Welcome!

To all those reading this I am David Gibbs; I am a Lecturer in Company and Commercial Law at the University of Hertfordshire.

I created this blog as a general out-let of ideas for my research, as well as keeping those interested up-to-date on my research and general interests.

I completed my PhD thesis at the University of East Anglia in 2014. The thesis was recommended for the award of PhD with no corrections. My external examiner was Prof. Simon Deakin (Cambridge) and internal examiner was Prof. Morten Hviid.
My PhD research centred on directors' duties and company law. The thesis was titled 'Non-Executive Self-Interest: Fiduciary Duties and Corporate Governance'. It was a doctrinal and empirical study on whether self-interest was suitably controlled amongst non-executive directors.

My supervisors were Prof. Mathias Siems, Prof. Duncan Sheehan, Dr. Sara Connolly and Dr. Rob Heywood

All opinions of any existing or future blogpost are my own. They do not necessarily represent the views of any of my associated institutions.
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Sunday, 8 March 2015

Grant Successes

Over the past few weeks I have received good news regarding my 2 grant applications with both being accepted in full.

The first success was from the Social Science, Arts and Humanities Research Institute at the University of Hertfordshire. This was a multidiscipline grant award to foster collaborative research between schools. The application was made with Dr. David Gindis from the Business School. The grant will help pay towards a one day workshop in May/June this week on 'Variety of Corporate Governance: Theory, reality and policy. I shall post updates here as an when I have them.

The second success was from the British Academy. This was for their Quantitative Skills Award, which enables me to work with a mentor on defined research projects that involve quantitative empirical analysis so as to enhance my skill set in this area. I will be working with Dr Chidiebere Ogbonnaya at the Eastern Academic Research Consortium.  The projects include furthering my analysis on derivative claims and enhancing my existing data set on non-executive directors, most likely with a comparative element. More to follow as and when. 

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