Staff Profiles: Dr. Matthew Checkley

Dr. Matthew Checkley

Staff Profile: Dr. Matthew Checkley
Senior Lecturer

Dr. Matthew Checkley

Dr. Matthew Checkley

Senior Lecturer

Business Studies

Dr. Checkley teaches strategic management and innovation. He has a professional background in industry analysis and entrepreneurship, having developed several new businesses. As a specialist researcher, his work focuses on network science.


The brilliance of strategy as a topic is that it underlies just about any long-term thinking on anything. What makes a worthwhile long-term goal? What resources will help? How can we compete and what are the main risks? While there are few easy answers, studying strategic management at least gets us asking the right questions to find useful answers.


Award Title Institution Date
PhD Strategic Management University of Warwick 2007
MBA Management and Strategy University of Warwick 2001

Teaching and research


I teach Undergraduate and Postgraduate programmes in strategic management, and Undergraduate courses in innovation and entrepreneurship


Undergraduate, Postgraduate


Dr. Checkley's research interests include network science applied to strategy and finance, risk, human and artificial intelligence, the evolution of ideas, and algorithmic trading with social media sentiment metrics. He is happy to consider supervising research in most areas of strategic management.

External responsibilities

Subjects for media interviews

Social network analysis.

Algorithmic trading with social media sentiment metrics.

Helping entrepreneurs plan and pitch for funding.

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