The ICMA Centre Announces Promotion For Dr Adrian Bell
Released on: August 26, 2010, 4:20 am
The ICMA Centre has announced the promotion of Dr Adrian Bell.
Dr Bell will be promoted to Professor on 1 October this year. Dr Bell, who has been
with the ICMA Centre since 1994, has been instrumental in the development of both
the undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in his role as School Director of
Teaching and Learning. He also developed the distance-learning option for the ICMA
Centre's suite of Masters in Finance degrees with the Centre's New
Media Solutions Manager - the first distance learning Masters in Finance degrees in the UK delivered using e-lectures.
Professor John Board, Director of the Centre commented: "This is excellent news
both for Dr Bell and for the Centre. It is very well deserved and recognizes the
significant contribution Dr Bell has made to the development of the Centre."
Dr Bell's primary research interest is in the history of finance and he is
currently working on a major project funded by the ESRC with Professor Chris Brooks
(Chair in Finance) which will investigate the early and innovative use of credit
finance by a succession of English medieval monarchs. This three-year project, which
ends this year, is detailed on the ICMA website and builds upon the work the same
team carried out during 2004/5 for another ESRC project entitled "Modern Finance in
the Middle Ages? Advance Contracts
for the Supply of Wool". For outputs, interested parties can visit the UK Data
Archive, study number 5325, at www.data-archive.ac.uk.
This research has been of much interest to the media following the credit crisis and
Dr Bell has appeared on both radio and television programmes over the past two years
to provide insight into previous financial crises experienced in the UK.
About the ICMA Centre:
The ICMA Centre at Henley Business School, University of Reading is unique and has
an international reputation for undergraduate, postgraduate finance courses and
executive education for the financial markets.
Established in 1991 with funding provided by the International Capital Market
Association (ICMA) in Zurich, the Centre’s state-of-the-art facilities are among the
best in Europe. Housed in its own award winning building the Centre contains the
largest simulated dealing facilities in Europe as well as outstanding teaching and
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