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Research interests

I joined the University of Bath in 2017. In my research I investigate the performance and career paths of researchers and industrial inventors, as well as inter-organisational and inter-sectoral collaboration. At the moment I am particularly interested in open science, gender biases in science, and career decisions of young researchers. I am also the convenor of an annual conference on the organisation, economics and policy of scientific research.

Willing to supervise PhD

I welcome enquiries from prospective PhD students interested in quantitative research in the broader area of science and innovation studies. Please feel free to contact me to discuss your proposal.

Education/Academic qualification

Economics, Doctor of Philosophy, City, University of London

Japanese Studies, PGCert, University of Tübingen

External positions

Research Associate, Collegio Carlo Alberto

International Affiliated Fellow, National Institute of Science and Technology Policy

Research Associate, University of Cambridge


  • Research Productivity
  • Scientist Mobility
  • Research Funding
  • Gender Bias
  • University-Industry Collaboration
  • Research Collaboration
  • Migration
  • Academic Entrepreneurship
  • Intellectual Property
  • Knowledge Transfer

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Projects 2016 2020

Research Output 2013 2019

Citizens of Somewhere:Examining the geography of foreign and native-born academics' engagement with external actors

Lawson, C., Salter, A., Hughes, A. & Kitson, M., 1 Apr 2019, In : Research Policy. 48, 3, p. 759-774 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access

Foreign-born academics boost impact at home and abroad

Lawson, C., Salter, A., Hughes, A. & Kitson, M., 12 Feb 2019, Research Fortnight.

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle

Imprints from idea origin on innovation and the development environment

Bodas Freitas, I. M. & Lawson, C., 21 Apr 2019, In : Industrial and Corporate Change. p. 1-21 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Nurturing knowledge? The impact of funding and family on scientific performance

Lawson, C., Geuna, A. & Finardi, U., 7 May 2019, 13 ed., Torino: L'universita di Torino .

Research output: Working paper

Open Access

Citizens of somewhere: The geography of foreign and native-born academics’ external engagement

Lawson, C., Salter, A., Hughes, A. & Kitson, M., 2018.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper


Cambridge Centre for Business Research National Survey of Knowledge Exchange Activity by United Kingdom Academics, 2012-2015

Hughes, A. (Creator), Kitson, M. (Creator), Lawson, C. (Creator), Salter, A. (Creator), Bullock, A. (Creator), Hughes, R. (Creator), UK Data Archive, 19 Dec 2017