Graham Dietz was a highly talented teacher and researcher at Durham University Business School. He died a few days before Christmas in 2014, following a heart attack. Only a month before he had been involved in a serious accident while riding his bike in Durham City. He and a friend from the Business School, Dr Karen Elliott, started talking about improving conditions for cycling in Durham. Following his death so soon afterwards Karen determined to launch a petition, calling on Durham County Council to collaborate in achieving the vision for safe cycling throughout the city and beyond. The petition achieved over 1400 signatures, and the Trust Pathways concept has blossomed into a campaign.
- Safe cycling campaign honours popular teacher (Northern Echo)
- A tribute to Graham Dietz (First International Network on Trust)
- The original petition (Change.org)
Some of Graham’s work on trust in business and society:
- Dietz, Graham (2011) Going back to the source: Why do people trust each other?. Journal of Trust Research, 1(2): 215-222.
- Gillespie, N. and Dietz, G. (2009) Trust repair after an organization-level failure. Academy of Management Review, vol. 34 no. 1, p. 127-145.
- Dietz, G. & Gillespie, N. (2011). Building and restoring organisational trust. Institute of Business Ethics.