Richmond University is committed to encourage Faculty’s pursuit of academic research and professional engagement, which contributes to the mission of the University.

Richmond’s faculty possess a wide array of expertise, and engage in a wide array of research and professional engagement activities across the globe: from academic publications and conference presentations, to exhibitions, performances, active contributions to professional societies and bodies, to volunteering and public service.

Our Research Centres contain groups of faculty and staff conducting research and professional activities in cognate areas, both within and across existing schools and Departments.

Each summer AIFS and Richmond the American International University awards up to 5 non-stipendiary Richmond Summer Visiting Faculty Fellowships for existing university Partners and AIFS Affiliates.  For summer 2018 the Fellowship will be hosted at Richmond’s Rome campus (on Piazza Sant’ Andrea della Valle, a few steps away from Piazza Navona, Campo de’ Fiori and the Pantheon). Find out more here.

Research Centres

Our Research Centres contain groups of faculty and staff conducting research in cognate areas, both within and across existing schools and Departments.

There are currently five Research Centres:

These activities and the Research Centres are supported and promoted by the Research Policy Committee (RPC), and the Associate Dean for Research (ADfR).  Details on the Committee’s work can be found on the MyRichmond Portal.

Regular updates on forthcoming events and other activities can be found on the Research@Richmond Twitter and Facebook feeds, or by e-mailing the ADfR:

Facebook: @RichmondDean

Twitter: @RAIUL_Research


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Faculty publications

For further information about the research and professional engagement being undertaken by the Faculty at Richmond please contact the Associate Dean for Research:

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Dr Christopher Wylde
Wylde, C, Emerging Markets and the State: Developmentalism in the 21st CenturyLondon: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017

Dr Eunice Goes
E. Goes, The Labour Party Under Ed Miliband: Trying But Failing to Renew Social Democracy, Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2016

Dr James D. Boys
D. Boys, Hillary Rising, London: Biteback Publishing, 2016

Dr Robert Wallis
Harvey & R.J. Wallis, Historical Dictionary of Shamanism, Second Edition, Lanham, Maryland: Rowman and Littlefield, 2016

Dr Michael F. Keating
A. Goldthau, M. F. Keating & C. Kuzemko, The Global Energy Challenge. Environment, Development and Security, London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015

Dr James D. Boys
James D. Boys, Clinton’s Grand Strategy, London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Dr Christopher Wylde
Wylde, C., Levey, C. & Ozarow, D., De la Crisis del 2001 al Kirchnerismo: Cambios y Continuidades (Buenos Aires: Prometeo), 2015

Professors Simon Goldsworthy & Trevor Morris
S. Goldsworthy & T. Morris,  PR Today. The Authoritative Guide to Public Relations, Second Edition, London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015

Dr Ivan Cohen
I. Cohen, Economics for Business, A Guide to Decision Making in a Complex Global Macroeconomy, London: Kogan, 2015

Dr Christopher Wylde
C. Levey, D. Ozarow, & C. Wylde, C., Argentina Since the 2001 Crisis: Recovering the Past, Reclaiming the Future, New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014

Dr Rafal Soborski
R. Soborski, Ideology in a Global Age: Continuity and Change, London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013

Dr Michael F. Keating
A. Belyi, A. Goldthau C. Kuzmeko, & M.F. Keating, Dynamics of Energy Governance in Europe and Russia, London: Palgrave, 2012

Dr Christopher Wylde
Wylde, C., Latin America After Neoliberalism: Developmental Regimes in Post-Crisis States (London: PalgraveMacmillan), 2012

Research Ethics Committee

The University Research Ethics Committee oversees the ethical standards of research within the Institution. All Faculty are responsible for consulting the guidelines and policies of their respective professional bodies before conducting research with human participants, or supervising students in research projects.

If you wish to conduct research using human participants that requires ethical approval please take a look at our Ethics Process Flow Chart. This will give you a guide to the requirements for applying for ethical approval, and the forms necessary to begin the process.

Faculty who lead project modules where multiple students are conducting separate research projects that cover a single research area can apply for cohort-wide ethical approval by submitting pro-forma versions of the required documents to the Ethics Committee.

If you have consulted the flow chart, and wish to ask questions about the process, please send an email to