Professor Stephen Barber

Professor Stephen Barber

Head Of Department - Innovation And Management

Head of Department

Department of Innovation & Management , Royal Docks School Of Business And Law

Stephen Barber is Professor of Global Affairs and Head, Department of Innovation & Management. He is responsible for providing leadership for the department’s staff, portfolio of academic programmes, quality assurance, scholarship and contributing to university and school strategic plans.


  • BA
  • MA
  • PhD

Areas Of Interest

Prof. Barber’s academic interests sit at the intersection of political economy, public policy, government, business environment and public leadership. He has published widely on topics including the fourth industrial revolution, Brexit, governance and leadership.

Stephen is also a frequent contributor to television, radio and the press, having appeared in news programmes at home and internationally, including BBC 1, BBC World, BBC Radio 4 Today Programme, Radio 5, BBC local radio, Al Jazeera, CNN and other news outlets, including radio and television; from Australia to Canada and Greece to Singapore to Switzerland and Turkey. He is also available for interviews on topics such as government, economy, Brexit, budgets, G20, elections, and so forth.