Our Structure and People

The University of Liverpool Management School (ULMS) has 300 staff. 216 academic and research staff, including 38 full Professors, are led by Dean, Professor Julia Balogun.

The School is organised into six Subject Groups: Accounting and Finance, Economics, Marketing, Operations and Supply Chain, Strategy International Business and Entrepreneurship, and Work Organisation and Management. Subject Groups reflect key functions of business and management as well as related disciplines. Each Subject Group has a Subject Group Head, a Director of Research, and a Director of Education and Student Experience.

Accounting and Finance Accounting and Finance Subject Group

Accounting and Finance

The Accounting and Finance Group conducts world class empirical research in the areas of asset pricing, corporate finance and governance, macro-finance, and market-based accounting.



The Economics Group does world class and internationally excellent theoretical and applied work, with key research areas of expertise including Industrial Economics, Macroeconomic Analysis and Policy, and Statistical modelling using ‘big data’.



The Marketing group is comprised of 25 academic staff including 3 professors, and a number of PhD students.

Operations & Supply Chain Management

Operations and Supply Chain Management

The Operations & Supply Chain Management group is comprised of 22 academic staff including 4 professors and 2 readers, and approximately 25 PhD researchers.

Strategy, International Business & Entrepreneurship

Strategy, International Business and Entrepreneurship

The Strategy, International Business and Entrepreneurship Group (SIBE) has 32 faculty members who are involved in the delivery of specialist undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.

Work, Organisation and Management

Work, Organisation and Management

The group hosts over 30 members and around 15 PhD students representing a range of overlapping disciplinary areas including Human Resource Management, Organisational Behaviour and Organisation Studies.

Senior Management Team

The School Senior Management Team consists of the School Dean, Associate Dean for Research, Associate Dean Faculty, Associate Deans Undergraduate, Postgraduate, and MBA, Director of Student Experience, the Associate Dean International, all Subject Group Heads, the Head of School Operations, and the Business Development Manager.

  • Professor Julia Balogun – Dean
  • Professor Caroline Gatrell – Associate Dean Research
  • Professor Mike Zundel – Associate Dean Faculty
  • Professor Lisa Anderson – Associate Dean Postgraduate
  • Professor Liz Crolley – Associate Dean Undergraduate
  • Professor Stephen Woods – Associate Dean MBA
  • Professor Terry McNulty – Associate Dean, International
  • Professor Claire Mallanaphy – Director of Student Experience
  • Professor Alex Kostakis  - Subject Group Head, Accounting and Finance Group
  • Professor Jozef Konings - Subject Group Head of Economics Group
  • Professor Andy Lyons – Subject Group Head, Operations and Supply Chain Management Group
  • Professor Philippa Hunter-Jones – Acting Subject Group Head, Marketing Group
  • Professor Yves Guillaume – Subject Group Head, Work Organisation and Management Group (WOM)
  • Professor Tom Elfring - Subject Group Head, Strategy, International Business and Entrepreneurship (SIBE)
  • Rachael Lucas – Head of School Operations
  • Ms Anne Donnelly – Business Development Manager

Advisory Board

The School has an external Advisory Board which offers guidance in numerous ways, including:

  • Assisting the school in engaging with the business community and other institutions.
  • Advising on the relevance of the School’s teaching and research programmes to the needs of business.
  • Providing input to the School’s research programme with a particular emphasis on the impact of research.
  • Supporting the school in identifying career and development opportunities.

The Board includes members from a variety of backgrounds, experience and sectors.