Our experts Public Services International Research Unit

Many of our members are recognised as international experts in their fields both by academic peers and by the relevant communicaties. The team consists of:

Dr. Jeff Powell (Researcher)
Senior Lecturer in Economics
Financialisation; monetary economics; global economic governance

Dr. Yuliya Yurchenko (Researcher)
Lecturer in International Business
Political-economic transformation of post-1991 Ukraine's economy; privatisation of state-owned enterprises; global hierarchies of business lobby and interests groups

Dr. Jane Lethbridge (Director)
Director, Public Services International Research Unit
Privatisation and outsourcing of public services, including health and social care; social dialogue; digitalisation and future work; democratic professionalism in public services

Prof. David Hall
Visiting Professor, PSIRU associate
Impact of liberalisation and privatisation on public services, especially water and energy; public-private partnerships; trade agreements and public services; corruption

Dr. Emanuele Lobina
Principal Lecturer Public Services International Research Unit
Comparative efficiency of public and private water operators; public–public partnerships; remunicipalisation

Prof. Steve Thomas
Professor, Energy Policy, PSIRU associate
Economics and policy on nuclear power; liberalisation of energy markets; corporate policies of European energy companies.

Sandra Van Niekerk
PSIRU Associate
Public services in Africa; renewable energy, especially the role of municipal governments

Vera Weghmann
PSIRU Research Fellow
Public Services, waste management, remunicipalisation 


Research students

Tueanh Nguyen

Public Finance and International Loans in the Energy Sector: Analysis of Patterns and Impacts of Government Investment and Developing bank projects on the Electricity Liberalisation Process and Performance in Emerging and Developing Countries.

Huili Yu

The Formation of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank: Help for Developing Nations or a Challenge to US Dominated Global Financial Institutions?

Public Services International Research Unit is part of the Business School, University of Greenwich.