Thesis Title [working title]: Commercialization of Biosciences Research Outcomes in Oman: The Entrepreneurial Challenge
First Supervisor: Professor Robert Huggins
Second Supervisor: Dr Mara Miele
Start Date: January 2013
Completion Date: December 2015
Funding Source: The Research Council of Oman (TRC)
- Bachelor of Laws (LLB Common Law), University of London International Programmes – UK (expected 2016)
- Diploma in Management Consultancy (DMC), Institute of Business Consulting – UK (2009)
- Master of Science (MSc), Microbiology, Sultan Qaboos University – Oman (2002)
- Bachelor of Science (BSc), Major: Microbiology & Minor: Organic Chemistry, Sultan Qaboos University – Oman (1996)
Work Experience / External Activities
- Senior Research Analyst, Department of Planning and Studies, The Research Council of Oman (2007- to date)
- Microbiology Section Head, Central Laboratories, Ministry of Regional Municipalities and Water Resources (MRMWR) (2002 -2006)
- Teaching Assistant, Department of Biology, College of Science, Sultan Qaboos University (1999-2002)
- Microbiology Analyst, Food and Environment Monitoring Center (FEMC) (1996 -1999)
- Assistant Lab Technician, Department of Biology, College of Science, Sultan Qaboos University (1994-1996)
- Volunteering Experience: Educator, Oman Association for Consumer Protection (2003-to date)
Commercialisation of knowledge has gained a considerable attention by researchers because of their role in promoting technological innovation as well as social and economic development within the context of knowledge-based economy. Several topics are associated with knowledge commercialisation and academic entrepreneurship such as the entrepreneurial capacity of universities, university-industry interactions, the impact of knowledge networks, and the role of governance and policy framework. This study aims to investigate the institutional capacities and knowledge networks for commercialisation, the understandings that key players have of university research commercialisation and knowledge entrepreneurship, and to examine the influence of the policy framework on these networks.
Areas of Research Interest
- Knowledge networks
- Institutions and governance
- Academic entrepreneurship
- Emergence of creative industry clusters
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