research student

James Pickering

Postgraduate Research Student


Economics and Finance


College of Business, Law and Social Sciences



My research specialises in applied economics and aims to develop and apply an economic impact assessment methodology to be used as an organisational tool. The research will also evaluate the economic impact assessment’s suitability when attempting to guide and influence strategy when the organisation is operating in the heritage sector.

As well as being an MPhil student, I am also a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) associate working with Chatsworth House Trust.

Before undertaking this research degree, I worked as a data analyst in the retail sector for a number of years.

Thesis title 

Using economic impact assessment, including social and environmental factors, as an organisational tool to guide and evaluate strategic goals in the heritage sector.