Senior Research Fellow, Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship
After ten years of working with governments, the private sector and communities on environmental issues and starting environmental and social businesses, Tim developed a specialism in social entrepreneurship through a major four year European Social Fund programme on social enterprise in the East Midlands and the south of England. During this time he was research manager at the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship at the University of Oxford. His research involved public procurement and state aid challenges for entrepreneurship in the public sector. Since arriving at the University of Northampton, Tim has developed and validated both a BA and Masters programme in social enterprise development and management, and is currently redeveloping a programme in the School of Health on Community Organising and Development. He is actively engaged in developing social entrepreneurship initiatives across the University, in all the Schools, and has helped several new social enterprises start from community projects. He has advised GPs, local authorities and health sector agencies on the emerging opportunities and challenges of delivering the big society.