Areti Gkypali

Research Fellow, ERC

Dr Areti Gkypali joined ERC in March 2016 as a Research Fellow working with Professors Stephen Roper, James Love and Nola Hewitt-Dundas focusing on SMEs, innovation, productivity, exports and business eco-systems. Prior to joining the ERC, Areti worked at the Department of Economics, University of Patras for two years as a Postdoctoral Fellow where she also obtained her PhD in Economics

Bo (Grace ) Peng

Research Fellow

Bo’s main research interests are in the areas of entrepreneurial finance. Her current research focuses on exploring how the entrepreneurial identity influence entrepreneurial external research acquisition via IPO as well as their exit strategies after IPO.

Dr Neha Prashar

Research Fellow

Neha gained her Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics with Economics at University College London and went onto do her Master’s degree in Development Economics at the University of Birmingham.

Dr Victor Ekpu

Research Fellow

Victor is currently working on the ERC project on accessing and using alternative finance. His wider research interests are in business finance and growth, business lending and bank profitability, bank lending to SMEs, macroeconomics and financial linkages, financial innovation, and monetary and financial stability policies.

Joanne Turner

Research Fellow - innovation Studies

Joanne’s research will examine how a firm’s industry environment, in particular the appropriability regime, affects its intangibles strategy and innovation performance.

Maria Wishart

Research Fellow- Business Resilience

Following an undergraduate degree in Business Management with French, and 17 years working in a variety of consumer marketing roles, Maria completed an MSc in Management & Business Research Methods and an MA in Philosophy. Her PhD research focuses on the moral identity work of senior business managers in UK for-profit businesses.

Temitope Akinremi

Research Fellow- Productivity in UK Engineering

Temitope Akinremi joined the Enterprise Research Centre (ESRC) at Warwick Business School in February 2018. Prior to that, she earned a PhD in Engineering Management from Coventry University, where she also worked as a Teaching Assistant. She has a BSc and an MSc in Chemical Engineering. Her experience also spans across the oil and gas industry and chemical process industry where she worked as a process engineer, process improvement researcher and business development manager with different companies.