Since joining the University of Greenwich in 1990, Mehmet Ugur has been involved in research, teaching and management at different levels. His management responsibilities include research coordination, programme coordination, senior management team membership, and membership of the enterprise and research committee.
In addition to curriculum development for and teaching of undergraduate and postgraduate courses, he has led and managed research projects funded by the European Commission, the Department for International Development (DFID), and the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). He is also co-convenor for the Cochrane and Campbell Collaborations Economics Methods Group (CCEMG) and coordinator of the Centre for Economic Performance, Governance & Regulation (CEPGR) in the Business School.
He teaches open economy macroeconomics, international economics and finance, economics of the European union, monetary integration in Europe, European public policy, regulatory institutions of the world economy, and statistical methods for research. He also supervises PhD students working in economic governance and performance; corporate governance and firm performance; governance, regulation and innovation; and growth and income distribution. He has examined PhD theses internally at the University of Greenwich and externally at Essex, Keele, Leicester, Manchester and Warwick universities.
Mehmet has method specialism in meta-analysis, a statistical method of evidence synthesis in economics, public policy and medical care. He is co-convenor for the Campbell and Cochrane Collaboration Economics Methods Group (CCEMG) – an international network of individuals with an interest and expertise in approaches to evidence synthesis that combine economics and systematic review methods. The group contributes to method development and provides guidance, training, peer review and advisory support for economics components of intervention reviews.
Mehmet is a member of the Greenwich Political Economy Research Centre (GPERC) at the University of Greenwich, which aims to conduct cutting-edge research on complex economic challenges and provide socially-relevant solutions. He is also a member of the Meta-Analysis of Economic Research Network (MAER-Net), an international network of scholars committed to improving economic science through meta-analysis. He coordinated and hosted MAER-Net's 2013 Colloquium at the University of Greenwich.
Mehmet acts as an editorial board member for academic journals and as advisory board member for research centres. His consultancy engagements include International Budget Partnership (Washington), Routledge (UK), and Centre for Innovation and Competition-based Development Studies (Turkey).