Lucy Newton is Professor in Business History at Henley Business School. She is currently co-Director of the Centre for International Business History and the Director of Studies for her department. Lucy teaches ethics, corporate reputation and responsibility and business history on Undergraduate, MSc. and MBA degrees. During her time at Henley, Lucy has been responsible for running postgraduate pre-experience management programmes, undergraduate business and management programmes and the Full Time MBA. She has supervised several PhD. students in the area of business and financial history.
Lucy's current research interests include the operation and regulation of 19th century British joint-stock banks. She is also researching the first directors of these joint stock banks and is interested in the governance of 19th century corporations in general, as well as shareholder rights during this period. Lucy is also considering the current use of history in creating identity for British retail banks, in particular through artefacts and objects such as art, architecture, uniforms and portraiture. She continues to conduct research into the manufacturing of 19th century consumer durables.