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    New venture creation;
    Organisational Identity formation;
    Identity transitioning;
    Underdog entrepreneurship

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    Personal profile


    I am an Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship in the International Centre for Transformational Entrepreneurship at Coventry University. Within this role, I am involved in both teaching and research activity for ICTE.

    In terms of my teaching portfolio, I am the Programme Director for Online and Faculty Service Teaching and Co-Director Education (Curriculum Development). I have been lecturing at undergraduate and postgraduate level for the last 8 years at Coventry University and I am a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

    In terms of research activity, I have 14 publications ranging from books, book chapters, conference proceedings and two ABS 3* journal articles. I have presented my research at major academic conferences namely, Academy of Management (AOM), European Group of Organizational Studies (EGOS) and the Institute of Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ISBE). In addition to this, I periodically review articles for the Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development and the International Journal of Management Education.

    I am a member of several learned societies including the British Academy of Management and the Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship. In addition, I am an external examiner for Teesside University and University of Nottingham.

    Research Interests

    My main research interest is on new venture creation. I adopt a sensemaking approach to explore new venture creation processes, idea development, entrepreneurial opportunity development, new venture identity development and identity transitions. Other research interests include gender and entrepreneurship, leadership and organisational behaviour and psychological approaches to entrepreneurship.

    I am currently working on a couple of projects:

    • Organisational Identity formation among aspiring entrepreneurs 
    • Underdog entrepreneurship
    • Transformational Entrepreneurship
    • Destructive entrepreneurship in emerging markets

    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 4 - Quality Education
    • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
    • SDG 13 - Climate Action

    Education/Academic qualification

    PhD Entrepreneurship, Making sense of entrepreneurial opportunities, University of Nottingham

    21 Sept 201112 Dec 2014

    Award Date: 7 Jul 2015

    MSc, International Employment Relations and HRM, London School of Economics and Political Science

    1 Sept 20091 Jul 2010

    Award Date: 1 Jul 2010

    Degree, Management and Psychology, The University of the West Indies

    1 Sept 20051 Jul 2008

    Award Date: 1 Jul 2008

    External positions

    External Examiner, University of Nottingham

    Sept 2021Dec 2025

    External Examiner, Teesside University

    1 Apr 201731 Dec 2023


    • H Social Sciences (General)
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Sensemaking
    • New venture creation
    • Identity
    • Qualitative research


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