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Paul Sanderson

Research Associate

Dr Paul Sanderson is Senior Lecturer in Management, Faculty of Business and Law, Anglia Ruskin University and Research Associate, Centre for Business Research, University of Cambridge Judge Business School from where he gained his PhD in regulatory decision-making in 2001. He has led and/or taught on numerous social science degree courses but his current focus is on supervising doctoral and other students. As an active lead researcher for the past sixteen years he has won 16 social science research calls with a total value of more than £2.25 million. Projects completed include an examination of the implications for outcomes of switching venues for medical disciplinary hearings, the use of the ‘comply-or-explain ‘principle in corporate governance, impediments to data-sharing amongst UK regulators and the disposition of regulatees to comply with regulatory codes. He has also investigated the implications for the housing market of parents supporting their children in house purchase and the role of institutional investors in corporate accountability.

His research has been for and funded primarily by UK government and associated agencies including the Economic and Social Research Council, Department of Business, Enterprise and Industrial Strategy, the Professional Standards Authority, the Social Mobility Commission, the Tenant Services Authority and the General Medical Council. As an expert in regulation and compliance he has been invited guest speaker at functions organised by various bodies including the Institute of Chartered Accountants in London, and BNP Paribas in Paris. Recent publications have addressed aspects of the UK corporate governance code principle of comply-or-explain, factors inhibiting inter-regulator data-sharing, and the behavioural impacts on adjudicators of switching from public to private regulatory disciplinary settings. Dr Sanderson is keen to (i) form collaborative professional research relationships, and (ii) supervise doctoral students from any faculty or discipline where the concept of regulation, especially sectorial regulation, is part of a proposed study.

Contact details

Centre for Business Research
Cambridge Judge Business School
University of Cambridge
Trumpington Street
Cambridge, CB2 1AG