Centre for Not-For-Profit and Public-Sector Research

  • 185 Stranmillis Road, Riddell Hall

    BT9 5EE Belfast

    United Kingdom

Organisation profile

Organisation profile

The Centre for Not-for-profit and Public-sector Research (CNPR) is an interdisciplinary research centre based at Queen’s Management School, Belfast. It aims to promote research into issues relating to public-sector and not-for-profit organisations (such as charities, credit unions and social-enterprise agencies). It focuses on three main themes: accountability in the charity and public sectors; financial institutions; and managing in the charity and public sectors. The Centre brings together academic staff, graduate students and industry experts researching and practising in the area from across the university and elsewhere.


The overall aim of the Centre is to build and co-ordinate academic and sector expertise that will allow the examination, analysis and evaluation of not-for profit and public-sector organisations in order to promote understanding, good management practices and evidence-based policy development and debate. As such it will provide a foundation for thought leadership. This will be reflected in the positive effects of the Centre outside academia, particularly on civil society and on government.

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    Research Output

    • 11 Citations
    • 2 h-Index
    • 8 Article
    • 2 Commissioned report
    • 2 Chapter (peer-reviewed)

    Power and Leadership

    Murphy, J. & Bratton, J., 01 Feb 2020, Organizational Leadership. Bratton, J. (ed.). SAGE

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

    Open Access
  • 10 Downloads (Pure)

    Translating healthcare research evidence into practice: the role of linked boundary objects

    Melo, S. & Bishop, S., Feb 2020, In : Social Science & Medicine. 246, 8 p., 112731.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Prizes

  • British Accounting and Finance Association Prize for 2018

    Liguori, Mariannunziata (Recipient) & Ileana Steccolini (Recipient), Apr 2019

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

  • Activities

    European Peacebuilding Liaison Office (External organisation)

    Joanne Murphy (Advisor)

    20 Jul 2020 → …

    Activity: Membership typesMembership of public/government advisory/policy group or panel

    Public Management During and Post Brexit: Services in a state of liminality

    Joanne Murphy (Organiser)

    11 Feb 202012 Feb 2020

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

    Press / Media

    Predictive Analytics Project collaboration with Pearlai Ltd

    Barry Quinn & Byron Graham


    4 items of Media coverage, 2 Media contributions

    Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

    Hay personas que hicieron cosas horribles que nunca pedirán perdón

    Joanne Murphy


    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Expert Comment