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Postgraduate Community

The Centre for Financial and Corporate Integrity has a thriving student community who are integral to the success of the Centre and contribute to our wide-ranging research portfolio.

Current PGR Projects

CFCI Faculty Post Graduate Team

Within our collegiate environment, our PhD candidates are well supported both within CFCI and the Faculty of Business and Law. The programmes are overseen by the University's Doctoral College, which gives our PhD candidates access to additional learning, networking and engagement opportunities. Dr Jin Suk Park is the first point of contact for PhD applications, however, CFCI also has a dedicated support team in Faculty:

Senior Research Management

Professor Panagiotis Andrikopoulos – CFCI Executive Director 

Research Degree Management

Dr Jin Suk Park – CFCI PGR Director

Nicola Boyle – Operations Manager

Research Support

Rosie Gibbard – Operations Support Manager

Amy Gravell – Research Support Administrator

Kate Pope - Research Support Administrator

Professor Ahmed El-Masry - Professor in Corporate Finance and Governance, theme Lead for Corporate Finance, Governance and Sustainability (CFGS)

Dr Abay Mulatu - Associate Professor and theme Lead for Financial Innovation and Stability (FIS)

Prof Dr Umut Turksen - Professor in Law, Cluster Lead for Law, Risk and Compliance (LRC)

Our PGR Success Stories and Testimonials

Mairi Laird – 3rd Year PGR Student in CFCI

“I am a third year PGR in the Centre for Financial and Corporate Integrity. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at Coventry and have found the staff to be really supportive and helpful. I’ve had some personal issues (two separate broken legs!) and my supervisors were massively accommodating and able to put measures in place so that I could study remotely.

I came direct from industry, and was a mature student with just an undergraduate degree and I was worried that I would be out of my depth and feel like I was making a massive academic jump to PhD level study, but the support of my team and the wider staff community such as student support services and the library subject team have helped to smooth the transition.

I have also been able to take part in two events within the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Festival of Social Sciences on bribery and corruption, helping to present research findings to both the public and to professional interested parties, which will be very useful for me as I look towards what I’m going to do after my PhD”.

Leitrim Pearson – Year 1 PGR student in CFCI

“A PhD programme plays a key role in contributing new knowledge to a field of study as well as developing the skills of the upcoming researcher. Coventry University has provided so far an outstanding experience for this PGR student by improving upon current skill sets such as analysis and problem solving, research and information management, and written and oral communication to develop my identity as a researcher. Equally, the support and resources provided by Coventry University has encouraged progression and development of researchers, emphasising the value that research students in different faculties provided to both institution and wider society. As a result, I would recommend any students wishing to peruse a research degree to highly consider Coventry University if you are passionate about developing intellectually and being part of a wider community that aims to develop our understanding of the world”.

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