collaborative organizing. She obtained her undergraduate degree in German/Theology at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland and continued at graduate level at Harvard and University of Chicago’s Divinity Schools. Starting her professional academic career at Case Western Reserve University’s department of Organization Behavior, she became Professor of Management in Oregon’s Health Sciences University (OHSU) in 2012. Hilary is also Visiting Professor of Action Research for the Business School of Lausanne in Switzerland, Research Associate with the Taos Institute and with IDS at Suffolk University, UK. Hilary’s work with action research originally took off in collaboration with Peter Reason. She has since edited three volumes of the Handbook of Action Research and serves the peer reviewed journal Action Research as Editor-in-Chief. Today in support of practitioners and educators, Hilary convenes AR+, a virtual community for participatory action researchers to nurture global interactivity and working partnerships between scholars and practitioners: actionresearchplus.com. Hilary’s journal articles on the action research response to systemic collaborative challenges of our time, such as collaboration for sustainability, healthcare and education have appeared in Organization Science, Leadership Quarterly, Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, Academy of Management Learning and Education, Sloan Management Review, among others. Hilary's most recent book is Eros/Power: Love in the Spirit of Inquiry. Transforming How Women and Men Relate, is co-authored with Bill Torbert and published by Integral Publishers, 2016. Hilary practices collaborative living with her family and is involved various cooperative communities in her adopted home of Portland, Oregon. Hilary is a senior practitioner in the Soto Zen tradition and happily offers mindfulness instruction.