Dr Paul Cunningham (Coordination Team)


Dr Paul Cunningham (Ph.D., B.Sc.) is a Senior Research Fellow and Director in the Manchester Institute of Innovation Research (MIOIR) at Manchester Business School, University of Manchester. Dr. Cunningham has been with MIOIR (formerly PREST) since 1985 after joining as a member of the Marine Resources Project. During this time his research interests have expanded to cover a wide range of science policy-related fields and his particular areas of personal research interest now include: the study and practice of innovation and R&D evaluation methodologies; investigations of HEI-industry collaboration mechanisms and the role of HEIs in regional economies; studies of quantitative measures of R&D performance and the development of science and technology indicators; national and regional level studies of innovation and the identification of innovation best practice; studies of transnational scientific collaboration; and international science and technology policy development and formulation.

He has undertaken numerous studies for a wide range of bodies including UK Government Departments (DTI, DIUS, Department of the Environment, National Audit Office, Health and Safety Executive), UK Research Councils, the British Council, the European Commission, CREST committee of the European Parliament, the OECD, European Space Agency, foreign government departments (in Canada, Cyprus, Ireland, Malta, Poland, Sweden) and other agencies. On several occasions his work has been influential in the development and formulation of STI policy at a variety of levels, within and outside of the UK. Paul is also on the Management Committee of the European Techno-Economic Support (ETEPS) network, a director and member of the management board of the ERAWATCH ASBL and was a member of the management board of the European Commission’s INNO-POLICY TRENDCHART initiative.