Dr Derek Watson, a senior lecture in Sunderland Business School, said: “Cyprus Business School is fully committed to further establishing itself as a world leader in research and is striving to source experts globally. I am delighted to be part of such a dynamic multi-national team of researchers. I am confident that under my new role, we will foster closer research, commercial and teaching opportunities between our institutions and this will ultimately enrich our student learning journey at Sunderland.”
In addition to promoting research within academia, the Cyprus Centre for Business Research also provides consulting services to organisations and executives. It intends to expand academic knowledge in different sectors of the business community at a regional and international level and to provide insights into the business environment through the knowledge and expertise of its members.
The Centre will publish a bi-monthly Business Bulletin and an academic journal called The Market: International Journal of Business. It will also organise an annual conference (in March of each year).
About Dr Derek Watson
Dr Watson is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, founder of the Faculty ‘Business Clinic’ and the Doctoral lead for the University’s ‘Research Fridays’ programme. Dr Watson has experience of mapping skills requirements in emerging sectors. He also has extensive links and networks as a result of sourcing and embedding external engagement opportunities across the curriculum, with an international portfolio of clients and contacts, such as the British Cabinet Office, Indian Government Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, Dubai Police and Canon International.