Public Procurement Research Group


The Public Procurement Research Group (PPRG) produces world-leading research and teaching on public procurement law and policy.

Established within the University of Nottingham School of Law in September 1998 by Professor Sue Arrowsmith, the PPRG is now directed by Professor Annamaria La Chimia, supported by Deputy Director Dr Peter Trepte.

We work closely with both national governments and international organisations, with academics, practitioners, students and civic society around the world. In order to enhance the reach and impact of our work, including by supporting excellence and best practice through consultancy and advice services.

The PPRG enhances the School of Law by providing a focus for supporting research and teaching on public procurement, as well as promoting understanding of this subject on a wider basis. Our activities include undertaking and publishing high quality research, providing professional and academic training as well as teaching procurement law at undergraduate, postgraduate and executive level.  

Additionally, with a wide range of events including workshops, seminars and conferences, the PPRG also acts as a hub for activities relating to public procurement.

Director of the PPRG

Annamaria La Chimia
It is an honour to be the Director of the PPRG and follow in the footsteps of Professor Arrowsmith who established the group in 1998. I am proud to lead such a diverse community of talented scholars and practitioners. The research conducted by PPRG members has a key role to play in helping governments to foster innovation and build more inclusive, sustainable and just societies. My mission is to build on the success of the group and work collaboratively with all my colleagues to influence and improve procurement law and policy worldwide.
Professor Annamaria La Chimia


Public Procurement Research Group

School of Law
Law and Social Sciences building
University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

+44 (0)115 951 5700