I have a BSc in Business Economics from the University of Portsmouth, an MSc in Economics from the University of Southampton, and a PhD in Economics from the University of Portsmouth.
I am a Principal Lecturer in Economics and Finance, Director of Undergraduate economics courses, and Innovation Services lead for Portsmouth Business School.
My main strands of research are: Regional economics; environmental policy; economics of professional sports; corruption and malpractice. These areas of research are applications of economic theory and empirical tools to solve real world problems.
My PhD thesis investigated the impact of selling Premier League football broadcast rights on the demand for watching live matches. Internationally recognised journal articles have been published from this thesis, one of which has been awarded the Neil Rackham prize for research dissemination, appearing in a number of news and sports websites globally. More recent research has covered issues of research malpractice in economics, regional economics, and environmental policy.
Recent research funding has included the Horizon 2020 project PERCEIVE (www.perceiveproject.eu).
Recent consultancy projects have estimated the economic impact of organisations and the projects they are seeking funding for. Then, once the funding is in place, projects include monitoring and evaluating the use of funding.
Current PhD supervision includes topics in sports economics and environmental policy.