Institute of Business and Law

The Institute of Business and Law exists to promote and support research of world-leading and international quality, to provide an outstanding undergraduate and postgraduate student experience, to raise the profile of its constituent subject areas within the wider national and international academic community, and to act as a driver of knowledge creation and exchange within the region. The Institute facilitates the achievement of the mission and strategic objectives of Aberystwyth University. It provides a framework within which the research, teaching and knowledge exchange synergies of law, criminology, business management subjects and economics can be explored and exploited.

Over £4.5m has been invested at our Llanbadarn Centre to create a new business and professional environment for the Institute.

The strategic aims of the Institute are:

  • to deliver a reputation as for research leadership, by promoting work of international and world-leading quality and by enhancing its record of securing external research funding and promoting knowledge exchange activities;
  • to recruit high quality UK-domiciled, EU and international students and produce well-educated and employable graduates and postgraduates with the acquisition of knowledge and skills within their areas of study that can enhance their future career aspirations;
  • to maintain and grow a strong postgraduate research culture, through the recruitment of well-qualified and motivated research students;
  • to achieve the highest external recognition and accreditation for its educational programmes;
  • to develop and deliver an attractive and appropriate portfolio of market-led academic programmes, as well as programmes to support professional and career development;
  • to recruit the highest quality academic and administrative staff to support these aims and to expand the research and educational capacity of the Institute.

Institute Executive

Institute Director Professor Jo Crotty
Intstitute Deputy Director of Law School (acting) Dr Nerys Fuller-Love
Intstitute Deputy Director of Business School (acting) Professor Michael Christie
Institute Manager Adrian Harvey
Institute Director of Research Professor Michael Christie
Institute Director of Learning and Teaching Hugh Preston
Institute Director of Student Experience Dr Sarah Lindop
Institute Director of International and External Engagement Gavin Zhao
Institute Director of Alumni Relations Dr Olaoluwa Olusanya

Institute Staff



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Institute Manager Adrian Harvey Rheidol Building 2368
Portfolio Manager Sarah Jones Elystan Morgan Building 2549
Portfolio Manager Dr Dominika Komaniecka Elystan Morgan Building 2720

Institute Support Staff



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Student Experience Assistant Cathryn Apples 2712
Academic Operations Officer Angela James 2731
Academic Operations Officer Amanda Jones 2736
Academic Operations Officer Awen McDougall 2542
Academic Operations Assistant: Executive Assistant (Rheidol Building) Julia Miles 2501
Academic Operations Officer Jennifer Morgan 2728
Academic Operations Assistant (Monday-Thursday) Carys Pike 2523