2012 MBA (Sustainability & Enterprise) Leeds University Business School
2010 PhD (Brand Identity in the Music Industry) University of Leeds
2005 MSt (Musicology) University of Oxford, St. Cross College
2004 BM (Music and History) Shenandoah University Conservatory
Dr Emilee Simmons, BM, MSt (Oxon), PhD, MBA (Leeds), is a Teaching Fellow, with experience in retail management, educational engagement, social enterprise and charities. Before joining the Leeds Enterprise Centre, she worked as an archivist & researcher for the Bate Collection Museum of Musical Instruments in Oxford, was an educational engagement manager for Fair-trade organisations, and at the University of Leeds taught undergraduate modules for the School of Music and more recently was a Lead Officer for the Educational Engagement team.
During her time on the MBA she was President of the Leeds Chapter of Net Impact, a non-profit organisation that looks to educate, equip and inspire professionals to use the power of business and entrepreneurship to create a more sustainable future (social, economic & environmental). After which she became the UK Global Fellow, supporting chapters across the UK and acting as an ambassador for the organisation. She is currently a professional member of the organisation and continues to support the Leeds chapter.
Currently she is on the board of trustees for Saltaire Inspired, a voluntary-run charity whose vision is to inspire people of all ages and backgrounds to participate in the arts.
Branding and Brand Identity; Masculinity and Identity; Enterprise in the Music Industry; Social Entrepreneurship; Intrepreneurship; Trust in High Performance Teams.
Director of Enhancement, Leeds University Business School (LUBS)Teaching Fellow, the Centre for Enterprise & Entrepreneurship (CEES) Head of the Leeds Enterprise Educators Network (LEEN)