Lecturer in Entrepreneurship, University of Stirling

My area of expertise is broadly entrepreneurship, specifically business growth and development in the context of young ventures and SMEs. Much of my work to date has focused on high growth entrepreneurship, including the nature and processes of growth in high growth firms, their support requirements (financial and otherwise) and the wider public policy context and support mechanisms designed for high growth firms. I am also interested in wider issues related to business growth, including the effect of changes in ownership on business performance, the impact of business acceleration programmes, and equity crowdfunding as a source of entrepreneurial growth capital for new and small ventures.

As a result of my work, I have been involved with a number of organisations on issues relating to high growth entrepreneurship and firm performance including the OECD, Scottish Enterprise, the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) and the World Bank.


  • –present
    Lecturer in Entrepreneurship, University of Stirling


  • 2013 
    University of Strathclyde, PhD