Personal profile

Personal profile

I joined Royal Holloway as full-time academic staff in the School of Business and Management in January 2015.

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Research Interests:

My research interestes are social entrepreneurship and inclusive organizing. I specialize in disability. I focus on concepts such as stigma,  inclusion/exclusion, allyship and meaning(fulness).

Through my research, I aim to better understand how to improve economic participation and societal inclusion for disabled people. This translates into research across all aspects of live including entrepreneurship for and by disabled people, disability at work (unpaid and paid)  as well as leaisure, travel and tourism. I am a qualitative researcher and use ethnographies, diary studies and visual / artistic methods to gain deeper understandings into the lived experience of disabled people.

PhD Supervision: I am interested in supervising PhD theses on social entrepreneurship and/or disability and inclusion. Please email me if you are interested.


 During the academic year 2022/203 1 teach and lead MN3745 Responsible Entrepreneurship and Innovation (3rd year). I  also co-teach on MN3915 Business in Context (3rd year).

I am the founding Director of the Royal Holloway Enterprise Hub ( This extra-curricula platform supports students across Roal Holooway at all stages of the entrepreneurial process.

I am a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (Advance HE).

I was awarded  the College Excellence in Teaching Award 2016 and received a Certificate of Commendation in the Team Teaching Award 2020 for my work on the Enterprise Hub.

Internal and external Roles (excerpt)

Royal Holloway:

  • Eqaulity, Diversity and INclusion Director for School of Business and Managmeent
  • Founding Director of the Royal Holloway Enterprise Hub initiative
  • Co-Chair Disability and Mental Heatlh Staff Network
  • Co-Chair Disabled Staff and Student Working Group

Outside of Royal Holloway

  • Guest Editor for Journal of Buisness Ethics and Journal of Marketing Management
  • Editorial Review Board Member of Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice and Editorial Board Member of Journal of Business Ethics
  • Speaker, campaigner and Fundraising Group Coordinator  for the Guide Dogs for the Blind Association and Volunteer in various disability advocacy groups

Other links:

  • Invisible - documentary about 6 disabled women activists; based on a reserach project funded by the British Academy, YouTube LInk
  • Accessibility & Me - podcast series featuring disabled professionals
  • Layers of Vision - Exhibition that explores the experience of 10 blind and partially sighted artists living in a world made for sighted people,


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

Education/Academic qualification

Education, SeniorFellow, The Higher Education Academy

Award Date: 5 Nov 2017

External positions

Visiting Scholar, Ivey Business School, Western University

1 Jan 202230 Apr 2022

Visiting Research Associate, University of Johannesburg

1 May 202130 Apr 2024

Research and Teaching Fellow, Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nurnberg

1 Jan 201531 Dec 2019

Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

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