Newcastle University Business School

Staff Profile

Dr Victoria Mountford-Brown

Lecturer in Creativity &Entrepreneurship



Vicky joined the Business School in July 2019 as Lecturer in Creativity and Entrepreneurship. Her research interest lie around Identities and Student/Researcher Development in relation to Enterprise and Entrepreneurship education.

Vicky previously worked in Newcastle University's Careers Service in the Enterprise Team developing and delivering cross-faculty modules, ACTION For Impact, and supporting cross-faculty extra- and co-curricular activities. Previous to this Vicky held roles in Curriculum Development (Newcastle University Careers Service) and Academic Development (Higher Education Academy) as well as previous teaching roles in Sociology and also running businesses in research consultancy and hospitality.


BA Hons Combined Honours (Sociology & Philosophical Studies)

MA Sociology & Social Research

PhD in Sociology; Thesis: 'Everyday Class Distinctions in Higher Education'


In 2019/20 academic year Vicky will be leading BUS2011 Business Enterprise and teaching on MKT2004 Research Methods and NBS8111 International Entrepreneurship.

Vicky also holds the role of Stage 2 Support for BA Marketing and Management degree programme.


My current research interests lie in the field of Researcher and Student identities and development in the context of Enterprise and Entrepreneurial learning.  My current research interests synthesize my passion for enterprise education and knowledge and experience of the associated pedagogical theory and practice, along with interests on how individuals perform and enact identities in different spatial contexts.


I have a research background in Sociology and my PhD thesis focussed on the ways in which (gender and class) identities are developed managed by students in Higher Education at different (neighbouring) University institutions in the context of the everyday (student) experience.