Research in the College of Business and Law

The College of Business and Law's Centres of Excellence and research groups provide a strong focus for research and links to knowledge exchange, and teaching/learning. Our academic staff have wide and varied experience.

Research centre

Bristol Leadership and Change Centre

A top leadership centre exploring the ways in which change is mobilised and sustained in complex and uncertain environments.

Research groups

Applied Marketing Research Group

The Applied Marketing Research Group (AMRG) exists to foster working relationships with external organisations with the aim of collaborating in areas of marketing and customer engagement.

Bristol Research in Economics

An internationally recognised cluster of leading economists pursuing innovative research in intersecting areas of economics and political economy.

Data Research, Access and Governance Network

A multi-disciplinary research group that aims to create an environment for discourse to bring differing perspectives together about data access, management and governance.

Environmental Law and Sustainability Research Group

Providing a forum for research activity in the field of environmental, sustainability and natural resources law. Members are drawn from across the University as well as externally.

Global Crime, Justice and Security Research Group

The Global Crime, Justice and Security (GCJS) Research Group provides a forum for research activity in the field of financial crime, criminal justice and procedure, serious organised crime and cyber security.

Governance and Accountability Research Group

GARG provides a forum for world-leading inter-disciplinary research in the areas of corporate governance, asset pricing, market efficiency, corporate disclosure and accountability.

Human Resources, Work and Employment

The Human Resources, Work and Employment (HRWE) Research Group takes on a reconstructive ‘both-and’ approach to human resources (HR) and employment studies research.

Innovation, Operations Management and Supply

The Innovation, Operations Management and Supply (IOMS) Research Group is formed around the core disciplines of innovation, operations management and supply chain management.

Research in Public International Law

A world-leading hub for Public International Law research and knowledge exchange locally, nationally, and globally.

Sustainable Economies Research Group

The Sustainable Economies Research Group (SERG) applies inter-disciplinary approaches to the analysis of complex systems to develop solutions and tools that can better bring forth a sustainable economy.

More about research in our college

The College of Business and Law (CBL) comprises Bristol Business School (one of the leading post-1992 university centres for research in the fields of business, management and employment) and Bristol Law School. Both Schools emphasise research as a core activity.

We support a thriving and vibrant research community with over 100 academic and research staff, renowned experts within their respective fields and nearly 100 PhD students.

Our research values are to promote innovative and collaborative research activity with a high level of commitment to theoretical development and empirical research that has practical relevance to the needs of business and the wider community.

Research projects

Re-distributed Manufacturing in Healthcare Network (RiHN)

Research resources

The Intervention Initiative is a free resource with an educational toolkit to be used by universities and colleges for the prevention of sexual coercion and domestic abuse in university settings. It was commissioned by Public Health England (PHE) and its development was funded by PHE and UWE Bristol. The original research team at UWE Bristol was comprised of Dr Rachel Fenton, Dr Helen Mott, Professor Phil Rumney and Dr Kieran McCartan. We are grateful to Dr Justin Varney from PHE for his support.

Research ethics and governance

The College of Business and Law has a Research Ethics Committee that is committed to promoting high ethical standards in the conduct of research undertaken by its staff and students.

Research publications

See a comprehensive list of College research publications.

Research and knowledge exchange

The College's research centres and groups provide a strong focus for research and links to Knowledge Exchange (KE) and teaching/learning. Accordingly, the College is well placed to develop greater strength in terms of business interaction and applied research, integrated with KE activity. This is very much in line with the increasing emphasis on business performance and engagement linked to government funding streams.

We have a strong track record of securing prestigious research grants from research councils such as the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), as well as research and consultancy from the UK Government Departments, the EU and a wide range of private, public and voluntary sector stakeholders.

Research strategy

Our strategy for 2030 is to continue to enhance our reputation for conducting research which is of direct relevance to industry, society and the environment and which combines academic excellence and policy relevance.

Research by School