Inspiring Innovation

Inspiring innovation and successful partnerships are the key to success. Meet academics, industry leaders and PhD students who are a part of our story.

Professor Sally Wyke: Football, fans, and building trusted relationships

Professor Sally Wyke is the Deputy Director at the Institute of Health and Wellbeing as well as being an Interdisciplinary Research Professor and Dean of Research at the University of Glasgow. Listen to Sally discuss how to build successful long-term relationships and talk about her award-winning collaborative project with football fans and clubs!

Bridging the gap: Zinc, academia, and where social science fits

Ella is a Research Fellow at Zinc, PhD student at the University of Southampton’s Centre for Research on Ageing, a member of the Centre for Population Change and the ESRC’s South Coast Doctoral Training Partnership. Hear Ella talk about why social science matters, and innovations coming from social science!

Dr David Johnson: Intrapreneurship, Entrepreneurship & Academic Entrepreneurs

Dr David Johnson is a Lecturer in Entrepreneurship at the Adam Smith Business School, University of Glasgow. David has been an intrapreneur, an entrepreneur, and now researches academic entrepreneurs – listen to David talk about his experiences and how he thinks social science can change the world.

Professor Jude Robinson

Professor Jude Robinson is a social anthropologist researching in the field of critical public health and is a Professor of Health and Wellbeing and the Deputy Head of the College of Social Sciences at the University of Glasgow. Learn about why Jude thinks social science is our superpower, and how you can change the world.

Professor Douglas Shand

Professor Douglas Shand is Professor of Leadership and Enterprise at the School of Interdisciplinary Studies at the University of Glasgow. His career has included senior leadership and executive roles at global blue chip businesses such as Oracle and PwC and a number of global technology start ups. Listen to Douglas talk about innovation, how to build collaborative long-term relationships and why social scientists deserve significant credit for being courageous.

Dr Javier García Oliva

Dr Javier García Oliva is Senior Lecturer in Law at the University of Manchester, where he is currently the Acting Associate Dean for Business Engagement at the Faculty of Humanities as well as academic champion for Aspect. Javier is also an academic entrepreneur with a board game focused on the significance of human rights, democracy and the Rule of Law. Listen to Javier talk about this board game, and why you should follow your heart as a social scientist.

Tony Walker

Tony Walker is Deputy Director at the Masood Enterprise Centre, focusing on student, staff and graduate entrepreneurship. He has provided support to dozens of researchers, entrepreneurs and companies throughout the commercialisation ‘pipeline’, from idea protection and management strategies, business planning, introductions to investors, to the provision of world class incubation facilities. Listen to Tony talk about a renaissance of social science, why it’s more crucial than ever, and how you need to manage your career.  

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