About Ed

An experienced academic with an exemplary teaching and enterprise profile. Dr Ed Cottam has a PhD from an AACSB and EPAS accredited university, and long-term collaborations with world-class researchers from Durham University and Northumbria University. Moreover, he has won 11 competitive grants since 2016. Ed’s research interests include technology, entrepreneurship, networks and sustainability. His work was most recently published in Entrepreneurship and Regional Development.

Dr Ed Cottam is the module leader for a multi-award winning, international and multi-disciplinary PG Business Clinic. In this capacity, he has overseen 360+ projects and generated over £1.8 million worth of consultancy work. Past clients include Proctor and Gamble, Akzo Nobel, Greggs and UNESCO. The  British Academy of Management Education Practice Awards  acknowledged these achievements in 2017 by giving the Business Clinic a ‘Highly Commended’ award. The Business Clinic also won a Teaching Excellence Award in 2018. Ed has been nominated for 6 individual student-led teaching awards during his career.

Overall, Ed manages cross-functional postgraduate modules teaching over 700 students in Newcastle, London and Amsterdam. Moreover, he co-leads a team of 8 academic and administrative staff on a ‘2021 Research Excellence Framework’ case study investigating the impact of Entrepreneurial Education on client firms.


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