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For more details of our PhD programme (full and part-time options), visit the Research Degrees page or contact cbsadmin@chester.ac.uk.

We normally consider applications between November and May, and in most cases the doctoral programme will be full by the end of May. In exceptional circumstances, we may consider an application submitted after this date, subject to supervisory capacity in one of the Faculty’s Research Impact Groups.

The Faculty generates applied research as well as research which has been judged as including "world leading" and "internationally excellent" in the REF 2014 exercise. 

List of potential supervisors

Potential Supervisor

Research Interests

Ann Hindley

Sustainable development goals; responsible and sustainable tourism, climate change; health and aging.

Anna Sung

Data analytics; fintech; digital transformation; microlearning.

Brian Gibbs Professional identity and qualitative research into how professionals cope with their changing roles.
Connie Hancock Entrepreneurship education in HE setting; leadership and entrepreneurship.
David Acquaye Project finance; stock market reaction to news (event study); joint ventures and capital structure.
David Perrin

Applied business, management and leadership for professionals; experiential learning and reflective practice at work; HE systems and approaches; organisational behaviour and ambidexterity; political and economic theory; public policy.

Debbie Scott Experiential learning and reflective practice at work; study skills issues for distance; work-based learners; wellbeing, thriving and resilience at work.
Farid Ullah Entrepreneurship; economic growth, sustainability and development; entrepreneurship in conflict and difficult areas; religion, ethnic and female entrepreneurship.
Gina Holmes Applied business, management and leadership for professionals; experiential learning and reflective practice at work; organisational behaviour and ambidexterity; volunteers in the third sector and the psychological contract; wellbeing, thriving and resilience at work.
Henry Sidsaph Sustainable development; alternative food networks and entrepreneurship.
Joe Howe New energy and sustainability; industrial decarbonisation, hydrogen, carbon capture utilisation and storage.
Jon Talbot Experiential learning and reflective practice at work; HE systems and approaches.
Kelvin Leong Data analytics; fintech; data mining; digital transformation; microlearning.
Kurt Allman Contemporary challenges in business strategy; creating and implementing strategy; business model use and application. Enterprising cultures and organisations, and leading complexity and change.
Lisa Rowe Applied business, management and leadership for professionals; experiential learning and reflective practice at work; intergenerational behaviours and tensions at work; leadership coaching and mentoring; organisational behaviour and ambidexterity; liminal dimensions and identities; wellbeing, thriving and resilience at work.
Maeve Marmion Tourism and ageing; tourism ethics; heritage management; ethics in marketing and qualitative research methodologies.
Neil Moore Applied business, management and leadership for professionals, experiential learning and reflective practice at work, intergenerational behaviours and tensions at work, leadership coaching and mentoring, organisational behaviour and ambidexterity, liminal dimensions and identities, wellbeing, thriving and resilience at work, sport management.
Paul Folan Applied business, management and leadership for professionals, Performance management and measurement systems, product lifecycle and supply chain management.
Pippa Weston Applied business, management & leadership for professionals; experiential learning and reflective practice at work; organisational behaviour and ambidexterity, wellbeing, thriving and resilience at work.
Tim Brown Charity fundraising; charitable events; events management and operations; event logistics; experiential learning in events; event marketing; economic impact of events; socio-cultural impacts of events.
Trevor Omoruyi Performance management; leadership, motivation theories; service marketing; relationship marketing; retail management; higher education marketing; service dominant logic.

Awards and Rankings

  • Top 10 in the UK for postgraduate research according to the Postgraduate Research Experience Survey 2019. 
  • Ranked 201+ in European Teaching Rankings 2019 (Times Higher Education Rankings)

The University of Chester is also the winner of:

Chester Business School is a member of AACSB and CABS. The school is also an advanced Signatory of the Principles for Responsible Management Education.

Contacts

PhD Programme

Prof Kelvin Leong
k.leong@chester.ac.uk

DBA/DProf Programme Dr Lisa Rowe
lisa.rowe@chester.ac.uk