Postgraduate research


Economics, Finance and Accounting

Professor Marcel Ausloos

  • Modelling socio- and econo- problems with classical physics concepts (econophysics & sociophysics approaches)
  • Data statistical analysis, including studies of correlations
  • Time series analyses, including multi-fractals schemes
  • Financial crashes
  • Growth (and decay) complexity models including population and company evolutions
  • Migration, taxation, geolocalisation, religious affiliations, sexual, & physical constraints
  • Sport and academic ranking
  • Scientometrics and informetrics

Mr Mark Burridge

  • Industrial Economics
  • Finance and European Economies 

Dr Godfrey Charles-Cadogan

  • Decision theory
  • Behavioural economics
  • Behavioural finance
  • Asset pricing
  • Econometrics theory and applications
  • Mathematical finance
  • Probability theory and stochastic processes

Professor Peter Jackson

  • Public Sector Financial Management
  • Public Expenditure Analysis
  • Thinking about Time and Uncertainty
  • Economic Analysis of Organisations and Bureaucracy
  • Public Policy Analysis 

Kishor Lodhia

  • Accounting and its social and organisational contexts
  • Implementation of International Finance Reporting Standards (IFRS)
  • Accounting for intangible assets
  • The Politics of Accounting Regulation 

Dr Silvia Pazzi

  • Public sector accounting; performance measurement in public sector and public services
  • Local governments fiscal health

Dr Sandro Sozzo

  • Theoretical and experimental aspects of human decision-making under uncertainty
  • Applications to psychology, economics and finance  

Mr Andy Wynne

  • Identifying existing good practices within public financial management in the Global South, especially in sub-Saharan Africa
  • Critiques of the standard New Public Management reforms promoted by donors, including accrual accounting, Medium Term Expenditure Frameworks, Integrated Financial Management Information Systems, programme budgeting, performance and risk based audit

Marketing, Innovation, Strategy and Operations

Professor Paul Baines

  • Political marketing
  • Strategic Communications
  • Market segmentation and positioning
  • Emotional appeals in marketing communications

Dr Nicola Bateman

  • Public service and performance measurement
  • Visual management
  • Continuous improvement
  • Lean operations

Dr Simon A Bennett

  • Civil and military aviation human factors: teamwor, communicatio, morale and hierarchy
  • Threat-and-error management
  • Situation awareness
  • Automation, simulation and regulation
  • Aviation incident and accident investigation

Dr Wei-Fen Chen

  • Social inequality
  • Emerging markets
  • Anti-consumerism
  • Advertising 
  • Shopping tourism
  • Identity and taste change
  • Qualitative methodologies

Dr Steve Conway

  • The management and/or shaping of innovation
  • The nature and role of social and/or organisational networks in innovation, entrepreneurship, and knowledge creation and sharing
  • Innovation within the public sector, not-for-profit sector
  • Service innovation
  • Innovation as a political or emotional process

 Dr James Fitchett
  • Consumer Culture
  • Post Industrial Society
  • Marketing Theory
  • Qualitative Methodologies

Dr Cristina Galalae

  • Multicultural market places
  • Acculturation studies
  • Experiential consumption
  • Ephermeral retail spaces (e.g. festivals, markets, pop-up stores
  • Consumer Culture Theory
  • Transformative Consumer Research
  • Qualitative methodologies 

Professor William Green

  • Creative industries
  • Design and market research
  • Healthcare and human factors
  • Information systems: design, implementation and adoption
  • Innovation: theory and practice
  • Interdisciplinary research
  • Socio-technical systems: design, implementation and adoption
  • User/human centred design

Dr Mihalis Kavaratzis

  • Place/City Marketing
  • Place/City Branding
  • Tourism Destination Marketing
  • Hospitality Marketing
  • Tourism Management and Planning
  • Corporate Marketing
  • Non-Profit Marketing

Dr Ai-Ling Lai

  • The Body in Consumer Culture
  • Identity and Subjectivity
  • Consumption and Culture
  • Advertising and Marketing Communications

Dr Winfred Onyas

  • Market Studies - making and shaping markets and global value chains to address poverty in developing and emerging economies
  • Frugal and Inclusive Innovation
  • Mobile money as a market shaping device
  • Social enterprise at the base of the pyramid
  • Qualitative research methodologies

Dr Nikiforos Panourgias

  • Technology and financial markets
  • Clearing and settlement and the post-trade operations of financial markets
  • Digital creativity and innovation
  • Challenges of valuing digital innovations
  • Cross-disciplinary collaboration in digital innovations development

Dr Georgios Patsiaouras

  • Empirical and cross-cultural research on conspicuous consumption practices
  • Contemporary and historical aspects of marketing and advertising theory
  • Sustainability and marketing practices
  • The marketing and consumption of natural resources (with emphasis on water)
  • Interdisciplinary approaches to consumer behaviour

Dr Martin Quinn

  • Regional policy
  • Economic development
  • Public administration/policy and governance 

Dr Nibedita S Ray-Bennett

  • Sociology of disasters
  • Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR)
  • Health security in disasters
  • Gender mainstreaming in disasters
  • Reflective practice and systems thinking in disaster management - particularly in South Asia and from other developing nations

Professor Mike Saren

  • Consuming the Body
  • Computer-Mediated Marketing
  • Material Culture and Market Relations
  • Service Logic and Consumer Empowerment

Dr Olga Suhomlinova

  • Institutionalism
  • Organisational Ecology
  • Leadership
  • Identity 

Dr Christiana Tsaousi

  • Consumption and discursive constructions of femininity
  • Sexuality and the body
  • Consumer culture and mundane forms of consumption (e.g. underwear)
  • Construction of identity and body through media
  • Managing identity in social networking sites

Work, Employment, Management and Organisations

Dr Matt Allen

  • Organisational discourse
  • Science and technology
  • Creative industries and cultural economy
  • New media
  • Collective memory

Dr Godbless Akaighe

  • Leadership and followership
  • Leader and follower narcissism
  • Individual and team well-being
  • Workplace interactions/relationships
  • Identity/social identity
  • Gender in leadership

Professor Philip Almond

  • Economic, social, political and geographical contexts to management
  • Multinational companies
  • Corporate globalisation
  • Qualitative-led approaches to international comparisons   

Dr Tania Arrieta

  • The links between economic & social policy
  • The precarity of the labour market
  • Class & politics
  • Employment practices in public organisations
  • Policymaking & the public sector

Dr Sally-Anne Barnes

  • Careers, career pathways and the transitions into and through the labour market
  • Lifelong career guidance and learning across the life course
  • Labour market data and its technical applications, focussing on careers
  • Transformation of careers and the labour market

Dr Amanda Berlan

  • Cocoa production and chocolate
  • Sustainability, especially in the area of food
  • Child rights and child labour in global supply chains
  • Ethics and consumption
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • UN Sustainable Development Goals
  • Qualitative research methods, especially child-focussed research methods and participatory approaches

Dr Daniel Bishop

  • Informal learning at work
  • Training and workplace learning in small organisations
  • Initial and continuing development in the professions
  • Staff development in schools, colleges and universities

Dr Joseph Choonara

  • Employment relations theory
  • Issues of social class and class analysis
  • Labour process analysis
  • Labour markets and labour market theory
  • Precarity, precarious work and insecurity
  • The social, political, ecological and economic contexts of work and employment
  • Labour movements, organisations and struggles 
  • Institutional change in capitalist systems
  • Social theories of Bourdieu and Boltanski
  • Langauge (especially definition) as an organising practice

Professor Ana Cristina Costa

  • Trust in organisations: Multileveland cross level
  • Innovation adn wellbeing at work
  • Fairness and justice at work
  • Applicant perspectives to HRM practices

Professor John Cromby

  • Feeling, affect, emotion, mood
  • Technology, organisation and management
  • Psychological perspectives on mental health

Dr Amanda Earley

  • Critical marketing and critical theory
  • Consumer culture theory
  • Cultural, media, sociological, area and gender studies
  • Qualitative methods (ethnography, interview, content analysis, visual analysis, rhetorical analysis, critical discourse analysis, political analysis, film and television studies)
  • Quantitative methods (scale development, survey, economic)
  • Activism, art, sustainability, social media and food studies

Professor Matt Flynn

  • Age management, older workers, retirement
  • Migrant workers
  • Mid-career job transitions
  • International HRM

Dr Chris Grocott

  • Political economy (including, but not limited to, the work of Hayek and Marx, as well as neoliberal and Marxian theoretical frameworks)
  • The ideas, activities, and organisation of trade unions and other worker’s movements such as anarchism (both in the contemporary world and historically)
  • The organisation of the gambling and gaming industry since the 1970s
  • The development of capitalism and the relationship between the state, labour, and capital
  • Ideology in the capitalist world
  • The British Empire; decolonisation and post-colonial society; neo-imperialism; links between capitalism and imperialism
  • All aspects of the remaining UK overseas dependent territories, and in particular Gibraltar since 1704
  • All aspects of twentieth and twenty-first century Spain 

Dr Nikolaus Hammer

  • Global value chain analysis
  • Social compliance in global value chains
  • Labour market segmentation
  • Restructuring of work and employment in emerging economies/BRICS
  • International HRM and comparative capitalisms
  • Fundamental labour rights and corporate social responsibility
  • International industrial relations and trade unionism

Dr Dennis Pepple 

  • Employment relations
  • Diversity management
  • Work psychology
  • Business aspects of HR
  • HR and data analytics 

Dr Reka Plugor

  • Transitions into and out of work (education, precarious employment, retirement, sick leave and maternity/paternity leave)
  • Higher education student experience
  • Employee experience and employee experience management
  • MSP - the experiences of people in multiple status positions
  • Qualitative, quantitative or mixed methods – with a particular interest in narrative studies and studies using innovative and/or visual methods

Dr Deborah Price

  • Self and social identity

Dr Chandrima Roy

  • Employment and work experiences in the Global South
  • Technological disruption, employee experiences and workplace productivity in Business Process Outsourcing sector
  • Work and employment in the UK social care sector

  • Employers’, business, and professional organisations
  • Cross-national comparative employment relations – especially concerning political and geographical contexts
  • Ideology, identity-work, and institutional theory in organisations
  • Social networks, politically connected firms, and lobbying
  • Drug taking
  • Wellbeing and effects of modern work
  • Performance enhancement
  • Sport and work

Dr Eimer Sparham

  • The relationship of National Culture and studying via Distance Learning
  • High performance work practices
  • Women breadwinners

Dr Hana Trollman

  • Food industry management
  • Food security
  • Food supply chains
  • Food waste
  • Strategies for food systems (food safety, food quality, resilience)
  • Consumer health and nutrition
  • Ecological embeddedness
  • Circular economy
  • Sustainability
  • Consumer behaviour
  • Industry 4.0 technologies (e.g. AI blockchain) as related to the above

Dr Fuk Ying Tse

  • Pay/reward management
  • Pay communication
  • Labour process theory
  • Employment relations and labour movements in an East Asian context

 Dr Katharine Venter

  • Work/ family interface.
  • Paid and unpaid work
  • Women in management/ Women's careers
  • Non-profit and voluntary sector organisations

Dr Sigmund Wagner-Tsukamoto

  • Business ethics, CSR and economics
  • United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) and organizational behavior issues (case studies of companies that implement UNGC)
  • ‘Green’, environmentally-friendly consumer behaviour (especially ‘green’ knowledge research on consumers, psychology or anthropology)
  • Economics and religion; and constitutional and institutional economic research on the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament

Dr Glynne Williams

  • Industrial/employment relations, particularly with a focus on: multinational companies and their contractors; outsourcing and public sector restructuring
  • Outsourcing and public sector restructuring
  • Union organising
  • International and comparative industrial relations
  • Employment relations consequences of an ageing workforce

Dr Martin Wood

  • Process philosophy
  • General sociological questions concerning organisations
  • People in organisations

Professor Stephen Wood

  • Good work agenda
  • Payment Systems
  • Homeworking
  • Ageing and work performance
  • Well-being and work-home conflict

Dr Huiping Xian

  • Gender studies
  • Women's careers
  • HRM in China
  • Cross-cultural research methods

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