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Senior Lecturer in Management, Queen's University Belfast

I am a nationally and internationally recognized scholar within the area of management having a particular expertise in gender and entrepreneurship, technology entrepreneurship and family business. My research has been published in top rated North American and UK journals including Entrepreneurship, Theory and Practice, R&D Management, Journal of Small Business Management and Regional Studies. In addition, I have authored a book with Routledge publishing entitled ‘Female Entrepreneurship’. I have been a Visiting Scholar at Massey University, New Zealand and Babson College, Boston and am currently a Visiting Scholar at the University of Nottingham. My research is actively integrated into my teaching where student and peer feedback has been consistently excellent. Further to research and teaching activities, I contribute to my community of practice through extensive mentoring for Early Career Researchers and as an invited Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA). I am also on the editorial boards of leading UK and US journals such as the International Small Business Journal and Entrepreneurship, Theory and Practice. I am currently the Chair of the International Council for Small Business (ICSB) Women’s Entrepreneurship Committee.


  • –present
    Associate Professor of Women's Entrepreneurship, Queen's University Belfast


  • 2004 
    Ulster University, PhD