Dr Anica Zeyen

Personal profile

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

Personal website: www.DRDiary.blog


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 link this research with my personal passion for the topic of disability. 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, inclusive education provision as well as travel and tourism arrangements .

I am currently invovled in multiple interdisciplinary projects on disability and wellbeing related topics in the Uk as well as in India, South Africa, Uganda and Zambia.

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



 During the academic year 2020/2021 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 and received a Certificate of Commendation in the Team Teaching Award 2020 for my work on the Enterprise Hub.


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
  • Editorial Review Board Member of Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice and Editorial Board Member of JOurnal of Business Ethics
  • Speaker, campaigner and Fundraiser for the Guide Dogs for the Blind Association and Volunteer in various disability advocacy groups


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Researchgate profile

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