Academic Director, Entrepreneurship Commercialisation and Innovation Centre, University of Adelaide

Allan has been lecturing in the fields of entrepreneurship and innovation in a number of topic areas associated with new venture strategy, evaluation and start-up since 2001. His extensive industry experience with the small and medium enterprise sector involved introducing new products, entering new markets, and expanding sales and business opportunities in both established and new business environments. This experience has exposed him to the challenges of growth, innovation and entrepreneurship with engineered and manufactured goods and provides useful context for his academic career. Allan's research interests include entrepreneurship education, policy and the intersections between entrepreneurship, innovation and socioeconomic development.


  • 2008–present
    Academic Director, Postgraduate Innovation and Entrepreneurship, The University of Adelaide


  • 2009 
    Swinburne University of Technology, Doctor of Philosophy (Entrepreneurship)

Research Areas

  • Economics, Business And Management Curriculum And Pedagogy (130203)
  • Small Business Management (150314)