Dr Gregory James is Reader in Banking and Finance at Leicester Castle Business School, De Montfort University. Before joining DMU in 2016 Gregory was Senior Lecturer at the School of Business and Economics, Loughborough University. He received his PhD in Economics from the University of Leicester.
Gregory's research interests are in the area of banking, corporate finance, and financial economics. He is the co-founder and president of the International Network of Scholars in Infrastructure and Project Finance (INSPF), an organisation that fosters and promotes international collaboration between academics and practitioners of infrastructure and project finance. He is also a member of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (CISI), and holds the CISI Introduction to Investment qualification.
Gregory has published articles in leading finance and economics journals, including Journal of Banking and Finance, International Journal of Finance and Economics, Economic Inquiry, and Economics Letters. His current research projects focus on infrastructure finance, and green finance. He serves as an Associate Editor of the Malaysian Journal of Economic Studies and is also an Editorial Board member for the International Journal of Commerce and Finance.
Gregory is Programme Leader of the MSc International Banking and Finance. He teaches postgraduate courses in banking and finance on the MSc International Banking and Finance, Executive MBA, and MBA for Engineers programmes. He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
Gregory is a Professional Coach. He holds a PG Cert in Professional Coaching, and coaches across the public and private sectors, focusing on performance, leadership, and career development. He enjoys learning Mandarin in his spare time, and is currently working towards the HSK Level 2 examination.