Dr Jeremy Richards
Head of Business
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.