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Dr Paul Ellwood BSc, MBA, PhD (Chemistry), PhD (Management Studies)

Senior Lecturer in Management Strategy, IB and Entrepreneurship


Personal Statement

My professional life has been dominated by an interest in science-based innovation. Having been originally educated in the natural sciences (culminating in a PhD in what would today be called nanotechnology), I spent 20 years trying to do innovation in industry and since 2009 trying to study innovation at a Management School (including completion of a second PhD in Management Research).

My practice of innovation has included time spent within industrial R&D, at Director-level positions in private firms, undertaking policy development for a UK Regional Development Agency and running my own management consultancy practice.

As you might expect from a working life that has seen me cross from private business to business schools, I have a keen interest in the relationship between management practice and management theory. This interest is evident in my Teaching & Learning activity where I work on programmes (notably the DBA) with students who are also experienced managers. In a similar vein, an important theme in my publications concerns the possibilities and prospects for integrating scholarly and practitioner knowledge.

My research generally concerns the organisation and management of innovation. I am interested in the social processes of innovation at and across boundaries (e.g. university/industry, science/society, business school/business practice) and collaborations between people "located" in different disciplines/professions/organisations/countries.

Prizes or Honours

  • Best Development Paper Award (British Academy of Management, 2019)
  • Management Education Practice Award 2019 (British Academy of Management, 2019)