Dr Karley obtained an MPhil and PhD in the field of Land Economy from University of Cambridge in 2002. Prior to that, he graduated in 1992 with BA (Hons) degree in Economics and Geography from University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana. In 1996, he achieved a First Class Master of Commerce in Economics from University of Zululand, South Africa; and in 2001, he obtained a Certificate for International Housing Finance Programme from Wharton School in the University of Philadelphia in the US. Dr Karley is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, United Kingdom.
Dr Karley has a great deal of teaching and research experience in different countries including the United Kingdom (Cambridge University and Heriot Watt), South Africa and Ghana. Since March 2006 he has been a regular visiting lecturer to the Shanghai University of Finance and Economics in China. Dr Karley has experience of researching property & urban systems from an interdisciplinary (but predominantly economic) perspective. He has particular skills in using quantitative methods in assembling economic datasets at different spatial scales and analysis of property and housing market data. In the past, he has received research grants from various sources including the Scottish Government, RICS and ODPM, and has published research outputs in books and peer reviewed journals.