Nola Hewitt-Dundas


1997 …2023

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Nola Hewitt-Dundas is Professor of Innovation Management and Policy at Queen's University Belfast, UK and a Senior Research Associate with the UK Enterprise Research Centre. She is a UK Thought Leader with the Economic and Social Research Council and Innovate UK on the development of social science and enterprise policy and a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the European Academy on Technology and Innovation Assessment. In the past few years she has contributed as an advisor to the NI Minister for Finance and Personnel on public sector reform.  In Queen’s Management School Nola is currently Director of Research and a member of the Senior Management Team.  

Her research interests include the dynamics of innovation ecosystems in an international context, innovation, technology transfer and networks with an emphasis on small and medium enterprises, business strategy and technology adoption. She has led and contributed to a wide range of public sector projects for organisations such as DETI, Forfas, Scottish Enterprise, NESTA London, EU and the World Bank. Her research has been financially supported by various organisations including the Economic and Social Research Council, UK, the Royal Irish Academy and the Higher Education Authority, Ireland. Outputs from this research has been published in leading international journals including Research Policy, Technovation, Small Business Economics, Scottish Journal of Political Economy, International Small Business Journal, Regional Studies and the Journal of Technology Transfer.

Nola has experience of teaching at undergraduate, postgraduate and executive levels.  This has included International Business and Multi National Enterprises, Managing Innovation, Science and Innovation Policy, Entrepreneurship, Regional Economics, Creativity and Entrepreneurship. 


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure


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