My role involves teaching and supervision of undergraduate and postgraduate students, in addition to undertaking research in areas of interest to OBBS.
Teaching and supervision
- Research Methods
- The Entrepreneur
- Business in Society
- Innovation, Change and Organisation
My role in teaching contributes to curriculum development work including planning, development, evaluation and updating of courses and course materials. I teach at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels in the areas of entrepreneurship, social enterprise, innovation, and research methods.
- 1 MSc Student (completed).
- 5 MSc Students (ongoing).
In my research, I focus on resilience and entrepreneurship in politically unstable contexts such as Afghanistan and Palestine. In particular, I aim to investigate how the intersection of context, gender, family relations and religion inform entrepreneurial behaviour and it turn resilience for both men and women entrepreneurs.
Althalathini D, Al-Dajani H, Apostolopou N, 'The Impact of Islamic Feminism in Empowering Women’s Entrepreneurship in Conflict Zones: Evidence from Afghanistan, Iraq and Palestine'
Journal of Business Ethics 178 (2021) pp.39-55
ISSN: 0167-4544 eISSN: 1573-0697Abstract Published here Open Access on RADAR
Althalathini D, Al-Dajani H, Apostolopoulos N, 'Navigating Gaza’s Conflict through Women’s Entrepreneurship'
International Journal of Gender and Entrepreneurship 12 (4) (2020) pp.297-316
ISSN: 1756-6266Abstract Published here Open Access on RADAR
Memberships of professional bodies
- Fellow at the Higher Education Academy.
- Attending Rethinking Female Entrepreneurship: How Intersectionality Shapes the Experience of Female Entrepreneurs, 14-15th January 2019, St Andrews University.
- Building Resilience through entrepreneurship in conflict zones. A paper presented at the European Academy of Management (EURAM 2019), 26-28th June 2019, Lisbon.
- Social capital and resilience of entrepreneurs in conflict zones: focus on Afghanistan, Iraq and Palestine. A paper presented at the Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship Conference (ISBE), 7-8th November 2018, Birmingham.
- Entrepreneurial resilience in contexts of violent conflict. A paper and poster presented at British Academy of Management Conference (BAM), 4-6th September 2018, University of the West of England, Bristol.
- Resilience of entrepreneurs in conflict zones: evidence from Afghanistan, Iraq and Palestine. A poster presented at the University of Plymouth Business Doctoral Conference (UPFoBDC), 25-26th June 2018, University of Plymouth.
- Entrepreneurs’ resilience and gender in conflict zones. A poster presented at the Postgraduate Society Research Showcase, 14th March 2018, University of Plymouth.
- Resilience of Entrepreneurs: Literature Review. A paper presented at the BAM2017 Doctoral Symposium, 4th September 2017, University of Warwick.
- Revisiting entrepreneurship in conflict countries. A paper presented at the Annual Postgraduate Research Conference, 24th June 2017, University of Plymouth.
- Entrepreneurship in conflict-affected countries: proposal. A paper presented at the Plymouth Doctoral Colloquium, 5-6th June 2017, University of Plymouth.
- Speaker (invited). Learning from Viva experiences. Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Business Doctoral Conference, University of Plymouth, 7th April 2021.
- Speaker (invited). Women Entrepreneurship and Rebuilding War-torn Countries. The Discover and Discuss Showcase, Oxford Brookes Business School, 14th October 2020.
- Speaker (invited). Resilience: The Role of University in Training People for an Uncertain Future. Plymouth Business School Mini Conference, 23rd July 2020.