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

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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New Public Management Social Sciences
money Social Sciences
governance Social Sciences
reform Social Sciences
Basque Social Sciences
peace Social Sciences
indebtedness Social Sciences
credit Social Sciences

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Denise Currie

Person: Academic


Research Output 2014 2019

  • 4 Citations
  • 1 h-Index
  • 6 Article
  • 2 Paper
  • 1 Book
  • 1 Chapter (peer-reviewed)
Accounting change
Central government

Accounting for the Public Sector at a Time of Crisis

Hyndman, N. & McKillop, D., 30 Sep 2019, In : Abacus: A Journal of Accounting, Finance and Business Studies. 55, 3, p. 437-451 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Public sector
Accounting systems
Accounting change

Doing Business in a Divided Society: How Business Strategically Adapts to Ethno-Political Conflict

Murphy, J., 01 Jun 2019, (Accepted).

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper



British Accounting and Finance Association Prize for 2018

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

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Public sector reform

CFA European Student Quant Award

Barry Quinn (Recipient), 30 Oct 2018

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)


Activities 2007 2019

CIPD NI Awards

Denise Currie (Participant)
16 May 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in Festival/Exhibition

The Cedar Foundation (External organisation)

Bernadette Best (Member)
28 Jan 2019

Activity: Membership typesMembership of board

The Ethics of Business and The Business of Ethics as part of ESRC Festival of Social Science, 2019

Shirley-Ann Hazlett (Organiser)
07 Nov 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesPublic lecture/debate/seminar

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

Resilience in the workplace

Joanne Murphy


1 media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Hay personas que hicieron cosas horribles que nunca pedirán perdón

Joanne Murphy


1 media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment