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Qualifications

BA (Hons) Business Administration with French and Spanish
MSc Entrepreneurial Practice
PGCLT (Distinction)
Fellow International Enterprise Educators Programme
Fellow Higher Education Academy

About

Louise has more than sixteen years experience of working in academia, teaching and supporting entrepreneurship and to date has managed and mentored more than 80 graduate start up companies and has experience in teaching the following modules:

Undergraduate:
• Managing Business Growth and Sustainability
• Enterprise Management
• Regional Development and Entrepreneurship
• Employment Experience
• Starting a New Enterprise
• Developing a New Enterprise

Postgraduate:
• The Enterprise Economy
• Developing the Professional
• Developing the Entrepreneurial Organisation

Trained at Cambridge University as a facilitator of the International CMI Enterprisers programme.

Experience

2015 – Present Academic Manager – Strategy and Management
2014 – 2015 Course Leader BA (Hons) Business Management
(Final Year Tutor for: Business Management, Human Resource Management, Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Enterprise and Marketing.

2013 – 2014 Year 2 Award Tutor for: Business Management, Human Resource Management, Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Enterprise and Marketing

2010 – 2013 Head of Enterprise Education Hub and Senior Lecturer

2003 – 2010 Enterprise Education Manager and Lecturer in Enterprise.

2002 – 2003 Manager and lecturer, MSc Entrepreneurship (Female Entrepreneurs)

2000 – 2002 Project Manager Enterprise in Education Initiative.

1999 – 2000 Project Officer Wales Fast Growth Fifty project.

Previous to this, Louise worked within a number of Welsh SME’s (Engineering) and as a business consultant for film production and manufacturing companies.

Responsibilities

Course Leader of: BA (Hons) Business Management
Module Leader of: Managing Business Growth and Sustainability and Developing the Entrepreneurial Organisation.
Senior Lecturer: Employment Experience, Regional Development and Entrepreneurship and Developing the Professional.
Postgraduate dissertation supervisor.

2003 – 2013 Welsh Assembly funded Enterprise Champion (EC)
- To lead the Enterprise Education Hub
- To lead student enterprise across campus
- To manage the Ideas Factories at Treforest and Cardiff campuses
- To line manage Enterprise Officers
- To develop an enterprising culture across campus for staff and students.
- To provide business support for staff and students
- To embed enterprise education into the curriculum

Publications

BOOK CHAPTER

Edwards, L-J and Muir, E. J., 2013. The Meandering Path: The University’s Contribution Toward the Entrepreneurial Journey. In: A. Fayole and D. Redford, ed. 2014. Handbook on the entrepreneurial university. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing. Ch. 16

JOURNAL PAPERS

Edwards, L-J and Muir, E. J. (2012), “Evaluating enterprise education – Why do it?”, Journal of Education and Training, Vol. 54, Iss.4

Edwards, L-J and Muir, E. J. (2007), “The role of universities in supporting and delivering enterprise education”, Journal of Industry and Higher Education, Vol. 21, No. 6

Edwards, L-J and Muir, E. J. (2005), “Promoting entrepreneurship at the University of Glamorgan through formal and informal learning”, Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development, Vol. 12 No. 4

WORKING PAPERS

Jones, W.P., Jones, A., Packham, G., Edwards L-J. and Peachey, P. (2006), “Student perceptions of enterprise education in Poland”, Welsh Enterprise Institute, Working Paper Series, Paper 49

Peachey, P., and Edwards L-J (2006), “The case for embedding activity theory in a web-based enterprise course”, Welsh Enterprise Institute, Working Paper Series, Paper 44

Edwards, L-J and Muir, E. J. (2005), “Signed, sealed and delivered – Developing entrepreneurship teaching strategies” Welsh Enterprise Institute, Working Paper Series, Paper 42

Edwards, L-J and Muir, E. J. (2001), “Are E-Clubs the Answer to Entrepreneurial Learning?” Welsh Enterprise Institute, Working Paper Series, Paper 17

CONFERENCE PAPERS

Edwards, L-J. and Muir E.J. (2004)., ‘Signed, sealed and delivered – developing entrepreneurship teaching strategies’. 13th Nordic Conference on Small Business Research, Tromsø, Norway.

Edwards, L-J. and Muir E.J. (2004)., ‘Tell me and I’ll forget; show me and I’ll remember; involve me and I’ll understand – developing enterprise education through theory and practice’. 13th Nordic Conference on Small Business Research, Tromsø, Norway.

Muir E.J. and Edwards, L-J. (2004)., ‘Mastering entrepreneurship – the challenge of educating entrepreneuses’. 13th Nordic Conference on Small Business Research, Tromsø, Norway.

Atkinson, C. and Edwards L-J. (2003)., ‘Let me entertain you: Reflections on entrepreneurial teaching and learning’. Prowess Conference – Women and Enterprise: Making Waves Conference, Brighton, UK.

‘Promoting Entrepreneurship at the University of Glamorgan through formal and informal learning’ (2002), with Muir. E.J. – 12th Nordic Conference on Small Business Research. University of Kuopio, Finland. * awarded best conference paper

Memberships

Fellow of IEEP
Fellow of HEA

External

In 2013 Louise took part in an Academic Exchange to Memorial University, Newfoundland in Canada and gave a public lecture “Are we creating entrepreneurs or just ticking boxes?”

Guest Lecturer:

•University of Applied Sciences, Hochschule, Münich, Germany 2009-2010
•University of Applied Science, Hochschule, Rosenheim, Germany, 2009 – 2012

•École de Management de Normandie, Le Harve, France 2009–2011

Young Enterprise Wales mentor at Ysgol Gyfyn Cwm Rhymni 2011- 2012

Member of South East Wales Regional Higher Education Youth Entrepreneurship Strategy Hub

Journal reviewer of:
Journal of Education and Training
International Journal of Management Education
International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour & Research

Consultancy

2012 – 2013:- £1.1 million project in partnership with Cardiff University, Cardiff Metropolitan University, Newport University, RWCMD and the Open University – To manage the student enterprise experience across all campuses.

2009 – 2012:- Lead of Glamorgan enterprise consortia (partners RWCMD and Merthyr College)
- To develop and deliver enterprise summer schools, events and workshops for students and staff development programmers

2009 – 2012 :- Partner with Barry College, Swansea Metropolitan University, Cardiff Metropolitan University, Ystrad Mynach College and University of Newport
- To provide enterprise staff training across Wales

Research

PhD – The Entrepreneurial Journey from University to Business

Enterprise education, education ‘about’ and ‘for’ entrepreneurship
Formal and informal enterprise education
Entrepreneurial pedagogies
Entrepreneurial identity.

Areas of Expertise

Entrepreneurship
Enterprise Education

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