Higher Education | Sheffield, United Kingdom, GB
I am a Doctoral Researcher at the Institute of Work Psychology, exploring the influence of sleep and emotions on the behaviour of entrepreneurs.
Recent publications and updates are available on my personal page: http://amandajw.com/
Entrepreneurship research is a particular passion of mine, and I've been lucky enough to have spent the past 9 years assisting entrepreneurial and SME research in various capacities.
Initially, I had the privilege of working with the research team at the (then) New Zealand Centre for Small and Medium-sized Enterprise Research, Massey University. The role included undertaking qualitative interviews, planning research events, speaking at lectures, grading papers, assisting the VP of the International Council for Small Business and working on a number of research projects.
I then went on to assist the research endeavors of Assistant Professor of Innovation, Stephen Xu Zhang, at the prestigious Chilean university, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.
Prior to commencing the Ph.D. I completed a Master's thesis on the role of emotions in entrepreneurial innovation, as an offsite student at Massey University (New Zealand).
In my spare time, I indulge my creative passions through photography, specializing in wedding and portrait photography. Other hobbies include improving my grasp of the Spanish language and dabbling in genetic genealogy and genealogy research.
-Graduated in the top 5% of students and awarded the title of "Massey University Scholar".
-Massey University College of Business 2008 & 2009 Dean’s List Award.
-Recipient of the 2011 Massey Masterate Scholarship.
-Awarded First Class Honours in Business, by Massey University.
-Top student award in Enterprise Development.
-Top student award in New Venture Project