Dr Haya Al-Dajani, Associate Professor (Reader) in Entrepreneurship and Chair of the Responsible Entrepreneurship and Social Innovation Group (RESI) and a co-founder of the Displacement Studies Research Network. She also co-chairs the Gender and Enterprise Network (Special Interest Group of the Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship) and the Plymouth University Women’s Network.
Her overall research aim is understanding the intersectionality of gender, entrepreneurship and empowerment, and their collective impact on sustainable development. She has secured over one million GBPs in research funding from EU, UK and other funding bodies, and currently is the Principal Investigator of two RCUK funded projects. The ESRC DfID funded project analyses entrepreneurship as a sustainable means of poverty alleviation for women refugees in Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey, and the GCRF funded joint ESRC AHRC project explores how Syrian artisans are resiliently and entrepreneurially conserving their cultural heritage, as refugees in Jordan, and how this impacts upon their gender norms. Haya’s research has been published in leading international entrepreneurship journals and books, and she is a member of the Editorial Boards of the International Small Business Journal, International Journal of Gender and Entrepreneurship, and the Journal of Family Business Management.