Dr Lauren Tuckerman

PhD

Lecturer in Business and Management

Oxford Brookes Business School

Role

Lauren Tuckerman is a lecturer in Business and Management. Before joining Oxford Brookes University, Lauren worked as a research associate at the University of Sheffield on projects related to socially responsible innovation policy. Lauren is a part of the Innovation Caucus working to support sustainable growth by promoting engagement between social sciences and the innovation ecosystem. She completed her PhD on Open Social Innovation in the Scottish Third Sector at Glasgow Caledonian University. Prior to joining academia, Lauren worked with social enterprises in Scotland as a research consultant.

Research

Laurens research interests focus on the ways in which the economy can support and serve society. She is interested in particular in alternative business models, policies and investment mechanisms which promote social impact to address societies wicked problems. She is interested in how hybrid institutional logics shape and influence practice in these fields.

Her current research projects include:

  • Exploring socially responsible innovation policy and what this could look like
  • The business of community business – understanding how community business form and thrive
  • The knowledge commons and how it can be used in social enterprise

Research impact

Lauren is an engaged researcher who enjoys working with policymakers and social entrepreneurs. Her work has been used to improve processes within social enterprises and apply for addition innovation funding. 

Publications

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Teaching and supervision

Courses

Modules taught

  • Live Client Strategic Project
  • Consultancy Project
  • Client Project
  • Dissertation

Laurens teaching interests are in business and management, particularly in practical and applied courses and those related to social innovation, social enterprise and social entrepreneurship.