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Speaker: Dr Richard Hull

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Lecturer in Social Entrepreneurship and Director of the Masters Programme in Social Entrepreneurship at Goldsmiths, University of London. Originally qualified in Science & Technology Studies, 1977. Since then a varied career including nearly 20 years teaching and research in UK business schools with a particular focus on Critical Management Studies and Innovation Studies.

After nearly 20 years researching and teaching in UK Business Schools Richard left academic life in 2011 for voluntary community development work. He was lured back into academe in 2014 by the prospect of taking over the reins running the excellent Masters Programme in Social Entrepreneurship. Goldsmiths is famous world-wide for its creativity and innovativeness and this is clearly reflected within the programme.
Richard has over 50 publications including a paper reprinted in two different international reference collections. He was the Founding Series Editor of Dialogues in Critical Management Studies and co-editor of the collections The Third Sector (Emerald, 2011), Managing Knowledge: Critical Investigations of Work and Learning (Macmillan, 2000), and Knowledge and Innovation in the New Service Economy (Edward Elgar, 2000).

He is an accomplished academic researcher with a rigorous cross-disciplinary approach. This is based firstly on practical experience with Third Sector organisations complemented by expertise in organisational development. This draws upon his expertise in Innovation Studies which provides analytical tools drawing on economics, history, political economy, social theory and sociology. Since 2007 his research has focussed on practical involvement with the Third Sector – especially social enterprises – and community development. He previously worked at Newcastle University Business School, Manchester Business School, Brunel University and the University of Manchester Institute of Science & Technology.