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Contact Details

Email: n.oregan@aston.ac.uk

Telephone: +44 (0) 121 204 3223

Biography

General

Nicholas is Professor in Strategy at Aston Business School. After completing his Phd in Strategy and Leadership at Middlesex University, he has held appointments as Professor of Strategy at Middlesex University, Professor of Strategy, Enterprise and Innovation at Bristol Business School and until 2019 was Associate Dean - Research and Innovation for the Faculty of Business and Law at UWE Bristol.

He is an experienced strategist, bridge builder, business broker and entrepreneur, comfortable in both academic and business environments and with a depth of experience of operating in a fluid, complex and challenging environment.

Throughout his career, he has inspired, led and managed teams of all types and sizes. He is adept at working with all levels of management and able to upload and download information key to the smooth running of an organisation with discretion, understanding and gravitas.

 

Throughout he has adhered to a constant objective; to be a catalyst for revelation, actions and results through finding solutions and thinking laterally. Combine that with enthusiasm, energy and a completely different way of working and it demonstrates continual adding value at each stage.

Research Interests

Nicholas's research interests are mainly strategy related and fall into the following areas:

  • strategic thinking and practice

  • technology and innovation

  • enterprise

 

Employment

  • 2007-2019 UWE Bristol - Professor and Associate Dean [Research and Innovation]
  • 2007-2019 UWE Bristol - Professor and Associate Dean [Research and Innovation]

  • 2004–2007 Middlesex University - Professor of Strategic Management 

  • 1997-2004 Middlesex University, Doctoral studies, Senior Lecturer and Principal Lecturer

  • 1988-1997 Senior and Chief Officer positions – UK Local Government

  • 1979-1987 Town Clerk & Chief Executive  - Irish Local Government

 Qualifications

  • 2001: PGCHE [Middlesex University]

  • 2000: PhD [Middlesex University]

  • 1997: MBA [University of North London]

  • 1988: MSc (Public Sector Management) [University of Aston, Birmingham]

  • 1978: BA [Dublin]

 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

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