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    Professor Jay Cullen joined Edge Hill in 2021 from the University of York, where he was Professor of Financial Regulation and Director of Research at York Law School. Prior to this he worked at the University of Sheffield as an Associate Professor in Law (2013-2019) and at Liverpool John Moores University as a Senior Lecturer in Law (2007-2013). From 2018-2022 he was an Adjunct Research Professor at the University of Oslo where he co-ordinated research on sustainable finance.

    Professor Cullen has internationally recognised knowledge of financial regulation, a field in which he has published widely. He is an associate of prestigious research centres, including at the Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET) and the University of Oslo Faculty of Law. Since 2019, he has been a Research Fellow at the Global Institute for Sustainable Prosperity (GISP) and an associate of the Association for the Promotion of Political Economy and the Law (APPEAL). He has held visiting positions at Columbia University (2015) and the University of Oslo (2018). He has obtained grant funding from bodies such as the ESRC, the European Commission, the British Academy and the Society of Legal Scholars.

    Professor Cullen has presented in his field of research at venues including the Bank of England, European Commission, and the European Parliament, as well as leading universities including Oxford, Cambridge, Cornell and the Wharton School. His work has been cited by amongst others, the Dasgupta Review, the Financial Times, the Bank of England, the European Commission and the Center for American Progress. He is a member of the editorial advisory board of the Law and Financial Markets Review.

    Professor Cullen has extensive experience of teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, primarily in the corporate and financial law fields. He has also supervised many PhD students in these areas.

    Research interests

    Banking Law, Financial Regulation, Corporate Governance


    Financial Regulation, Banking Law, Corporate Governance

    Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

    In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

    • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
    • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
    • SDG 13 - Climate Action
    • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

    Education/Academic qualification

    Law, PhD, University of Manchester

    Award Date: 1 Dec 2012

    Law, Other, LLM

    Award Date: 1 Jul 2007

    University of Liverpool

    Award Date: 1 Jul 1999


    • K Law
    • HB Economic Theory

    Research Groups

    • SustainNET


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