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Research centres are a crucial link between theory and practice and play a key role in implementing our impact strategy. Our research centres are closely related to subject areas and reflect current research interests of our faculty. Key performance indicators for our research centres include (1) knowledge exchange with external stakeholders and end users of our research, (2) collaborative research projects with practitioners, and (3) grant applications and external research income.

Centres of excellence

The Costas Grammenos Centre for Shipping, Trade and Finance (STF) facilitates international dialogue between industry, government and academic leaders, and undertakes applied research.

Centre for Charity Effectiveness (CCE) provides a unique centre of excellence in Europe with a mission to increase the effectiveness and achievement of voluntary and community organisations.

Interdisciplinary Research Centres

Centre for Healthcare Innovation Research (CHIR) aims to mobilise expertise and people from a range of academic and professional disciplines to address the challenge of embedding innovation in healthcare systems.

The Centre for Creativity in Professional Practice researches and educates about new forms of interdisciplinary, extraordinary and creative leadership, to build a new generation of creative leaders with extraordinary capabilities.

Research Centres

Business Models and Technologies (BMT) bridges the technology/business interface by focusing on science-based sectors and key issues that exercise practitioners, policy-makers and academics.

Centre for Asset Management Research (CAMR) provides a stimulating environment where academic theory can be discussed as readily as the latest trends, products and developments in the asset management industry. The Centre's activities are aimed at encouraging this relationship between theory and practice.

Centre for Banking Research (CBR) promotes high calibre academic research in the field of banking and to foster the teaching of banking subjects to a high standard.

Centre for Creativity in Professional Practice researches and educates about the new forms of interdisciplinary creative leadership needed to make sense of complex modern challenges – from the political and the technological, to the business and the societal.

Centre for Econometric Analysis (CEA) promotes and supports research by leading researchers in econometrics (methodological and applied, macro and micro), financial econometrics, and other quantitative methods used in finance.

Centre for Financial Analysis and Reporting Research (CeFARR) develops user-relevant research in the areas of financial reporting and analysis for the valuation of securities.

Centre for Professional Service Firms (CPSF) is dedicated to researching the professions, professional service firms, and the professionals who work within them.

Digital Leadership Research Centre (DLRC) investigates the strategic and organisational implications of the digital transformation process undertaken by firms in recent decades.

Emerging Markets Group
(EMG) provides a forum for research and exchange of information on foreign exchange and financial markets in emerging economies.

Ethos: The Centre for Responsible Enterprise (CRE) explores issues of responsibility, sustainability, ethics and governance in organisations.

Mergers and Acquisitions Research Centre (MARC) is the first centre at a major business school to pursue leading-edge research into the global mergers and acquisitions industry.

Pensions Institute (PI) serves as a clearing house for information on pensions, with particular emphasis on the UK system and publicises PI research and activities. The Pensions Institute is the first and only UK academic research centre focused entirely on pensions research.

Real Estate Research Centre aims to provide a dynamic link between the academic community and practitioners involved in real estate, building on the foundations of existing rigorous research, with a particular focus on real estate finance.

The Centre for Innovation and Disruption (Cass X) aims to become a world-leader in innovation education and research. Working closely with its research fellows, Cass X serves as a dynamic and intellectual hub for disruptors and members of the community interested in innovation in both start-ups, corporate and public sector domains.

Research and special interest groups

Accounting Group (AG) are researchers in the accounting area.