I have two decades of academic experience, joining the Russell Group University of Southampton’s School of Management in 2004 to undertake campus-wide strategic developments in entrepreneurship and innovation research and teaching. Before Southampton, I was doing the same at Loughborough (2002-4). Prior to that, I worked at Humberside/Lincoln Universities, doing a lot with international programmes. I’ve summarised some key areas below, but for me it’s about: bottom-up not top-down; co-creation & collaboration; creation, not destruction; experimentation, play & humour.
A mature research position supported by over 60 peer-reviewed publications (I have been entered in every REF/RAE since it began, including the upcoming one), funded projects (research councils, industry and internal), evidence of research leadership and a wide network of contacts.
18 years experience working in a technology/innovation/management environment, in UK educational institutions (research/teaching/consultancy), with extensive teaching, curriculum development and course management experience, including the development of entrepreneurship and innovation curricula (UG/PG/MBA) in (largely) greenfield sites (Loughborough and Southampton) incorporating best practice from USA (MIT, NCSU, San Diego).
Postgraduate qualifications in science, technology and education/post-experience qualification in entrepreneurship MIT Entrepreneurship Development Programme9 years experience working with incubators, spin-out companies, SMEs and technology transfer offices in leading UK universities (Loughborough, Southampton and overseas), in a wide range of sectors – high tech, creative industries, digital media, service sector, public sector, large and small companies.
5 years establishing and running two small businesses, plus Non-Exec Director of thriving Yorkshire company
Extensive network of contacts in UK,US, Europe and Asia through UK-SEC, HEIF, SETSQUARED, ISBE, BAM, CMI, Sloane Management School (MIT), North Carolina State University, University of San Diego, EMN Normandie, University of Porto, IMSciences Peshawar, TUSUR, Tomsk, Ryerson University, Toronto.