Dr Anica Zeyen

Personal profile

I have been a full-time academic staff member at the School of Business and Management since January 2015.



Research Interests: I am an active member of the Centre for Research Into Sustainability (CRIS) and the Centre for critical and historical research on organisation and society (CHRONOS). 

My research interests, at the intersection of sustainability and entrepreneurship, include the pro-social foundations, forms, and functions of organisations as agents of positive social change and their inherent ambivalences.  Here, my main focus is on social entrepreneurship and social innovation.

I am further interested in equality and inclusion, particularly in the context of disability. With my research, I aim to gain a deeper understanding into how to enhance economic participation and societal inclusion of people living with disabilities around the world.

PhD Supervision: I am interested in supervising PhD dissertations on social entrepreneurship and/or disability and inclusion.



 During the academic year 2019/20 I teach and lead MN3745 Responsible Entrepreneurship and Innovation (3rd year). I  also co-teach on MN3915 Business in Context (3rd year).

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

I was awarded  the College Excellence in Teaching Award 2016.


Additional Internal and external Roles

Royal Holloway:

Outside of Royal Holloway

  • PRME UK&Ireland Chapter Steering Committee Member
  • Regular guest lecturer at Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg and Leuphana University Lueneburg
  • Reviewer for various management and entrepreneurship journals including, Journal of Business Venturing and Journal of Business Ethics
  • Editorial Review Board Member of Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice
  • Speaker and Fundraiser for the Guide Dogs for the Blind Association and Volunteer in various disability advocacy groups


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