Dr. Susan Sisay is the new Course Director Entrepreneurship at the Staffordshire Business School. She holds a PhD in International Entrepreneurship from Wrexham Glyndwr University, Wales. Susan has worked in academia for over a decade, both in the UK and internationally developing and delivering across a range of subjects.
More recently, her focus is around entrepreneurship and related subjects, such as innovation, and small business management. Susan joins Staffordshire University from Birmingham City University, where she taught across a range of provision including apprenticeships, funded programmes for small businesses and also led the DBA programme.
Prior to academia, she was a legal practitioner. Alongside her practice, she delivered bespoke executive programmes for government and commercial organisations as well as initiate and/or participate in several justice and legal reform projects, specifically around women’s rights and access to justice. The experience of leading and managing these projects culminated in her doing her MBA (specialising in Law and Management) at Bangor University, Wales.
Her current areas of research interest are entrepreneurial education, ethnic minority businesses and international entrepreneurship, specifically entrepreneurship within the African context. She currently supervises doctoral students in these areas. She is also interested in exploring the intersection of faith and entrepreneurship and open to explore opportunities to collaborate across the stated areas of interest.