Kelly Smith

Senior Lecturer in Entrepreneurship

Kelly Smith is a Senior Lecturer in Entrepreneurship in the Department of Management at Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham. She also holds a PhD from the University of Birmingham. She has lead undergraduate-level Venture Creation Programmes at Coventry University and the University of Huddersfield, and student and graduate entrepreneurship initiatives across the West Midlands and Yorkshire.

Contact Details

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Research Themes

  • Entrepreneurship

Biography

Kelly Smith is a Senior Lecturer in Entrepreneurship in the Department of Management at Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham. She also holds a PhD from the University of Birmingham. She has lead undergraduate-level Venture Creation Programmes at Coventry University and the University of Huddersfield, and student and graduate entrepreneurship initiatives across the West Midlands and Yorkshire. Her research interests include drivers and barriers to engagement with student and graduate business start-up, and the impact of enterprise and entrepreneurship education. Kelly is the current Co-Chair of ISBE’s Enterprise Education conference track, and a founding Co-Chair of the joint ISBE/EEUK Research in Enterprise Education Community of Interest. She is a Fellow and an Honorary Life Fellow of Enterprise Educators UK, the national network of enterprise and entrepreneurship educators in Higher Education.