Senior Lecturer

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.

His research interests include the development of pedagogical models in business education that incorporate collaborative and experiential learning and processes drawn from the creative arts. Jeremy has a BSc in Theoretical Physics and was awarded a PhD for his research in carbon fibre composite materials. He recently gained a PgCert in Team Coaching.

Contact details

Telephone 01326 370463



Year Qualification Awarding body
2016 Pg Cert Team Coach Development University of the West of England
1984 PhD Salford University
1981 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

  • Creativity in business
  • Entrepreneurship development
  • Experiential Learning

Research Outputs

Publications and research outputs

  • Gaggiotti, Hugo, Jarvis, Carol and Richards, Jeremy

    (2019), The texture of entrepreneurship programs: Revisiting experiential entrepreneurship education through the lens of the liminal-liminoid continuum, In: Entrepreneurship Education and Pedagogy, SAGE Publications, CA USA, 3 (3), pp. 236-264, ISSN: 2515-1274, Item availability may be restricted.

Externally funded research grants information

Collaborators Currency Funder HESA Category Project title Value Year ending Year starting

UWE; Northumbria University

GBP Higher Education Funding Council Producing Investible Postgraduate Entrepreneurs (PIPE) 653000 2017 2015
GBP Higher Education Academy Creativity in Entrepreneurship Education 25000 2016 2015



"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


Areas of teaching

  • Entrepreneurship

Courses taught

  • Business & Entrepreneurship BSc(Hons)
  • Launchpad (with 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

Engagement with organisations which contribute to the development of educational, cultural or socio-economic policies in 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 Business & Entrepreneurship BSc(Hons) course generates 2-3 new businesses per year. The Launchpad programme supported by the MA Entrepreneurship generated 6 new business in its pilot year.