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Dr Simon Hill

Job: Senior Lecturer in Enterprise

Faculty: Business and Law

School/department: Faculty of Business and Law

Address: HU 4.78

T: (0116) 250 6415

E: simon.hill@dmu.ac.uk

W: dmu.ac.uk

 

Personal profile

I joined De Montfort University in 2017 as a Senior Lecturer in Enterprise. Prior to this I worked within the International Centre for Transformational Entrepreneurship at Coventry University in 2014 as a full time lecturer, but have been involved in teaching and entrepreneurial activities at Coventry University since 2006. Graduating from the BA Business Enterprise degree, I took on a Graduate Teaching Assistant role whilst completing an MA in Global Entrepreneurship. Continuing as a sessional lecturer, in 2012 I started my PhD research into the entrepreneurial characteristics that exist within different engineering disciplines. Prior to moving to De Montfort University I was the programme director for the enterprise Add+vantage portfolio.

Alongside the academic path, I have established several businesses, from an online memorial service to an advertising platform that works with over a thousand clients nationally. My current business focuses upon my passion for personal development and working with individuals to develop their potential. Whilst studying, I was named Coventry University Entrepreneur of the Year 2008, Most Creative Marketer, Midlands Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist and Midlands Young Entrepreneur of the Year finalist.

When not working on my entrepreneurial exploits I enjoy spending time indulging my other passion of speed on my motorbike or undertaking endurance sports events, the most recent of which was a 40 mile ultra-marathon.

Publications and outputs 

  • Hill, S (2016) Social Justice delivery through Entrepreneurial Humanitarian Engineering Education. Institute of Small Business & Entrepreneurship (ISBE) Conference Held 26-28 October 2016 in Paris, France.
  • Hill, S (2016) ‘Entrepreneurial Characteristics in STEM: A Higher Education Institution Perspective’. European Conference for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (ECIE). Held 15-16 September 2016 in Jvaskyla, Finland.
  • Hill, S., and Miles, L. (2015) ‘Humanitarian Engineering: A Route to Systemic Entrepreneurship Application across Africa’. In Systemic Entrepreneurship. Ed. by Maas, G., and Jones, P. London: Palgrave
  • Hill, S., Wick, D., Lockyer, J., and Miles, L. (2014) ‘Longitudinal Case Study of the changing Characteristics of Student Entrepreneurs Participating in SPEED Plus at Coventry University’. Institute of Small Business & Entrepreneurship (ISBE) Conference. Held 5-6 November 2011 in Manchester, UK 
  • Hill, S., and Miles, L. (2012) ‘What do Students understand by the term ‘Humanitarian Engineering’’. In Centre for Engineering and Design Education (eds) Conference proceedings for EE2012, ‘Engineering Education UK Conference’. Held 18-20 September 2012 at Coventry University, UK. Loughborough: Loughborough University.

Research interests/expertise

  • Entrepreneurship education
  • Business start-up
  • Entrepreneurial characteristic measurement and developments

Areas of teaching

  • Developing business
  • Creative management and marketing
  • Introduction to enterprise & entrepreneurship

Qualifications

  • Relationship between Entrepreneurship and Humanitarian Engineering PhD, Coventry University
  • Academic Practice in Higher Education PG Certificate, Coventry University
  • Global Entrepreneurship MA, Coventry University
  • Enterprise & Entrepreneurship BA (Hons), Coventry University

Courses taught

Business Entrepreneurship and Innovation BA (Hons)

Honours and awards

Student Entrepreneur of the Year – 2008

Most Creative Business Award – 2008

Midlands Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist - 2010

Midlands Young Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist – 2010

Membership of external committees

Entrepreneurial Learning, Practice and Policy Special Interest Group (ISBE) - The Entrepreneurial Learning Practice and Policy (ELPP) Special Interest Group (SIG) was established to promote the creation of knowledge and development of entrepreneurial learning. Currently a member

Membership of professional associations and societies

 

Institute of Small Business & Entrepreneurship (ISBE), October 2016, October 2017

Enterprise Educators UK, ongoing membership

 

Conference attendance

 

  • Hill, S (2016) Social Justice delivery through Entrepreneurial Humanitarian Engineering Education. Institute of Small Business & Entrepreneurship (ISBE) Conference Held 26-28 October 2016 in Paris, France.
  • Hill, S (2016) ‘Entrepreneurial Characteristics in STEM: A Higher Education Institution Perspective’. European Conference for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (ECIE). Held 15-16 September 2016 in Jvaskyla, Finland.
  • Hill, S., and Miles, L. (2015) ‘Humanitarian Engineering: A Route to Systemic Entrepreneurship Application across Africa’. In Systemic Entrepreneurship. Ed. by Maas, G., and Jones, P. London: Palgrave
  • Hill, S., Wick, D., Lockyer, J., and Miles, L. (2014) ‘Longitudinal Case Study of the changing Characteristics of Student Entrepreneurs Participating in SPEED Plus at Coventry University’. Institute of Small Business & Entrepreneurship (ISBE) Conference. Held 5-6 November 2011 in Manchester, UK 
  • Hill, S., and Miles, L. (2012) ‘What do Students understand by the term ‘Humanitarian Engineering’’. In Centre for Engineering and Design Education (eds) Conference proceedings for EE2012, ‘Engineering Education UK Conference’. Held 18-20 September 2012 at Coventry University, UK. Loughborough: Loughborough University.

 

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