Sukanlaya Sawang, SFHEA

Professor, Dr

    Accepting PhD Students

    PhD projects

    Innovation adoption, Psychology of Entrepreneurship, Small Business Management, Employee health and wellbeing

    Willing to speak to media

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    Sukanlaya Sawang is a highly motivated, charismatic academic with an impressive professional background and research agenda.  She received degrees in organisational psychology and innovation management with the international experiences (e.g. public sector, commercial banking and higher education) from Asia, Africa, Europe and North America.  ​Currently, Sukanlaya is a research Professor of Entrepreneurship and has been appointed as the Associate Dean at Faculty of Business and Law, Coventry University, UK.  Sukanlaya is responsible for providing strategic leadership in the development and implementation of an ambitious Global Engagement strategy for Faculty of Business and Law.  She is also the adjunct Professor in QUT Business School at Queensland University of Technology, Australia and Chulalongkorn University, Thailand.  Prior to joining Coventry University, she was a Reader and Director of Research Internationalisation at University of Leicester, UK. 

    Research Interests

    Sukanlaya’s research primarily focuses on psychology aspects of small business/entrepreneurship and innovation management. She has an extensive array of quality research publications in this area (including cross-cultural studies), experience in managing large research grants, and a strong collaborative research background with scholars from Asia-Pacific countries. 

    Education/Academic qualification

    Postgraduate Certificate, Queensland University of Technology

    Award Date: 2 May 2011

    Doctorate, Queensland University of Technology

    Award Date: 9 Mar 2009

    Postgraduate Certificate, University of Queensland

    Award Date: 1 May 2006

    MA, University of Central Oklahoma

    Award Date: 1 May 2001

    External positions

    Adjunct Professor, Queensland University of Technology

    10 Apr 2017 → …

    Visiting Academic, Zhejiang Gongshang University

    1 Jun 2013 → …


    • BF Psychology
    • Innovation Managament
    • Psychology of Entrepreneurship
    • Small Business Psychology
    • Occupation Stress
    • Health and wellbeing
    • Positive Psychology


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