Dr Cornelia Lawson

Senior Lecturer

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I am a Senior Lecturer in Science, Technology and Innovation Policy at Alliance Manchester Business School. I am 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. My research investigates the performance and career paths of researchers and industrial inventors, as well as inter-organisational and inter-sectoral collaboration. At present I am working on projects that look at open innovation in science, gender biases in science, and research funding decision making. My research has been published in Research Policy, Industrial and Corporate Change I am the convenor of an annual conference on the organisation, economics and policy of scientific research.

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

External positions

Research Associate, Collegio Carlo Alberto

International Affiliated Fellow, National Institute of Science and Technology Policy

Research Associate, University of Cambridge


  • 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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