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I am currently Associate Dean, Innovation and Business Engagement. This role involves:

  • The leadership, co-ordination, development and stimulation of sustainable innovation and business development activity;
  • The strategic development, financial appraisal and operational management of innovation and business development activity;
  • The development and maintenance of extensive internal and external networks;
  • Academic leadership for the Business Services and Research support team;
  • Liaison with University Research and Innovation Services, other central services and Faculties.

Previous roles have included:

  • Subject Group Leader, Strategy, Enterprise and Risk
  • Business Development Director
  • MBA Programmes Director
  • Subject Group Leader, Strategy and Operations
  • Course Leader, Executive MBA

Research Interests

Exit Strategies and Strategic Alliances.

Research/applied research work on Strategy, Business Development and Exit Strategices, supported valuable input to MBA strategy teaching and to supervision of MBA consultancy and research projects.

Non-Executive Director and consultancy experience brings a range of senior management issues into my teaching, and to discuss how organisations are approaching these issues.

Consultancy and previous business management experience also support a more holistic perspective to MBA teaching, and to make an effective contribution to the integrative units.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy


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