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Research impact from the Centre for Governance, Regulation and Industrial Strategy (CGR&IS)

Our contribution to stimulating academic debates and informing policy-makers, regulators and businesses.


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We are contributing to academic and practitioner debates through our research on governance, regulation and industrial strategy.

As a centre, we work in close collaboration with the academic and business world, to create a platform for the exchange of research and ideas.

We are helping to further academic and practitioner debates through our publications, policy work and events.


Highly regarded globally, our CGR&IS researchers regularly contribute to leading international journals.


As an integral part of our research, we also contribute directly to policy-making decisions outside of academia. For example:

  • Dr Fai and Professor Tomlinson appointed to Swindon and Wiltshire LEP Industrial Strategy Independent Review Panel, April 2019. Professor Tomlinson was also appointed to the West of England's Skills Advisory Panel.
  • Professor Tomlinson appointed a Commissioner for the All Party Parliamentary Manufacturing Group Enquiry into Local Industrial Strategies, February 2019.
  • research by Dr Giansante directly informed the Reserve Bank of India on macro-prudential regulations in accordance with new Basel III requirements by designing systemic risk stress-testing models. Read more
  • Professor Zalewska undertook research for the UK Financial Services Authority (FSA) on consumers’ complaints data collected by the FSA, which contributed to the debate on the role of transparency of information in financial markets. Read more
  • Professor Zalewska has undertaken policy research for leading independent regulators such as the UK Competition Commission and private organisations such as Water UK (the organisation which represents, and is funded by, all major UK water and wastewater service suppliers at national and European level, and for many leading companies.
  • Dr Branston's work has had an important impact on the discussion into the appropriate regulation of smoking. He works closely with Action on Smoking and Health (ASH), The Irish Cancer Society, The Irish Heart Foundation, The Royal Economics society, the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), and Cancer Research UK (CRUK).


We organise international conferences and seminars, to share findings from our research, bring academics and practitioners together, and increase academic knowledge on regulation and governance issues. Read more about our events.


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