John Embery, Course Director

John Embery

Course Director

John Embery is an experienced Course Director with a demonstrated history of working in the higher education industry. He is skilled in Behavioural Economics, Political Economy, Analytical Skills, Research Design, and Lecturing.

John read Economics and Public Policy for his first degree at Leeds Metropolitan University, before reading for a Masters in Development Economics at the University of Leeds. Having worked in fields as diverse as local government, electronics and hospitality, he became lecturer in economics at Dearne Valley Business School (part of the University of Hull) in 1997, becoming Senior Lecturer in 1999. During his time there he developed innovative approaches to the teaching and learning of economics and business across multidisciplinary environments, and undertook research in the economic development of small island economies and the economic impact of sports stadia on the local and regional economy.

Current Teaching

  • Introduction to Political Economy
  • Behavioural Economics

Research Interests

John's current research interests lie in Sports Economics and Behavioural Economics, where he is taking a multidisciplinary approach in the field of decision-making in collectively consumed environments. He is currently working on the implications of socialised consumption of professional sports entertainment.

John Embery, Course Director

Selected Outputs

  • Sheehan B; Embery J; Morgan J (2015) Give them something to think about, don’t tell them what to think: A constructive heterodox alternative to the core project. Journal of Australian Political Economy, 2015 (75), pp. 211-232.

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  • Embery JK (2004) A theoretical evaluation of the validity of Objective 1 funding in the Western Isles economy. International Journal of Applied Management, 4 (1), pp. 100-112.

  • Embery JK (2004) A theoretical evaluation of the validity of Objective 1 funding in the Western Isles economy. International Journal of Applied Management, 4 (1),

  • Embery JK (2000) Research Note: European Union Structural Funding and Small Island Economic Development. International Journal of Applied Management, 1 (1), pp. 105-114.

  • Embery JK (2000) Book Review: Governance, Institutional Change and Regional Development. International Journal of Applied Management, 1 (2), pp. 105-107.

  • Embery JK (2010) Behavioural Economics and the demand for sports consumption. In: 2nd European Conference in Sports Economics, 5 October 2010 - 6 October 2010, Cologne, Germany.

  • Embery JK (2002) Urban-Rural Interaction: modelling small islands in the UK. In: International Journal Of Applied Management. 3rd International Conference.

  • Embery JK (2002) Evaluating the validity of Objective 1 funding in the Western Isles economy. In: Regional Studies Association 2nd International Conference, 31 May 2002 - 1 June 2002, Aix en Provence.

  • Embery JK (2000) Critical success factors in the use of Objective 1 funding in the Western Isles economy. In: International Journal Of Applied Management. 1st International Conference.

  • Embery JK (2000) Critical success factors in the use of Objective 1 funding in the Western Isles economy. In: Haigh R eds. Applied Management: Theory and Practice, proceedings of the 1st International Conference, Dearne Valley Business School.

  • Morgan JA; Embery J (2016) Heterodox economics as a living body of knowledge: community, (in)commensurability, critical engagement, and pluralism. In: Jo T-H; Chester L; D'Ippoliti C ed. The Routledge Handbook of Heterodox Economics. London: Routledge,

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  • Thomopoulos N; Embery JK (2013) Two birds with one stone: enhancing education for sustainable development and employability. In: Atfield R; Kemp P ed. Enhancing education for sustainable development in Business and Management, Hospitality, Leisure, Marketing, Tourism.