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Dr Ed Cottam holds a PhD from an AACSB and EPAS accredited university and has won 11 competitive grants since 2016. Ed’s research interests include entrepreneurship, technology, networks, and sustainability. His work was recently published in Entrepreneurship and Regional Development and European Management Review. Ed has taught full-time in higher education since 2012 and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. 

Dr Ed Cottam is the module leader for a multi-award winning, international and multi-disciplinary PG Business Clinic. In this capacity he has overseen 360+ projects and generated over £1.8 million worth of consultancy work. Past clients include Proctor and Gamble, Akzo Nobel, Greggs and UNESCO. The  British Academy of Management Education Practice Awards  acknowledged these achievements in 2017 by giving the Business Clinic a ‘Highly Commended’ award. The Business Clinic also won a Teaching Excellence Award in 2018. Ed has been nominated for individual student-led teaching awards every year of his career.

Overall, Ed manages cross-functional postgraduate modules teaching over 700 students in Newcastle, London and Amsterdam. Moreover, he co-leads a team of 8 academic and administrative staff on a ‘2021 Research Excellence Framework’ case study investigating the impact of Business Clinic consultancy on client firms.

Education/Academic qualification

Business andManagement Studies, PhD

1 Jun 20121 Jun 2015

Award Date: 1 Jun 2016

Information Technology, MSc

30 Oct 201030 Oct 2011

Award Date: 30 Oct 2011


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