Jeremy Howells

Professor, Professor

  • Interim Pro-Vice Chancellor (Research, Innovation & External Engagement), Directorate
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I joined the University of Portsmouth in November 2020. I am a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences and a Visiting Fellow of Kellogg College at the University of Oxford. I have held senior positions at the universities of Kent and Southampton and at the University of Manchester. At Manchester I was the Executive Director of the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Centre for Research in Innovation and Competition (CRIC) and the Manchester Institute of Innovation Research (MIoIR) and Head of the Innovation Management and Policy Division at the Alliance Manchester Business School. While at the Alliance Manchester Business School, I held the Eddie Davies Chair of Entrepreneurship and Innovation.

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 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure

External positions

Visiting Fellow, Kellogg College

2016 → …


  • H Social Sciences (General)
  • Innovation, knowledge exchange, R&D


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  • Best Paper Prize

    Howells, Jeremy (Recipient), Aug 2021

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  • Best Paper Prize

    Howells, Jeremy (Recipient), Oct 2021

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)