I am a Professor of Management and Director of Entrepreneurship at Dublin City University. I am also a Non-Executive Board Member of the DCU National Centre for Family Business.
I am an internationally recognized scholar and educator within the area of entrepreneurship having a particular expertise in gender, incubation, technology entrepreneurship and family business. Having taken a risk to leave the comfort of a secure and lucrative job in industry at the age of 26yrs to pursue a doctorate, I found a new home in third-level education; from incubators to diversity and inclusivity where my incisive mind, prodigious productivity, and insatiable curiosity have been rewarded. Now an award-winning Professor and Research Director of the National Centre for Family Business at DCU, my academic outputs include 40+ journal articles; 6 book chapters; 2 books, 50+ conference papers and managing million Euro research projects from the European Commission.
Advancing debate and challenging myths; exploring the mystery of the underperforming female entrepreneur
In 2014, my paper with Professor Susan Marlow “Advancing debate and challenging myths; exploring the mystery of the underperforming female entrepreneur” won an Emerald Literati Award.
In addition, I have authored the ‘Female Entrepreneurship’ with Routledge Publishing and co-authored “Entrepreneurial Behaviour with Palgrave Publishing.
Furthermore, in 2015, I participated in an Innovative and path-breaking Think Tank “Women and Leadership” at George Washington University, as one of only 25 globally recognized leading scholars invited. Whilst in 2019, I was nominated for an Irish Women’s Award for my Services to Education.
I have held Visiting Professor Positions at Massey University, New Zealand and Babson College, Boston and am currently a Visiting Professor at the University of Nottingham, UK and Princess Nourah Bint Abdulrahman University, Saudi Arabia.
I am on the editorial boards of leading UK and US journals such as the International Small Business Journal, Entrepreneurship, Theory
I am also a regular commentator on female entrepreneurship, women in leadership, accelerators and women in family business, on radio and in print.
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