Discover the Institute of Business, Industry and Leadership
Through the University of Cumbria’s Institute of Business, Industry and Leadership, our research focuses on the creation of sustainable economies, regions, places and organisations, for the benefit of society. Our researchers engage globally on issues including sustainable development, partnerships and leadership, human resources management, corporate social responsibility, development of regional economies, marketing and online media, project management, and engineering.
Regional Economic Development
Leadership and Sustainability
Project and Engineering Management
30% of our research outputs are ‘internationally excellent’ (3*)
50% of our research impact is ‘internationally excellent’ (3*)
63% of our research environment is ‘recognised internationally’ (2*)
Impact Case Studies
Our research evidences a high degree of user engagement and has generated impacts extending beyond academia. This includes collaborations with international bodies such as the European Union, the European Regional Development Fund and UNESCO, as well as regional bodies such as the Association of North East Councils and the Institute for Local Governance. We have worked with the Health and Safety Executive to design and undertake a study on loss of containment of non-radiological materials in the nuclear sector; with the EU Commission on deep adaption to climate change; and with local councils on implementing the UN’s ‘Sustainable Development Goals’ within policy and practice.
Two ‘impact case studies’ were submitted to REF2021, with details below.
Dr Angela Anthonisz, PhD
Principal Lecturer Tourism Management, Institute of Business, Industry and Leadership
Professor Jem Bendell, PhD
Professor of Sustainability Leadership, Institute of Business, Industry and Leadership
Professor Andy Gale, PhD
Professor of Project Management, The Senior Leaders Team
Professor Frank Peck, PhD
Research Professor in Regional Development, Institute of Business, Industry and Leadership
Dr Gail Mulvey, PhD
Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Business, Industry and Leadership
Dr David Murphy, PhD
Associate Professor of Sustainability and Collaborative Leadership, Institute of Business, Industry and Leadership
Dr Raye Ng, PhD
Principal Lecturer in Business and International Development, Institute of Business, Industry and Leadership
Our Staff Continued
|Dr Hatham Besaiso - Project Management||Ron Lawson - Senior Lecturer in Leadership|
|Associate Professor Wilson Ozuem - Associate Professor in Digital Marketing and Innovation||Maria Mouratidou - Lecturer in HRM and Organisational Behaviour|
Centre for Regional Economic Development
Established in 1996, the Centre for Regional Economic Development is recognised regionally, nationally, and internationally for its high-quality research and consultancy on regional economic change, local governance and regeneration.
Initiative For Leadership & Sustainability
IFLAS is a global hub of inquiry, teaching, and dialogue on enabling the transition to more fair and sustainable societies.