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Prof. Nigel Lockett

Visiting Research Fellow, Leeds University Business School
Areas of expertise
Entrepreneurship Education
Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship at Strathclyde University

Nigel Lockett is Professor of Entrepreneurship and Head of the Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship at the University of Strathclyde. I am a senior academic, experienced manager, serial entrepreneur and community leader. Before joining Strathclyde Business School, I previously worked as Professor of Entrepreneurship at Lancaster University Management School and Professor of Enterprise at Leeds University Business School. In 2015, I was awarded a prestigious National Teaching Fellowship for outstanding contribution to enterprise in higher education. I am a Fellow and Past President of the Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship. To raise awareness of dyslexia, I blog as The Dyslexic Professor -

He is a senior academic, experienced manager, entrepreneur and community leader. Nigel is a past President of the Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship and currently a member of the Small Business Charter management board.

Previously also Senior Lecturer at Bradford University School of Management and Brunel University Business School, Business Development Manager at InfoLab21 and Lecturer at Lancaster University Management School. Nigel also has more than 25 years experience as a company director, with a track record in managing start-up, joint venture and social enterprises. His current research interests include knowledge exchange between universities and industry, academic entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial learning and the use of CRM technologies by SMEs. Also, he is currently Chair of the Board of Trustees of Foundation a charity committed to ending social exclusion across the North of England by working with offenders, the homeless, women who are victims of domestic abuse and young people at risk.

Nigel is the co-author, with Dr Richard Blundel, of the major textbook Exploring Entrepreneurship published by Oxford University Press.