Dr Jeremy Richards

Job title
Head of Business
01326 370463 Ext: 1463

Jeremy is responsible for the academic programmes in the business school at Falmouth University. With its focus on venture creation, the academic portfolio includes entrepreneurship programmes at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. His research interests include the development of pedagogical models in business education that incorporate collaborative learning and processes drawn from the creative arts. Jeremy has 30 years’ experience of the management and commercial exploitation of research and development, working at the interface of academia and industry. His early career focused on technology diversification working with organisations such as the Ministry of Defence, Rolls Royce Business Ventures and the Biotechnology & Biological Science Research Council. He moved into management education in the mid-90s, leading the commercial training courses at the General Electric Company (GEC) Management College including developing and leading the GEC MBA. Prior to joining Falmouth in 2002 he developed a range of e-learning strategies for Marconi plc. Jeremy has a BSc in Theoretical Physics and was awarded a PhD for his research in carbon fibre composite materials.


YearQualificationAwarding body
Pg Cert Team Coach Development
University of the West of England
Salford University
BSc Physics
Salford University

Membership of external committees

Member of the Council of the Cornwall Chamber of Commerce

Research interests

Research interests and expertise

My research interests include:

  • Integrating post graduate education with venture creation 
  • Team-based entrepreneurship 
  • The application of creative arts disciplines to business 

Research topics

Agile Business Models
Art and Business Collaboration
business development

Research outputs



"Mind the gap! ; Shifting expectations through entrepreneurship education"
Chartered Association of Business Schools
5th Annual Learning, Teaching & Student Experience Conference 26-27 April 2016
Aston University

Externally funded research grants information

Year startingYear endingProject titleFunderValueCollaboratorsHESA Category
Producing Investible Postgraduate Entrepreneurs (PIPE)
Higher Education Funding Council

UWE; Northumbria University

Creativity in Entrepreneurship Education
Higher Education Academy


Areas of teaching


Courses taught

BA(Hons) Business Entrepreneurship; MA Entrepreneurship; MA Leasing and Asset Finance

CPD delivered

Creativity in Business Entrepreneurship Education -
 4 on-line short courses for businesses to improve their creativity 

Policy engagement within Cornwall

I am a member of the Council of the Cornwall Chamber of Commerce
I have facilitated a number of workshops for the Cornwall and IoS Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) and Cornwall Council, primarily to supporting consultation with local businesses and social enterprises concerning the European Structural funds 

Business engagement

Business start ups

The BA (Hons) Business Entrepreneurship course generates 2-3 new businesses per year. The Launchpad programme supported by the MA Entrepreneurship generated 6 new business in its pilot year