Cornelia Lawson is Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) 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 inventors, as well as inter-organisational and inter-sectoral research collaboration and knowledge transfer. At present she is working on projects that look at open innovation in science, gender biases in science, and research funding decision making. 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.
- Cornelia is scientific committee member and chair of the annual conference "Organisation, economics and policy of scientific research" since 2011,
- Cornelia was Guest Editor with Stefano Breschi (Bocconi), Francesco Lissoni (U Bordeaux), Andrea Morrison (U Utrecht) and Ammon Salter (U Bath) of a Special Issue in Research Policy on STEM Migration, Research, and Innovation (2020).