IBL Research

The Institute of Business and Law continues to build on its reputation 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.

We focus on a strong postgraduate research culture, through the recruitment of well-qualified and motivated research students and Research led academics. You can find out more about the Institutes research projects and students below.

The Aberystwyth Business School (ABS) scored very well in the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF), a periodic assessment of the quality of research at UK universities. Headline results show that in respect of the quality of research, 95% of the work submitted has been judged 'internationally recognised' by the assessors.

Aberystwyth Law School (ALS) scored 98% in their research activity at the level of Internationally Recognised and above, 96.5% of publications are at the level of Internationally Recognised and above and 100% of our impact activity is at the level of Internationally Recognised and above, with 27% being World leading.

Research Seminar Series

The Institute of Business and Law Research Seminar Series

There are seminars until the end of the semester (and maybe even a little beyond). The schedule (TBC) will contain seminars from colleagues in all three of the IBL themes, plus occasional external speakers. Invitation is open to Staff and Postgraduate Students.

Wednesdays, 16.00 – 17.0, Rheidol 0.38







1 Feb

Abdi Ali

"Does commodity price volatility discourage economic openness? The role of polarisation"

8 Feb


15 Feb

Chris Harding

“Sanction accumulation, in relation to the enforcement of rules against business cartels”

22 Feb

Engobo Emeseh

"The SDGs, Access to Justice and Environmental Victims"

1 Mar

Shafiul Azam

“Triggers and drivers of deprivation dynamics in multiple dimensions in Wales and the rest of UK”.

8 Mar

Jan Breitsohl

“Brand teasing: Antecedents of consumers' aggressive humour online”

15 Mar

Ryszard Piotrowicz

“Ethical employment in supply chains: Cardiff takes the lead”

22 Mar

Mandy Talbot

“Farm tourism in Wales: A new peasantry perspective”

29 Mar

Dr Matthew Gobey (Manchester Metropolitan University)

“End of the national tax on local growth:  Local employment or financial distress?”


5 Apr

Peter Midmore

“The science of impact and the impact of agricultural science”

3 May

Kerry Lewis

“Nature conservation in Wales and Brexit”

10 May

Ratnes Alahakone

“Corporate volunteering : An analysis of the drivers, mediating mechanisms and outcomes”

17 May

Arnab Bhattacharjee (Herriot-Watt University)

“Inferring Structural Ordering: How does the UK economy respond to international shocks?”

24 May

Marco Odello


31 May

David Dowell (Methodology)

“Assessing cultural value: A comparative analysis of travel cost and alternative methods”

7 June

Marvyn Boatswain (Kingston University)


14 June

Aloysius Igboekwu

“Empirical evidence of Initial Public Offering underpricing and initial returns in China stock markets”

21 June

Wyn Morris

“Farm technology adoption, entrepreneurship and income opportunities”

28 June

Helen Codd

(Lancashire Law School)

“Lemurs versus synchronised swimmers? Responses to child victims of sexual offences”



Aberystwyth Law School

An Overview of Staff listed by Research Expertise and Interests


A New Blog -  the Welsh Law Watch

Our very own Alan Clarke, Sarah Wydall and John Williams  have been awarded a major research grant of £890,000 from the Big Lottery as part of a £1.3m research project on justice and elder abuse. Congratulations!... Read more

Speaking Truths to Power by Jarrett Blaustein - forthcoming in May 2015 - presents a rigorous institutional-level analysis of the effects of globalisation on local policing using data generated from two ethnographic case studies conducted in 2011 in the transitional, post-conflict society of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Through a study of the structures, mentalities and practices, it situates the phenomenon of 'glocal policing' in relation to the convergence of development and security discourses following the collapse of the Soviet Union and raises important questions about the purpose and value of criminological engagement with transitional policing...   Read more‌

Richard Ireland is a brilliant advocate for the study of Welsh history, but he also opens up ideas that are not tied to one country or period. This book is a wonderful example of the richness that a fine historian can bring to the subject.' Philip Rawlings, The Roy Goode Professor of Commercial Law, Queen Mary University of London, UK
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Richard W Ireland is also our TV star. February 2015 saw an appearance by him on BBC 1’s The One Show, where he discussed the treatment and detention of “aliens” in the First and Second World Wars (although his appearance in the rather unfamiliar surroundings of a barber’s shop was perhaps the most memorable aspect). This followed a previous appearance on the show which considered the introduction of photography into the nineteenth century penal system. Richard is no stranger to the broadcast media. His contribution to C4’s Lost Buildings of Britain: Millbank Penitentiary still sometimes surfaces in repeats on digital TV. Radio credits include Radio 4’s The Long View, a series of talks on BBC Wales’s Roy Noble Show and appearances on the same station’s Past Master series.

Research Seminars, Conferences and Public Lectures

Research Centres and Projects

The CHOICE Project - Elder Abuse and Justice

Welsh Centre for Legal Affairs (CWLA)

Welsh Centre for Crime and Social Justice

Explaining and Understanding Cartel Collusions

Aberystwyth Law School, Aberystwyth University, Elystan Morgan Building, Llanbadarn, Aberystwyth, SY23 3AS
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Aberystwyth Business School

The Aberystwyth Business School (ABS) is research-led, reflecting the values of Aberystwyth University. At ABS we're committed to developing research that is unique, relevant and applicable to a management, business or finance environment. We're also committed to ensuring that our research activities and publications are of international importance, offering business, management and finance solutions that can be applied across sectors, cultures and discipline areas.

We have an excellent team of academics offering a broad, collective expertise, gained from both professional experience and academic research. Our academics have supervised a wide range of post-doctoral research papers and have used their research knowledge to develop exclusive and distinctive business, management and finance programmes to the benefit of all our undergraduate and postgraduate students.

The research expertise represented at our school has enabled us to develop excellent partnerships with companies in business, industry and commerce and a global network of academic contacts and partnerships with other academic institutions.

In addition to the broad range of research interests represented by our academic faculty, we have attracted recognition for specific areas of research expertise, represented by our research centres:

If you are interested in studying a research course with us please see our Research Courses

Aberystwyth Business School, Aberystwyth University, Rheidol Building, Llanbadarn , Aberystwyth, SY23 3AL
Tel: Email: miminfo@aber.ac.uk