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Dr Piera Morlacchi

Post:Senior Lecturer in Entrepreneurship and Organisation Studies (SPRU - Science Policy Research Unit, Business and Management)

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International:+44 1273 877974

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Role. Senior Lecturer in Entrepreneurship and Organization Studies at the University of Sussex.

Current affiliations. I joined Sussex in May 2003. I am based in the School of Business Management and Economics (BMEc) where I have joint affiliation to the department of Business and Management (B&M) and the Science and Technology Policy Research Unit (SPRU), and a membership to the Centre for Global Health Policy.

Background and previous academic positions. My initial training was in engineering science. I hold Bachelor and Master degrees from Politecnico di Milano in Management and Industrial Engineering, with a specialization in complex systems modelling and artificial intelligence (dissertation title "Design of neural networks for modelling and managing of production systems"). After working as a research assistant during my master studies at graduation I was hired at the same institution as a research fellow and lecturer, with a joint affiliation to the Department of Management, Economics and Industrial Engineering (DIG) and the School of Management (MIP), where I stayed for three years. In 1998 I moved to the UK to do my PhD in the School of Management at the University of Bath (UK), completing a thesis in 2003 on innovation in the medical device field (title "How new technologies become legitimated: the co-evolution of technologies and networks in the cardiac implantable device field") and working as a research fellow on a number of projects.

Other visiting positions. In addition to my full time positions now at the University of Sussex and before at Politecnico di Milano and the University of Bath, I have held a number of fellowships and visiting professorships at other institutions in Europe and in the USA:

-2006: Summer Fellow, Centre for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (CASBS), Stanford University, California; Visiting Scholar at the Santa Fe Institute, New Mexico, USA.

-2007-2008: Senior Research Fellow, International Center for Health Outcomes and Innovation Research (InCHOIR) and Adjunct Associate Research Scientist, Department of Surgery, Columbia University, New York, USA.

-2011: Visiting Professor, Department of Enviromental Economics, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark.

-2012-2013: Visiting Professor, Department of Economics and Management Universita' degli Studi di Trento, Italy.

-2014-2015: Visiting Professor, Department of Information Engineering and Computer Science, Universita' degli Studi di Trento, Italy.





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