Hannah Dean


PhD Bradford University School of Management (SOM) Title: Re-visiting female entrepreneurs: An emancipatory impulse Master in Research (Mres) (Distinction), SOM  MSc Advanced Marketing (Distinction), SOM2015 present    British Academy funded Postdoctoral Research Fellowship
Project title: The Journey of female entrepreneurs in Yorkshire: An oral history study
I have spent the first year of the Fellowship at Leeds University Business School (LUBS) - 2015 to 2016
From 2016 to present I am pursuing the Fellowship at Durham University Business School (DUBS) 2013 2015       Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Leeds University Centre for Interdisciplinary Leadership Studies (LUCILE) (LUBS)

2010 2013       Research Associate - SOMI am currently working on a three year research project funded by the British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship Grant (2015-2018). The project involves collecting 60 oral history interviews from women who are based in Yorkshire in the North of England (who are currently business owners or used to be business owners). The interviews will be deposited in Feminist Archive North which is a public archive that is currently located at Leeds University. By documenting the oral history accounts of different generations of female entrepreneurs and making their stories available to the public and future generations, the study plays a central role in bringing to light womens achievements over the last 80 years which otherwise would be lost. The narratives will also shed light on the working lives of women business owners in Yorkshire including the destabilization of assumptions that undermine their contributions to the economy and to the society thus opening the space for a better understanding of their lived experiences. Moreover, in order to capture the similarities between male and female entrepreneurs, I extended the project to include few oral history accounts of male entrepreneurs as well.

Other current research interests include:

  • Gender and entrepreneurship
  • Social entrepreneurs
  • Space and organization studies
  • International entrepreneurship
  • Qualitative and historical approaches to the study of organizations

Research Grants -      British Academy Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (Approx 300,000) 2015-present -      Leeds University Business School - Seedcorn Fund (2000) - 2015 -      Won a funded place at the European Doctoral Programmes Association in Management and    Business Administration (EDAMBA) Summer School - 2012 -      Won a funded place at the Advancing European Traditions of Entrepreneurship Studies Conference 2013 -       SOMs 4 years scholarship for my PhD

Reviewing I review regularly for the following journals; International Journal of Management Reviews, the International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour and Research, Journal of Small Business Management, International Small Business Journal, Journal of Management Inquiry and Gender, Work & Organization. I have also reviewed book proposals for various publishers on the topic of gender and entrepreneurship. Hannah has held teaching responsibilities at all levels of engagement at different UK higher education institutions. This included designing and delivering lectures and tutorials as part of various modules on entrepreneurship, innovation, marketing and organization studies. 

Undergraduate: Enterprise and Innovation in Practice Marketing, Sales and Management BA (Hons) Programmes Event Management Marketing Planning and Branding Personal Development Plan (PDP) Global Business Challenges Management Research and Analysis 

Postgraduate: Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management Research Report Consumer Behaviour Narrative Approaches Advanced Qualitative Methods  Hannah has been appointed as a member of various examinations panels and worked with the industry on various students led assignments. As part of various modules, Hannah has also offered mentoring support for a large number of students and supervised the dissertations of undergraduate and postgraduate students including MBA students.