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Dr Simon O’Leary

Principal Fellow , Higher Education Academy (HEA)
Principal Lecturer, Regent's University London

Dr Simon O’Leary is an experienced business and management academic and executive, with extensive international experience in higher education, as a lecturer and researcher, and in industry, as a professional scientist and engineer.

He teaches and supervises in the Business and Management Faculty, at undergraduate and postgraduate levels up to PhD, specialising in entrepreneurship-related topics. Simon is also a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, one of just several hundred across the sector at this level. Simon Chairs HEA Fellowships Panels, and has also been a Member of the University Senate and a postgraduate Programme Director.

He is an active researcher, successfully publishing and presenting in academic journals and at international conferences. Dr Simon O’Leary has recently published research highlighting how entrepreneurial learning at undergraduate level and experience enhances the development of management attributes. His article has become the most viewed paper in the international Journal of Education & Work’s 2017 portfolio.

Other recent papers on enhanced curriculum to improve graduate employability include; ‘Developing entrepreneurial and employability attributes through marketing projects with SMEs’ and ‘Graduates’ experiences of, and attitudes towards, the inclusion of employability-related support in undergraduate degree programmes’.