About


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.

Our aims:

  • To enable students, early career researchers and staff in the North of England to access specialist advanced training provision
  • To establish networks between institutions to assist staff and students to share best practice, improve student and supervisory training and support early career researchers

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.

‘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.’

NARTI’s Mission Statement

Management Committee

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

Co-Chair: Prof Stuart Hyde
(Alliance Manchester 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)

Prof Emmanuella Plakoyiannaki
(Leeds University Business School)

Prof Caroline Gatrell
(University of Liverpool Management 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)

Jo Garrick
(Leeds University Business School)