Prof Damian Hughes

Prof Damian Hughes


Liquid Thinker

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Vitae Researcher Development International Conference 2013: Realising the Potential of Researchers
Sessions and workshops

Beyond Training:  Tips, tricks and theories for creating the leaders of the future



Professor Damian Hughes is the author of six best-selling books, including Liquid Thinking, Liquid Leadership and How to Change Absolutely Anything, as well the founder of the LiquidThinker Company which takes the psychological methods used by great achievers and shows, in easy steps, how you can adopt them into your own life and business.

He works as a change management consultant and sports psychologist for Sale Sharks, Warrington Wolves, England and GB Rugby League team.

He also runs a Manchester inner-city youth club, Collyhurst and Moston which has helped reduce crime and help many kids find a purpose in their lives from stopping crime to winning Olympic medals. He has also been nominated for the 2007 William Hill Sports book of the year award for Peerless, his biography of boxing great Sugar Ray Robinson. In 2009, he co-authored a critically acclaimed biography of boxing legend, Thomas Hearns in Hitman: the Thomas Hearns Story.

He was appointed as a Professor of Organisational Psychology and Change for Manchester Metropolitan University in September 2010.

His innovative and exciting approach has been praised by Sir Richard Branson, Muhammad Ali, Sir Terry Leahy, Sir Roger Bannister, Tiger Woods, Jonny Wilkinson and Sir Alex Ferguson.