Dr Cornelia Lawson

Senior Lecturer

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Cornelia Lawson is Senior Lecturer in Science, Technology and Innovation Policy at Alliance Manchester Business School and programme director of the MSc in Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship. She is also an International Affiliated Fellow at the National Institute of Science and Technology Policy (NISTEP), Japan, and a Research Associate at the Centre for Business Research (CBR) at the University of Cambridge. Her research investigates the performance and career paths of researchers and industrial inventors, as well as inter-organisational and inter-sectoral collaboration. At present she is working on projects that look at open innovation in science, gender biases in science, and research funding decision making. She is the convenor of an annual conference on the organisation, economics and policy of scientific research.

Prior to joining AMBS Cornelia was a lecturer at the University of Bath School of Management and a JSPS post-doctoral fellow at the University of Tokyo. She holds a PhD in Economics from City, University of London.

External positions

Research Associate, Centre for Business Research, Cambridge

Research Affiliate, Centre for Research on Entrepreneurship and Innovation (CREI), Bath

International Affiliated Fellow, National Institute of Science and Technology Policy


  • Research Productivity, Scientist Mobility, Research Funding, Gender Bias, University-Industry Collaboration, Research Collaboration, Migration, Academic Entrepreneurship, Intellectual Property, Knowledge Transfer

Education / academic qualifications

  • Ph.D., Economics, City University of London
  • PGCert, Japanese Studies, Eberhard-Karls-Universitat Tubingen
  • Fellow, The Higher Education Academy

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