I’m a PhD scholar in international entrepreneurship in subtropical Brisbane, Australia. I’m interested in entrepreneurial activity within international businesses. For example, my research masters explored how international entrepreneurs accumulate and leverage international experience within innovative online businesses.
My supervisors are Dr Charmaine Glavas and Dr Shane Mathews, two highly respected scholars in the fields of international business, international marketing, technology, and international entrepreneurship. My research is supported by a scholarship from the Australian Government’s Research Training Program (RTP).
In addition to a Masters (by Research) in International Business from QUT Business School, I also hold a Masters in Technical and Specialised Translation (University of Westminster, London), and a BA (Hons) in Applied Languages (University of Limerick, Ireland).
After completing my training as a professional translator in 2005, I used emerging technologies to quickly build a niche language services firm which served a range of clients across Europe, South America, and central and western Africa. By 2006 I was running a completely location-independent, cloud-based business, and was recognised within my industry for the strength of my online marketing expertise.
I went on to help many small businesses use online technologies to launch and grow into international markets. For example, in 2011, I helped establish one of the first online training providers for professional linguists. Within months, that business was serving small businesses and larger institutions in almost 100 countries across Europe, North America, South America and Australasia. More recently, I brought my business experience to bear in my work as a consultant and advisor to a number of high-growth international start-ups.
I’ve worked with some incredible business owners over my career to date. That’s why it’s important to me that my academic work contributes to these kind of businesses too. I may be in the earliest stages of an academic career, but I aim to ensure my connection with interesting, smart and engaged business owners, of all shapes and sizes, will continue.
On a more personal note, I live with my partner and our young daughter in Brisbane, Australia. In my spare time, I like to…
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