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Prof Jeremy Howells

Fellow, Visiting Fellow

Pro-Vice Chancellor (Research, Innovation and External Relations), University of Portsmouth

From 2011-15 he was the Dean of the Faculty of Business, Law and Art at the University of Southampton as well as being a member of the Centre for Innovation and Enterprise within Southampton Management School. Before coming to Southampton in 2011 he held the Eddie Davies Chair of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the University of Manchester and was also the Executive Director at the Manchester Institute of Innovation Research (MIoIR) and head of the Strategy Division at the Manchester Business School.  He was also Executive Director of the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Centre for Research in Innovation and Competition before its merger with MIoIR and Executive Director of Policy Research in Engineering, Science and Technology (PREST).

Jeremy was also Executive Director of the IDEAS Partnership from 2008-11, an innovative enterprise group formed from Lancaster, Liverpool and Manchester Business Schools based in Daresbury Science and Innovation Campus.

Jeremy has researched and written extensively on innovation with over 8,000 citations in the field.  His research has focused on innovation, knowledge transfer and research and technology management.  He was Editor for R&D Management for over six years. His research has been funded by various UK and overseas Research Councils, the European Commission, the OECD, UNCTAD, UNIDO and the World Bank as well as non-profit organisations and private companies.

In 2019 Jeremy was made the Interim Dean at the Kent Business School, University of Kent, for 2019-20. A substantive post from that of Associate Dean for Research and Innovation at Kent Business School.