Professor Nigel Lockett BSc, MSc, PhD, FRSA.
Associate Dean for Engagement and Professor of Entrepreneurship at Lancaster University Management School. Nigel is a senior academic, experienced manager, serial entrepreneur and community leader. To raise awareness of dyslexia he blogs as The Dyslexic Professor. Before joining Lancaster University, he previously worked as Professor of Enterprise and Director of Enterprise Learning at the University of Leeds, Senior Lecturer at Bradford University School of Management and Brunel University Business School, Business Development Manager at InfoLab21 and Lecturer at the Lancaster University Management School. He is a Fellow and Past President of Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ISBE) and is currently a member the Board of the Small Business Charter. In 2015, Nigel was awarded the prestigious National Teaching Fellowship for his outstanding contribution to enterprise in higher education and he lead the successful University of Leeds submissions for the Duke of York Award for University Entrepreneurship and the Times Higher Education Entrepreneurial University of the Year.
Nigel also has over 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 a Trustees of Foundation a charity committed to building ‘inclusive communities where everyone matters’ across the North of England by working with offenders, the homeless, women who are victims of domestic abuse and young people at risk.
He is the co-author, with Dr Richard Blundel, of the major textbook Exploring Entrepreneurship published by Oxford University Press. Nigel has successfully designed and delivered innovative programmes in entrepreneurship, innovation, strategy, e-business and technology enterprise. He has also worked with many small business owners on the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses initiative and executives of global enterprises, including Hallmark and Pace. He is a Fellow of the RSA.