Dr Bettina Becker

Lecturer in Entrepreneurship, Aston Business School

Bettina's research interests lie in the area of innovation, in particular open innovation, innovation diffusion, social innovation and innovation policy. She is also interested in the interface between innovation and entrepreneurship.

Dr Jane Bourke

Lecturer in Economics

Dr. Jane Bourke is a lecturer in Economics at University College Cork. Jane holds BComm and MEconSc degrees from University College Cork and a PhD from Warwick Business School. Jane’s research interests are in the area of innovation and technological change, as well as adoption and diffusion of innovations.

Dr Kevin Mole

Associate Professor of Enterprise & Head of Group

Kevin's expertise ranges across a variety of qualitative and quantitative research techniques: on external advice to small firms, the diagnosis of firm problems, policy choices in business support, firm growth and the adoption of new working practices in SMEs.

Dr Stuart Fraser

Associate Professor of Enterprise, Warwick Business School

Stuart's research interests include small business finance; applied financial economics; econometric analysis of small business issues.

Professor Jun Du

Professor of Economics

Professor Jun Du is Professor of economics at Aston Business School, her research revolves around the evaluation and determinants of firm performance. She has extensive experience in collaborating with researchers nationally and internationally on projects on the measurement of firm productivity, the relationship between performance and R&D and innovation, finance and investment, ownership, political economy, and internationalisation.

Professor Jonathan Levie

Director of Knowledge Exchange, Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship, University of Strathclyde

Jonathan leads ERC's research theme exploring the impact of Entrepreneurial Ambition in SME growth. His research interests include venture growth, business model change and entrepreneurship policy.

Professor Mike Wright

Associate Director

Mike is Professor of Entrepreneurship at Imperial College London. At the ERC he leads the research theme on finance and governance. His research interests include entrepreneurship, family businesses, entrepreneurial finance and governance.

Professor Monder Ram OBE

Director, Centre for Research in Ethnic Minority Entrepreneurship (CREME), Birmingham University

Monder has extensive experience working with, researching and acting as a consultant to small and ethnic minority businesses and is a leading authority on small business and ethnic minority entrepreneurship research and has published widely on the subject.

Professor Nola Hewitt-Dundas

Professor, Queen's University Belfast

Nola is Professor of Innovation Management and Policy at Queen’s and an ESRC-Innovate UK Innovation Caucus Thought Leader. Her research interests include the dynamics of innovation ecosystems, business innovation, technology transfer and networks with an emphasis on small and medium enterprises, business strategy and technology adoption. She has led and contributed to a wide range of public sector projects for national and international organisations.