Dr Doaa Althalathini

PhD Business and Management

Lecturer in Business and Enterprise

Oxford Brookes Business School


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


Modules taught

  • 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.


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Professional information

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.

Further details

  • 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.