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PhD (English Literature and Indian History)

University of Cambridge

Corpus Christi College, Overseas Research Scheme grant (1991-1993)

Clare College, Choral Scholarship (1991-1993)


BA (Literature)

Yale University

Trumbull College (Junior Term Abroad, Oxford, 1987)


Nov 2008Present

Senior Fellow (Associate Professor) in Entrepreneurship

Saïd Business School, University of Oxford

Research and teaching for undergraduate, post-graduate & executive education programmes

  • Research: emphasis on management and leadership of cultural heritage institutions, women’s entrepreneurship and leadership, especially in Islamic societies
  • Teaching Undergraduate: university lectures in Strategic Management; tutorials in strategy, marketing, OB
  • Teaching Postgraduate & Executive Education : strategy, leadership, women’s leadership, museum leadership
  • Administration: Senior Pro-Proctor March 2014 – March 2105 (disciplinary & ceremonial duties)
Oct 2006Oct 2008

Director, Emerging Leaders Programme (Executive Education)

London Business School (University of London)

Residential executive education for high-potential executives, emphasising leadership and strategic change.

Responsible for recruitment, admissions, content, faculty, teaching, research, budgets, student experience, etc.—as well as strategy for full executive education portfolio

Mar 2002Sep 2006

Principal Lecturer in Entrepreneurial Management

European Business School (Regent's University London)

Course Leader for BA and MA in Entrepreneurial Management

Co-ordinator, International Entrepreneurship Research Unit

Lecturing, Teaching, Supervision for Bachelors’ (BA) and Masters’ (MA, MSc, MBA):

  • Management subjects: entrepreneurship, strategy, leadership, private equity (syllabi upon request)
  • Responsible for all entrepreneurship teaching: content, delivery, staffing, development

 Programme development

  • Course Leader: programme design, initiation, leadership and pastoral duties for BA and MA degree programmes in Entrepreneurship, Marketing, International Business, & Human Resources
  • MSc in Banking and Finance: teaching; validation 2001; acting Course Leader 2004/5
  • MBA: programme design; teaching; validation 2004
  • Academic strategy and policy oversight for BA and MA programmes

Research (please also see below)

  • Entrepreneurship, regional development, social enterprise, social enterprise finance
  • Enterprise and development in economically disadvantaged and post-conflict communities
  • Heritage, culture and conservation as engines for development
Aug 1994Jun 1996

Visiting Professor

New York University, Deptartment of English
  • Taught & conducted research in 19/20th century English literature, and Anglophone Indian writing
  • Introduced new track of courses on postcolonial literatures and theory
Sep 1990Jul 1994

Supervisor for various colleges in English Literature and Indian History

University of Cambridge
  • Taught & researched 19/20th century English & postcolonial literatures and Indian History
  • PhD supervised by John Beer and Marilyn Butler, awarded in 1997: “Precursors to Postcolonialism: Leonard Woolf, E. J. Thompson, & E. M. Forster and the Rhetoric of English India”


Professional Affiliations

  • Royal Institute of International Affairs (London), Associate Fellow, July 03 – Dec 05
  • Reviewer: AOM, EURAM, Enterprise and Society, Oxford University Press
  • Memberships:
  • Academy of Management (divisions: Entrepreneurship, Social Issues in Management)
  • European Academy of Management
  • British Academy of Management
  • International Association for Business and Society
  • European Business History Association
  • Association of Business Historians
  • Business History Conference

Non-Executive Directorships and Associations 

  • Oxford Baroque (early music ensemble; trustee and development chair; Oxford)
  • Frideswide Singers (girls’ choir; trustee and development chair; Oxford)
  • Turtle Key Arts (theatrical production company emphasizing disability arts; trustee; London)
  • Women Equity (investment fund promoting women’s entrepreneurship in Europe)
  • Fresh! Organic Ventures (wholesale speciality food manufacturers, London)
  • Hickman & Associates (strategic consulting for non-profits, London)

 Community Organisations, active membership:

  • Christ Church, Dark Harbor, Maine (member of vestry, Chair of the Music Committee)
  • Islesboro Islands Trust (land trust preserving environmental and community interests on an island in Maine)
  • Yale University Alumni Schools Council (interviewing applicants from UK for undergraduate admissions)

Additional Information


for Yale, Groton & other arts/educational organizations


MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint), SPSS, Endnote, HTML, etc.


German: conversation

French: conversation

Latin: reading

Greek: reading


church organist, pianist, choral and solo singer


swimming, sailing


Everywhere except the Poles

1987-1993 lived periodically on yacht in Japan, Australasia, Caribbean & Europe