Research

Samples of contributors research

Professor David A. Kirby

Kirby, D.A. (2020) ‘Entrepreneurship and Sustainability: is there need for a new harmonised approach?, AdvanceHE,, 28th October 2020 [online]. Available: https://www.advance-he.ac.uk/news-and-views/entrepreneurship-and-sustainability-there-need-new-harmonised-approach

Kirby, D.A. (2020) ‘Entrepreneurial University and COVID-19: Opportunities for Entrepreneurial Transformation?’ August 2020 [online]. Available: https://www.aceeu.org/news/spotlightarticle/id/7

Kirby, D.A. (2020) ‘Coronavirus and the entrepreneurial university’, Advance HE, August 2020 [blog]. Available: https://www.advance-he.ac.uk/news-and-views/coronavirus-and-entrepreneurial-university.

Kirby, D.A. & El Hadidi, H. (2019) ‘University Technology Transfer efficiency in a factor-driven economy: the need for a coherent policy in Egypt’, The Journal of Technology Transfer, 44(5), pp. 1367-1395. First online 29 May, 2019.

Kirby, D.A. (2018) ‘Entrepreneurship Education: The Need for a Higher Education Revolution in the Arab World’. In Fardoun, H.M, Downing, K.J. & Mok, M. (ed.) The Future of Higher Education in the Middle East and Africa. Cham: Springer.

Kirby, D.A. & Ibrahim, N. (2016) ‘Entrepreneurial universities in Egypt: Opportunities and Challenges’. In Rizk, N. & Azzazy, H. (ed.) Entrepreneurship + Innovation in Egypt.
Cairo, New York: The American University in Cairo Press.

Kirby, D. A. (2007) ‘Changing the Entrepreneurship Education Paradigm’, in Fayolle, A. (ed.) Handbook of Research in Entrepreneurship Education, Volume 1, A general perspective. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd.

Kirby, D.A. & Honeywood, D. (2007)’ Graduate Entrepreneurship, Attention Deficiency and Hyperactivity Disorder and the Creation of Young Entrepreneurs: is there a need to rethink?’, The International Journal of Entrepreneurship Education, 5(1), pp.79-92.

Kirby, D.A. (2006) ‘Creating Entrepreneurial Universities in the UK: Applying Entrepreneurship Theory to Practice’, The Journal of Technology Transfer, Springer, 31(5), pp. 599-603.

Kirby, D.A. (2004) ‘Entrepreneurship education: can business schools meet the challenge?’, Education + Training, 46(8/9), pp. 510-519. Kirby, D. A. (2003) ‘Entrepreneurship‘, London: McGraw-Hill Education

Felicity Healey-Benson

Oksanen, L., Healey-Benson, F. & McCallum, E. (2021) ‘Take a chance on CPD! How one school put their faith in the EntreCompEdu CPD programme and developed whole-school collective entrepreneurial education‘, 45th Annual ATEE Conference: University of Warsaw 9-11 Sept 2021
Accepted for publication in the European Journal of Teacher Education (EJTE) 2022

Healey-Benson, F., Penaluna, K. & McCallum, E. Bantani (2021) ‘EntrecompEdu: a framework for on-line training for developing entrepreneurial educators‘, Yrittäjyyskasvatuspäivät 2021, Entrepreneurship Education Conference 2021, University of Lapland, 29th-30th September 2021.

Kirby, D. ,Healey-Benson, F. & Penaluna, K. (2021) ‘Entrepreneurship and the Sustainability Challenge: the need for a systematic approach to entrepreneurship Education‘, IEEC2021, Enterprise Educators UK, 8-10 September 2021

In the Press: 14th July 2021 https://emergentthinkers.files.wordpress.com/2021/07/in-the-news-14-july-2021; https://newsroom.carmarthenshire.gov.wales/2021/07/entrecompedu-school-pioneer-award-for-dafen-primary/#.YPf15UlKhyw & https://newyddion.sirgar.llyw.cymru/2021/07/gwobr-ysgol-arloesi-entrecompedu-ar-gyfer-ysgol-gynradd-dafen/

Kirby, D.A, Healey-Benson, F. & Ranson, P. (2021) ‘Harmonious Entrepreneurship for resilient communities’, Nexus + Conference, UWTSD, Wales, 2nd July 2021.

Penaluna, K, Healey-Benson, F.& Omar, N. (2021) ‘Entrepreneurial Resilience – strengthening the educator and graduate pipeline’, Nexus + Conference, UWTSD, Wales, 1st July 2021.

Singleton, T. , Muldoon, F. & Healey-Benson, F. (2021) ‘Whole School EntreCompEdu Pioneers, Dafen Primary School, Wales‘, EntreCompEdu Café Webinar Series,https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LLXB-gPiONQ , 22nd June 2021. Creative Comms Attribution.

Featured in https://www.uwtsd.ac.uk/news/press-releases/press-2021/entrecompedu-school-pioneer-award-for-dafen-primary.html 18/6/21 & https://entrecompedu.eu/entrecompedu-school-pioneer-award-dafen/ 23/06/21

Featured in https://www.uwtsd.ac.uk/news/press-releases/press-2021/educators-from-50-countries-contribute-to-global-entrepreneurial-skills-project-.html 4/5/21

Healey-Benson, F. (2020) ‘Digwyddiad Digidol Arloesol I Ddaithlu EntreCompEdu Cam 1’ [online], PCYDDS, 23ain Awst 2020, https://www.pcydds.ac.uk/cy/newyddion/datganiadau/datganiadau-ir-wasg-2020/digwyddiad-digidol-arloesol-i-ddathlu-entrecompedu-cam-1.html

Healey-Benson, F. (2021) ‘Creating value through the SDGs‘, EntreCompEdu Café Webinar Series, 16th February 2021. Video link. Creative Comms Attribution.

Penaluna, K. & Healey-Benson, F. (2020) ‘A European case study on enterprising the educators: Dafen Primary School, Wales’, Strengthening the Enterprise Pipeline: The role of universities, Enterprise Educators UK, Thursday 22nd October 2020 [Online]. https://www.enterprise.ac.uk/events/strengthening-the-enterprise-pipeline-the-role-of-universities/

Healey-Benson, F. & Ranson, P. (2020) ‘Striving to Thrive: learning and innovating through entrepreneurial education’, Nexus + Conference, UWTSD, Wales, 14th July 2020. 

Healey-Benson, F. , Lohnmann-Hancock, C. & Morgan, P. (2020) ‘Pirates in HE: Social Justice for connected communities in unprecedented times’, Nexus + Conference, UWTSD, Wales, 14th July 2020. 

Healey-Benson, F. (2019) ‘Lifeworld And Lifelong Development: The Transformative Power Of ‘Entrepreneurial Learning‘ , UWTSD, 19th November 2019 [blog]. Available: https://www.uwtsd.ac.uk/blogs/lifeworld-and-lifelong-development-the-transformative-power-of-entrepreneurial-learning.html.

Healey-Benson, F. (2019) ‘Rebel Call: Sustainability-based ethics in a technological world’, UWTSD, 31st October 2019 [blog]. Available: https://www.uwtsd.ac.uk/blogs/rebel-call-sustainability-based-ethics-in-a-technological-world.html

Healey-Benson, F. (2019) ‘Sustainability and education‘, Chapter 6. In Kay Luan, T. (2019) ‘Applying Sustainability: Principles & Practices’, Partridge: USA

Healey-Benson, F. (2019) ‘Humans versus robots’, Chapter 27. In Kay Luan, T. (2019) ‘Applying Sustainability: Principles & Practices’, Partridge: USA

UWTSD (2019) ‘Their future, our hands: new book inspires the future generation’, Press Release, 8th November 2019 [online]. Available: https://www.uwtsd.ac.uk/news/press-releases/press-2019/their-future-our-hands-new-book-inspires-the-future-generation.html

What People Say

David changed my academic life by his insightful thoughts during the last ten years. We held workshops on Entrepreneurial Universities in Turkey and Iran with @Hiroko_ENTR

Aidin Salamzadeh Faculty Member @ University of Tehran; Editorial Advisory Board @ The Bottom Line (Emerald)

David inspired my career. I was trained by him at a UKSEC bootcamp for #EntEd ers in 2005 after I was teaching Ent Finance for 5 years to expand my portfolio. I was delighted when he came to Egypt and I had thought provoking conversations with him

Shima Barakat Entrepreneur| Director| Academic| Mentor committed to growing sustainable entrepreneurial ecosystems

Felicity brings new energy, fresh thinking and years of practical thinking to entrepreneurship education. In particular, Felicity is asking new and old questions of the field, finding new answers and forcing us all to revisit our current assumptions.

Assoc. Prof Colin Jones, University of Southern Queensland & Author of ‘How to Teach Entrepreneurship’ (2019) & ‘How to Become an Entrepreneurship Educator’ (2020)


Let’s heal the world together.


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