Newcastle University Business School

Staff Profile

Dr Karen Elliott

Lecturer in Enterprise and Innovation/Ethics Convenor


Karen Elliott is a Lecturer in Innovation and Enterprise and Ethics Convenor at Newcastle University Business School (NUBS) and holds both a Masters (Research Methods) and PhD in Sociology and Social Policy from Durham University. A member of staff since March 2016, she leads the Programme and Project Management Module (MBA), Project Management (MA in Management) and Research Methods (MA - ICE, ABC and e-Business programmes). Prior to joining academia, she worked as a project, change, and programme manager (public, private, and voluntary sectors).


Professional Expertise:
PRINCE2 Practitioner
Managing Successful Programmes (MSP) Practitioner
Management of Risk (MoR) Practitioner
Management of Value (MoV)
Change Management Practitioner (APMG)

Research interests and expertise:

Impact Assessment

Complexity and wicked problems theory applied to the business context

Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA)

Qualitative and Quantitative analysis

Organization Ecology

Public sector management, analysis and governance


Disruptive Innovation

Digital Economy and cyber security

Block chains and risk finance