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Professor Jonathan Beaverstock appointed Interim Head of School

Professor Jonathan Beaverstock

7 February 2017

Jonathan Beaverstock, Professor of International Management, has been appointed as Interim Head of the School of Economics, Finance and Management. He succeeds Professor Jill Schofield who is leaving at the end of March to take on the role of Deputy Vice-Chancellor at the University of Buckingham.

Professor Beaverstock joined the University of Bristol in January 2014. Previously, he was Professor of Economic Geography and Director of the 'Integrating Global Society' Research Priority at the University of Nottingham (2007-2013).

From 1991-2007, he held several positions at Loughborough University, including Professor and Head of the Department of Geography (2003-2007). He has been awarded Visiting Professorships at the National University of Singapore (Singapore), the University of Ghent (Belgium), the University of Western Sydney (Australia) and the University of Otago (New Zealand).

Jonathan is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences (FAcSS) and the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufacturing and Commerce (FRSA).

As an interdisciplinary social scientist, his research spans international business management, economic geography and migration studies, chiefly investigating the internationalisation of global professional service firms. Current research focuses on:

  • BREXIT and the competitiveness of the City of London;
  • the global mobility of talent (expatriation, assignments and business travel);
  • highly-skilled international labour migration and UK migration policy;
  • the internationalisation of global executive search and private wealth management firms.

Professor Beaverstock said of his appointment: “I am very excited to be leading the School for the remainder of the academic session.

“The School’s global reputation for world class research and impact, student education and employability goes from strength to strength, and I look forward to continuing this work with colleagues over the coming months.”