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Professor of Banking & Applied Economics, University of Stirling

Rob recently joined the University of Stirling as Professor of Banking & Applied Economics, Associate Dean Global Engagement & Recruitment and Director of MSc Programmes within Stirling Management School. Previous to joining Stirling he was Faculty Director for Global Engagement at the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Nottingham, Associate Dean Global Engagement & Recruitment at Nottingham University Business School and Deputy Director for the Centre for Global Banking & Financial Innovation. Professor Webb has extensive knowledge of the global education sector, specialising in student recruitment, Agent relations and developing MoAs with world class universities, presenting research and guest lecturing.

Rob’s research investigates applied economic issues which have not had the attention of the mainstream. He has written numerous book chapters and a textbook on banking and finance as well as publishing widely in top peer-reviewed international journals such as: Studies in Higher Education; Journal of Social Policy; Urban Studies; Journal of Business Ethics; International Review of Financial Analysis; Human Relations and Environment and Planning A. In the past he has been an editor of a journal and consultant for Marsh plc, Zurich plc; the Chartered Institute of Bankers and the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investment. Rob teaches modules at postgraduate level in bank theory and financial risk.


  • 2019–present
    Chair professor, University of Stirling


  • 1998 
    Anglia Ruskin University, PhD
  • 1993 
    Leeds Beckett University, BA(Hons)


  • 2022
    The Status of People Risk Management in UK Banks, Journal of Operational Risk
  • 2021
    Flipping the classroom: Is it the type of flipping that adds value, Studies in Higher Education
  • 2021
    Price adjustment in the London housing market, Urban Studies
  • 2019
    Internally Reporting Risk in Financial Services: An Empirical Analysis, Journal of Business Ethics
  • 2019
    Do rating agencies exhibit herding behaviour? Evidence from sovereign ratings, International Review of Financial Analysis
  • 2019
    “It’s just not worth a damn!” Investigating attitudes towards the financial value of attending university, Studies in Higher Education

Grants and Contracts

  • 2023
    Researchers at Risk
    Funding Source:
    British Academy