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Meet our Professors: Professor Frances Bowen
Tue 13 June 2017, 18:30 – 21:00 BST
Frances Bowen is Head of the School of Business and Management, and Professor of Innovation Studies.
Professor Bowen specialises in corporate strategy and environmental governance.
Originally from Wales, she returned to the UK in 2011 after eight years at the Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary (Canada). There she had served as Associate Dean (Research) and as Director of the International Resource Industries and Sustainability Centre (IRIS). She previously served as Deputy Head of School and Director of Research at SBM.
Frances's academic career began with a BA (Hons) in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from the University of Oxford, and an MA in Economics from Northeastern University, where she focused on the political economy of development. She then made the move to focus on the management dimensions of sustainable development, through her PhD from the University of Bath and later as a lecturer at the University of Sheffield.
She has been a Visiting Fellow at the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment at the University of Oxford (2009), and held an ESRC Knowledge Exchange Fellowship at Defra in 2013-14.
Professor Bowen is often asked to provide advice on regulating for a sustainable economy to companies and to regulatory bodies such as the Environment Agency, the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), the National Audit Office and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS).
Her research has been supported by nearly £1m of grant funding over the last 10 years from the ESRC, EPSRC, SSHRC, BIS and Canadian provincial and federal governments.