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Dr Andy Clarke

Senior Lecturer in Enterprise & Entrepreneurship
Lancashire School of Business and Enterprise

Andy teaches on the MBA programme, with expertise in understanding how enterprise and entrepreneurship theories can be viewed and understood in different ways by people with different experiences and skillsets, such those from humanities, arts, health, science or engineering backgrounds. Andy also supervises post-graduate research students at University of Central Lancashire.

Andy has published in areas including using enterprise and entrepreneurship education, and academic engagement with industry. His work aims to get a greater understanding of the interface between academia and industry, and how to better apply enterprise and entrepreneurship theories and principles to real-world scenarios.

Andy joined the University of Central Lancashire in May 2020 as a Senior Lecturer in Enterprise & Entrepreneurship. He has worked in academia since 2007 and has worked at the University of Salford, Lancaster University, and the University of Manchester. Andy has taught enterprise and entrepreneurship theories and principles to students from backgrounds including biotechnology, biomedical science, physics, graphic arts, wildlife, healthcare professionals and business. Andy graduated from the University of Nottingham in 1999 with a BEng (Hons) in Mechanical Design, Materials and Manufacture. He was awarded his PhD from UMIST in 2003 in Metallurgy and Materials Science, and gained an MBA from Sheffield Hallam University in 2007. Prior to working in academia, he worked in technology translation in Sheffield in the steel industry after completing 10 years in the British Army.