Global Economy research

Our research addresses issues in the Global Economy including, innovation, development, and economic growth, with an emphasis on inclusive, sustainable processes and historical approaches to understanding the global economy.

From managing complex change, digitisation of labour, value creation, work-based learning, employment, development and leadership in organisations and professions, the role of institutions, international law and regulation, to the creative and digital economies, audio-engineering, adaptive systems, design and material culture, policy, and sustainable energy technologies, our researchers engage in specialist and interdisciplinary work, informing policy at the local, national, regional, and international levels.

This page gives you direct access to some of our key projects and offers links to the Research Centres and Groups, degree courses and PhD opportunities that come under the Global Economy research theme.

Dr Chamu Kuppuswamy

I am an interdisciplinary researcher, with primary interests based in international law. I completed my PhD in 2007 in international bio-law, applying TWAIL approaches to intellectual property rights and human rights.

My research topics include global commons, commons governance, property rights, right to development, decolonising international law, common heritage of mankind, access to medicines, patents, traditional knowledge, cultural heritage, bioethics, arts as method, and security.

I am currently senior lecturer at the School of Law, and combine this with a role at the Vice-Chancellor's Office, leading interdisciplinary research at the University, championing research under the theme of 'Global Economy'.

Research Centres and Groups

Global economy research at the University of Hertfordshire takes place across a number of Research Centres, Groups and disciplines:

Doctorates, degrees and courses

We offer one of the most diverse range of research degree programmes in the UK.

Visit our Doctoral College to find out more.

Get in touch

For more information about our Global Economy theme, please contact Dr Chamu Kuppuswamy.