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Mr David Williamson - personal details

Contact details

Role: Honorary Senior Research Fellow

Tel: 0161 275-4481

Location: Williamson Building-4.21
School of Law
The University of Manchester
M13 9PL




Senior Research Fellow
BA (Hons) DIM, MSc


After leaving university with a geography degree David worked in manufacturing for 13 years, mainly as a production manager. During this period he studied part time for an MSc in Management Sciences. David then joined Staffordshire University as a lecturer. After many years of senior course management responsibility he set up and ran the Centre for Research into Corporate Responsibility and the Environment and became Director of the Institute for Environment and Sustainability Research. These responsibilities coincided with an interest in how firms should be regulated. This eventually led him to join the School of Law, as a Senior Research Fellow, in 2006. The interest in regulation has continued, and he helped set up ManReg: Manchester Centre for Regulation, Governance and Security. David is currently working on a monograph which explains why the way we regulate firms matters. He is also investigating how institutional investors regulate the frims they invest in, and the implications that this has for regulatory theory and practice.