Accepting PhD Students

    PhD projects

    Inclusive Economies; Alternative Finance; Financial Inclusion; Financial Capability; Financialization; Digital Financial Vulnerabilities; FinTech; Financial Wellbeing

    • Source: Scopus
    • Calculated based on no. of publications stored in Pure and citations from Scopus

    Research activity per year

    If you made any changes in Pure these will be visible here soon.

    Personal profile


    Dr Lindsey Appleyard is an economic geographer with research interests around financial geographies, specialising in financial inclusion and inclusive economies. Lindsey’s recent research has focused on responsible lending and borrowing, subprime credit, financial capability and financial citizenship. She makes an academic contribution by providing nuanced understandings of the ‘lived experience’ of financialization. Lindsey adds value to the research enriched learning agenda through guest lectures, internships, teaching case studies and PGR supervision. Through Lindsey’s networks and collaborations, her body of research aims to make a significant impact on the economy and society by influencing policy and practice. Since 2016, Lindsey has successfully been awarded over £900k worth of funding for research and impact from a range of sources, including RCUK, Barrow Cadbury Trust, Carnegie Trust UK and the Money Advice Service. Her research has been disseminated at a variety of international and national conferences (such as RGS-IBG, AAG) and has published widely in peer-reviewed journals including Journal of Business Research, Journal of Economic Geography, Regional Studies, and Environment and Planning A. Lindsey is also founder and Director of Credit U. 


    Research Interests

    Financial Geographies; Financialization; Inclusive Economies, Alternative Finance, Subprime and Mainstream Credit, Financial Inclusion and Exclusion, Financial Capability, Financial Wellbeing, Digital Vulnerabilities, FinTech

    Vision Statement

    I am interested in financial inclusion and how financial products and services can be fairer for consumers. This is so that people can access fair, appropriate, affordable financial products so that they may achieve financial wellbeing throughout their lives. My aim is to undertake rigorous qualitative research that generates impact within and beyond academia.


    Education/Academic qualification

    Doctorate, University of Birmingham

    Award Date: 1 Jul 2008

    External positions

    Director, Credit U

    External Associate Member of CHASM, University of Birmingham


    • G Geography (General)
    • Economic Geography
    • H Social Sciences (General)


    Dive into the research topics where Lindsey Appleyard is active. These topic labels come from the works of this person. Together they form a unique fingerprint.
    • 1 Similar Profiles


    Recent external collaboration on country/territory level. Dive into details by clicking on the dots or