I joined Norwich Business School in 2009 as a Lecturer and was promoted to an Associate Professor in 2011 and to a Professor of Entrepreneurship in 2021. I moved from the University of Edinburgh Business School where I had held the prestigious five-year George David Research Fellowship in family business and social change. Prior to this fellowship, I conducted EU-funded research on the territorial impact of the CAP and Rural Development Policy (ESPON Project 2.1.3) and the role of rural entrepreneurship in responding to employment problems in Cumbria, England (FERP Project). I have also carried out ESRC-funded research as a sole investigator on Scottish family business networks. I am currently leading the academic evaluation of a five-year £10.3M Interreg England (Channel) France programme on social innovation that aims to enhance lives through enterprise in housing association neighbourhoods (Increase VS Project, 2018-2022). My academic background is interdisciplinary and includes a PhD in Socio-Economics from the University of Manchester, an MSc in Agricultural Development and Rural Finance from the University of Bradford and a BA in Sociology from Panteion University (Athens, Greece). All my postgraduate studies were fully funded by the Greek State Scholarships Foundation (IKY).


Maternity Leave 2012, 2013 and 2015.

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