About us

About us

The Centre for Financial and Corporate Integrity (CFCI) was established in 2017 with the purpose of exploring the complex interrelationships between economics, finance, accounting and law that together inform transformative events facing global corporations and affect relevant stakeholders in terms of social, economic and environmental welfare and sustainability.

Transformative issues and events including corporate scandals, global financial crises, economic instability and inequality in welfare allocation have placed increased public scrutiny on the operation of financial markets; the way organisations are governed; compliance with laws and regulations; alongside their wider responsibility to society.

Our aim is to deliver research that can better interpret such events and have meaningful impact for policy makers and society.

Our moto is to “Eradicate Economic Inequality and Corruption by Celebrating Corporate Integrity and Individual Accountability”. As such, we aim to provide solutions to both national and international problems that not only affect current global citizens but our future generations as well.

CFCI brings our expertise in finance, economics, corporate accountability and law together to provide an appropriate ‘hub’ to explore the synergetic and inter-disciplinary nature of such research problems. We all understand that to deliver research that can better interpret, challenge and have meaningful impact for policy makers, there is a need to move away from a traditional discipline-specific approach and adopt a more holistic model that focuses on both the internal and external drivers of financial and economic contemporary problems facing global businesses.

Our academics have demonstrated a proven track record of highly reputable academic publications and research funding working alongside an ever-growing network of academic and professional partnerships here in the UK and abroad.

I would like to encourage you to access and learn more about our published research and funded research projects, engage with our academic staff, and become an active member of our lively research community.

We welcome conversations exploring how we can work with you to improve society and welfare for all.

Professor Panagiotis Andrikopoulos, Executive Director

Core themes

Our research is focussed within three core themes; Law, Risk and Compliance (LRC), Finance and Governance (FG) and Applied Economic Analysis and Policy (AEAP).

The aim of all our research themes is to create awareness and understanding of those issues to a wider audience including local businesses, multi-national corporations and other relevant stakeholders.


Our team 

The Centre for Financial and Corporate Integrity (CFCI) has a strong Research Team and support staff who are not only delivering impactful research affecting policy and governance of UK and international business, but also creating an exciting and innovative environment for Post Graduate Researchers and early career researchers.

Our leadership team

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Professor Nigel Berkeley

Faculty Associate Dean for Research

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Mrs Nicola Boyle

CFCI Operations Manager

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Dr Abay Mulatu

Applied Economic Analysis & Policy Theme Lead

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Professor Ahmed El-Masry

Professor of Corporate Finance and Governance and Theme Lead

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Professor Umut Turksen

Professor in Law and Law, Risk and Compliance Theme Lead

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