Patricia is a Lecturer in Management in the University of Liverpool Management School. She led on the development and launch of the University of Liverpool Management School flagship Master in Management programme that appears in the Financial Times and Economist rankings. Patricia is Director of Studies for Master in Management and she leads on modules in Research Methodology, Strategic Management, Dissertations and post-graduate summer projects. She has previously held academic positions in Hong Kong and China where she delivered modules in strategy and the economic theory of the firm. Patricia is Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA) and has won Learning and Teaching Awards for 2017/18 and 2018/19 for her leadership and teaching on the Master in Management programme.
Patricia’s research centers on entrepreneurship from the perspective of organisations, technology and society. She is currently working on entrepreneurship in the society of the spectacle; the ‘agencying’ of agency in street level bureaucracy and entrepreneurship in conflict zones. She is particularly skilled in teaching large numbers, students from diverse backgrounds and participants for whom English is not their first language. In 2012/13 and 2013/14 she was awarded the York University Management School Prize for Outstanding Learning and Teaching. At the University of Sheffield, she was awarded the Prize for MBA Learning and Teaching. With 12 years in industry before joining academia, she draws on her work experience and her research in her teaching and to this end she has kept up to date with the companies and industries she was involved in. She considers all of her teaching to be research connected and takes an active interest in reading broadly in the subject areas that she teaches. In 2011 Patricia was awarded The Vice Chancellor's Annual Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Internationalisation.