Dr. Geoff Gregson is the JR Shaw Applied Research Chair in New Venture and Entrepreneurship. Geoff came to NAIT in 2014 from the University of Edinburgh, where he was a director of the University’s Centre for Entrepreneurship Research. He holds a PhD in Management, LLM in Innovation, Technology and Law and MSc in Social Research from the University of Edinburgh.
His diverse experience includes work as an entrepreneur, manager, researcher and university lecturer in entrepreneurship and innovation, and business consultant for technology-based companies. He brings a strong international perspective to his position at NAIT, having managed research projects and worked in the UK, European Union, Central Asia, Uganda, Colombia and Sri Lanka.
Geoff is chair of the Applied Research Committee for the JR Shaw School of Business, which engages faculty, staff, students, alumni and industry to generate and support applied research projects, build capacity and stimulate entrepreneurship and new venture creation and development. Geoff also works across other Schools at NAIT, supporting innovation initiatives and applied research.