Dr Piera Morlacchi
|Post:||Senior Lecturer in Entrepreneurship and Organisation Studies (SPRU - Science Policy Research Unit, Business and Management)|
|Location:||JUBILEE BUILDING JUB-323|
|International:||+44 1273 877974|
Allergy, Design Creativity and Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Global health, Health systems, health technologies, Healthcare Policy, ICT and Digital Technologies, organization studies, public policy, relational sociology, Science And Technology Studies, Social Theory, Sociology and History of Technology, Sociology of Work and Organization, Systems and Networks
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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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