About Us

We are a network of research-led universities in the north of England. providing specialist advanced training through the facilitation of events, retreats and conferences to establish networks to share cross-regional expertise. As a self-funded initiative, NARTI operates with care and probity, with funds held and administered by the University of Leeds.

Acting Chair: Prof. Emmanuella Plakoyiannaki (Leeds University Business School)


Executive Consultant: Prof. Caroline Gatrell (University of Liverpool Management School) 


Network Manager: Jo Garrick (Leeds University Business School)


Steering Group Members:

Prof Stuart Hyde
(Alliance Manchester Business School)

Dr Dilani Jayawarna/Dr Laura Radcliffe
(University of Liverpool Management School)

Sarah Patterson
(Lancaster University Management School)

Dr Marian Iszatt-White
(Lancaster University Management School)


NARTI Network Board:

Comprising academic representatives from the 18 member universities.

How we meet our aims:

  • By facilitating opportunities for doctoral, early career researchers and staff to attend events such as regional events
  •  By running an Annual Conference for doctoral researchers focused on advanced training,
  • By providing an arena for these people to network and share research interests, contacts and best practice.

NARTI's Mission Statement:

‘Advancing research capacity and impact among doctoral and early career scholars in business and management through a strong northern university network and engaging with world class expertise.’