Our (refreshed) Spring CIMR Newsletter is here!

As another term comes to a close, we’re excited to our Spring CIMR Newsletter packed with the latest developments in our research activities, events, and team updates over the past three months at CIMR.

The Newsletter has undergone a design overhaul to provide a more engaging and comprehensive insight into our endeavors.

Download here the full Spring 2023 Newsletter for a full overview!

With this blog we give a brief overview of the Newsletter highlights. Looking ahead, we have a busy term lined up and invite you to stay tuned for more updates!

Member Highlights

We are proud to share a few new appointments for our CIMR members and team. Firstly, our esteemed CIMR Director Helen Lawton Smith is now Member of the Wolfson College, Oxford Equality & Welfare Committee, Member ESRC Peer Review College.

Additionally, our CIMR Visiting Fellow Grazia Ietto Gillies is now Member Editorial Board of Italian Economic Journal; and

Finally, our CIMR member Jacqueline Winstanley is now formally registered as Secretariat at the AGM Disability APPG Parliament London.

We are also incredibly excited to welcome two new members to our CIMR team, Milica Bozanic and Tahani I. Alharbi, PhD.

Research Activities

CIMR’s research blogs have been a valuable source of insights and reflections. Some noteworthy contributions include:


Our members also attend a variety of conferences and panels as guest speakers. Some noteworthy presentations held by our CIMR member include:

  • Grazia Ietto Gillies Paper Presentation ‘Economic Policy in the era of transnational corporations and digitalization. Remembering Federico Caffè’, at Conference: Federico Caffè: La Politica Economica al Servizio delle Persone’, Dipartimento Economia, Università di Perugia, 21-22nd March, 2024
  • Helen Lawton Smith and Fumi Kitagawa Panel Members, launch of R.Huggins, F. P.Thompson, F. Kitagawa, C. Theodoraki and D.Prokop (eds) ‘Entrepreneurial Ecosystems in Cities and Regions’, Oxford:OUP Presented Chapter 28: ‘Applying the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Concept to Regional Entrepreneurship Policy Analysis – A Critique’, Geoinno 2024, Manchester University, 13th January 2024
  • Federica Rossi Speaker at ‘Approaches to international collaboration in clinical research: a study of Italian research hospitals’, Dipartimento di Economia, Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia, 23rd January 2024
  • Jacqueline Winstanley Speaker at the Avanti West Coast Accessibility Panel, 7th March 2024; Speaker at the CMHW Annual Research Meeting in Aberdeen, 14th February 2024; Speaker at Award Ceremony Disability in Westminster Lisa Cameron MP Lifetime Award, 18th March 2024

CIMR Debates

CIMR places considerable emphasis on the organisation of events, including our award-winning CIMR
Debates in Public Policy series. This Spring Term included the following events:

Call for Papers & Chapters

CIMR strongly supports the development of new research within the field of innovation, entrepreneurship and gender equality. Learn more about current research opportunities:

Inclusive Entrepreneurship and the Sustainable Development Goals: A global research perspective – Edited by Colette Henry, Slavica Singer, Jian Gao, Jacqueline Winstanley and Dinah Bennett.

While the topic of inclusive entrepreneurship is gaining increasing attention from academics, researchers
and practitioners, there remains a dearth of research in this area. Accordingly, the authors purpose with this book is to augment the current body of knowledge in the field and highlight its relevance in contributing to the well-being of people, as stipulated in the UN SDGs (UN, 2022). This will be achieved by bringing together leading- edge contemporary research contributions that demonstrate the current state of the art in the field.

Target audience
This call for chapters targets academics, researchers, postgraduate and doctoral students in the field of entrepreneurship, sustainability, inclusivity; those with an interest or stake in these fields, from a research, policy and/or civil society perspective and senior managers in HEIs.

Important Dates

  • Submission of chapter abstracts to Colette.henry@dkit.ie (500 words): by 1st June 2024
  • Notification of acceptance and invitation to submit full chapter: by 30th July 2024
  • First draft of chapter submitted via Elsevier’s Elsa system (7,000 words + references): by 1st December 2024

In summary, we had an exceptional academic term filled with noteworthy achievements. These accomplishments exemplify CIMR’s dedication to advancing knowledge, fostering collaboration, and driving innovation in various innovation research domains.

We cannot wait to welcome you all to an unforgettable Summer term at CIMR, filled with exceptional events and countless opportunities to expand your horizons!