CBR people

The core CBR team: research and administrative staff


Simon Deakin

Director of the Centre for Business Research

Fellow, Cambridge Judge Business School

PhD (University of Cambridge)

Michael Kitson

Assistant Director of the Centre for Business Research

Associate Professor in International Macroeconomics

BA (University of Cambridge)

Giorgio Caselli

Assistant Director of the Centre for Business Research

CBR Senior Research Fellow

PhD (Cranfield University)

CBR Research Fellows

Irakli Barbakadze

CBR Research Fellow

MA (University of Tartu), PhD (Henley Business School)

Kamelia Pourkermani

CBR Research Fellow

PhD (University of Bath)

Linda Shuku

CBR Research Fellow

PhD (King’s College London)

Hanna Sitchenko

CBR Research Fellow

MA (Yaroslavl Mudryi National Law University)

Helena (Huiyuan) Xie

CBR Research Fellow

PhD (University of Cambridge)

Research Assistants

Robert Hughes

Research Assistant

BSc (Bangor University)

Administrative staff

Stephanie Saunders

CBR Administrator

Stephanie has worked as a University Administrator since 2002. She has been with the CBR since early 2015 and provides advice and support in all areas of operation, coupled with overall administration of the Centre. Stephanie previously worked at the Centre for Applied Research in Educational Technologies (CARET), an innovation unit based at the University, and at Kettle’s Yard, the University’s contemporary and modern art gallery.

Prior to joining the University, Stephanie worked in Marketing at the Generics Group, an international business and technology consultancy, and as PA to the Head of Biochemistry and Deputy Director at Babraham Research Institute.

Email: [email protected]

Jill Bullman

CBR Accounts

Jill has been working in the University as a Finance Officer since 2001. She joined the CBR in 2014 and is responsible for the day-to-day financial accounts in the Centre. Jill has previously worked at the Gurden Institute at the University, and prior to that at the East Anglian Regional Health Authority.

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Rachel Wagstaff

Secretary to Professor Simon Deakin

CBR Receptionist

Rachel has worked at the CBR since 2000. She is Professor Simon Deakin’s secretary and also responsible for the running of the General Office. She is also the CBR Working Paper Series secretary.

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