Dr Emilee Simmons

Dr Emilee Simmons, BM, MSt (Oxon), PhD, MBA (Leeds), is a Teaching Fellow, with experience in retail management, educational engagement, social enterprise and charities. Before joining the Leeds Enterprise Centre, she worked as an archivist & researcher for the Bate Collection Museum of Musical Instruments in Oxford, was an educational engagement manager for Fair-trade organisations, and at the University of Leeds taught undergraduate modules for the School of Music and more recently was a Lead Officer for the Educational Engagement team. During her time on the MBA she was President of the Leeds Chapter of Net Impact, a non-profit organisation that looks to educate, equip and inspire professionals to use the power of business and entrepreneurship to create a more sustainable future (social, economic & environmental). After which she became the UK Global Fellow, supporting chapters across the UK and acting as an ambassador for the organisation. She is currently a professional member of the organisation and continues to support the Leeds chapter. She was also on the board of trustees for over 2 years with Saltaire Inspired, a voluntary-run charity whose vision is to inspire people of all ages and backgrounds to participate in the arts.


BM (Shenandoah University Conservatory for the Performing Arts), MSt (St. Cross College, University of Oxford), PhD (University of Leeds), MBA (Leeds University Business School)

Current Research Income:

2014-16 £2000 Student Education Project Funding to work on ‘Opening the World of Business’, which is a video project to support the use of blended learning by HE staff as well as bringing external business professionals into the classroom using more accessible means.

2014-2016 £3000 Student Education Project Funding to work on a ‘Global Classrooms’ initiative which is a pilot in opening the classroom between LUBS and Drexel University (USA), including the creation of collobrative online group work for our students.

Research Interests and Activities

Interests: Blended Learning; Entrepreneurship Education; Gender (Spec. Masculinity); Significance of Trust in High Performance Teams

Current projects: Creating a Global Classroom;  Perceptions in the use of Simulation Games in HE Entrepreneurial Learning; HE & FE teaching and learning practices within Entrepreneurship Education.