I am currently a PhD Candidate in Management at Cass Business School, City University London. My core research interest is innovation in the low carbon power industry. The working title of my doctoral thesis is, Resource Management in New Technology-Based Firms – How firms in the fuel cell industry use partnerships to commercialise their technology. I am developing case studies of fuel cell technology firms active in the UK and Germany to understand how partnerships and acquisitions are used to enhance the portfolio of assets available to the firm for commercialisation, and thus aid the transition from the laboratory to the marketplace.
Originally preferring the natural and physical sciences at school and sixth form, my undergraduate studies at Birkbeck College, University of London, moved into the social sciences where I gained a first class BA (Hons) Management in 2005. This was followed by an MSc Innovation Management & Technology Policy, gained with distinction in 2008, also from Birkbeck College. My MSc dissertation, The increase of electricity generation from renewable energy sources in the UK – A case study of the offshore wind innovation system, received an award from the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts.
I have been an active member of the Green Economics Institute since 2008, having worked with the GEI in a number of areas, delivering my first conference paper at the Annual Conference in July 2008, running a workshop at the retreat in October 2008, sitting on the editorial board of the International Journal of Green Economics, writing and presenting materials for training, and contributing towards The Green Economist.
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