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Business and law research

Business research at St Mary's is very diverse and cross disciplinary. Staff research spans most areas of business such as marketing, finance, strategy, human resources, entrepreneurship, business ethics and globalisation.

There is an active and collaborative research culture in the school which results in innovative and cross disciplinary research of an applied nature. Academic colleagues regularly publish in high quality refereed international journals and actively participate in conferences around the globe.

Staff are also very much involved in the wider research community through being on editorial boards of journals, reviewing articles, organising conferences and actively bidding for research grants. There is a vibrant doctoral programme that builds on the research expertise in the school.

Research in Law concentrates on areas such as the business ethics, legal education and the historical impact of female lawyers. Staff have published high profile books and articles on these subjects.

Research centres

Law and Culture

The Centre for Law and Culture is an interdisciplinary hub for research at the intersections of law, justice, and the humanities.  Find out more...


Centre for Social Innovation and Global Public Service

The Centre for Social Innovation and Global Public Service is an inter-disciplinary institute of excellence focused on civic and public leadership, innovation, management and policy challenges of our time most especially in pursuit of more inclusive economies and societies. Find out more...

Research news

Is Social Enterprise the Big Issue for charities and business?

Few rags-to-riches stories can inspire as much as John Bird’s, not just because of his rise to ennoblement from a poor background, but because of his irrepressible determination to make a difference in society. It is a quality we should all have. Read more...

Events Exploring Journeys of First Women Lawyers Hosted on St Mary’s Campus

A symposium on the first women lawyers in the UK and launch of a St Mary’s academic’s book on the opening of the bar to women, were held on the campus of St Mary’s University, Twickenham, at the end of June.  Read more...