Dr Doaa Althalathini


Senior Lecturer in Business and Enterprise & Subject Coordinator MSc Business and Management Programmes

Oxford Brookes Business School


Doaa teaches and supervises undergraduate and postgraduate students, as well as undertakes research across a range of subject areas and specialisms.

As a Subject Coordinator for the MSc Business and Management Programmes, she works closely with Programme Lead, students and the executive team to contribute to further developing the Programmes.

Teaching and supervision


Modules taught

  • Research Methods
  • The Entrepreneur
  • Business in Society
  • Enterprise and Entrepreneurship
  • Innovation, Change and Organisation

Doaa teaches at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels in the areas of entrepreneurship, social enterprise, innovation, and research methods. 


Supervisor for Dissertations (MBA and MSc).  

Doctoral supervision:

  • 2022 to current, Second Supervisor, Social Innovation.


Doaa’s research interest includes resilience and entrepreneurship in politically unstable contexts including Afghanistan, Iraq and Palestine. In particular, she is interested in investigating how the intersection of context, gender, family relations and religion inform entrepreneurial behaviour and resilience of entrepreneurs. She is also interested in exploring the experiences of refugee entrepreneurs in the Middle East and Europe.

Research impact

Research Grants:

  • Agrant of £9,836 towards researching "Refugee entrepreneurship and integration: a multiple embeddedness approach" (2022-24), funded by BA/Leverhulme Small Research Grants.
  • Santander Scholarships (2019-20) of £1,000 towards Visiting Researcher at ISDC as in Berlin, Germany.


  • Refugee entrepreneurship and integration: A multiple embeddedness approach

Projects as Principal Investigator, or Lead Academic if project is led by another Institution

  • Refugee entrepreneurship and integration: a multiple embeddedness approach (03/10/2022 - 28/06/2024), funded by: British Academy, funding amount received by Brookes: £9,837


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Professional information

Memberships of professional bodies

  • Fellow at the Higher Education Academy.
  • British Academy of Management
  • EGOS


  • Male Entrepreneurship and Intersectionality in Middle Eastern Conflict Contexts: Iraq and Palestine in Focus. A paper presented at the RENT Conference, 18-19th November 2021, Turku, Finland.
  • Muslim Women’s Entrepreneurship in Conflict Zones: Religiosity, Culture, and Gender Egalitarianism. A paper presented at the Academy of Management Conference (AOM), virtual, 7-11th August 2020.
  • Attending Rethinking Female Entrepreneurship: How Intersectionality Shapes the Experience of Female Entrepreneurs, 14-15th January 2019, St Andrews University, Scotland. 
  • Building Resilience through entrepreneurship in conflict zones. A paper presented at the European Academy of Management (EURAM 2019), 26-28th June 2019, Lisbon, Portugal. 
  • 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, UK. 
  • 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, UK.
  • 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, UK. 
  • Entrepreneurs’ resilience and gender in conflict zones. A poster presented at the Postgraduate Society Research Showcase, 14th March 2018, University of Plymouth, UK.
  • Resilience of Entrepreneurs: Literature Review. A paper presented at the BAM2017 Doctoral Symposium, 4th September 2017, University of Warwick, UK.
  • Revisiting entrepreneurship in conflict countries. A paper presented at the Annual Postgraduate Research Conference, 24th June 2017, University of Plymouth, UK.
  • Entrepreneurship in conflict-affected countries: proposal. A paper presented at the Plymouth Doctoral Colloquium, 5-6th June 2017, University of Plymouth, UK.

Further details


Outstanding Paper award in the 2021 Emerald Literati Awards for the paper titled, "Navigating Gaza’s conflict through women’s entrepreneurship", and published in the International Journal of Gender and Entrepreneurship.
Best Poster Presentation Award at the British Academy of Management Conference, 2018.