Professor Tim Vorley

Professor Tim Vorley is Pro Vice-Chancellor and Dean of Oxford Brookes Business School, and is the VCG lead for Entrepreneurship and Enterprise.

Before his current role, Tim was Deputy Dean and Professor of Entrepreneurship at the University of Sheffield, as well as having held various roles across the University, Faculty of Social Science and Management School.

Prior to working at Sheffield, Tim held positions at the University of Cambridge and the Saïd Business School (University of Oxford). An economic geographer by training, Tim’s research and publications are predominantly in the fields of entrepreneurship, enterprise and regional economic development. Through his research he continues to work extensively with a number of central government departments and agencies, as well as with Local Enterprise Partnerships and local government bodies. 

As an active researcher, Tim currently leads the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)/Innovate UK-funded Innovation Caucus and is Co-Director of the ESRC-funded Productivity Insights Network, as well as partnering on several projects under the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund. 

Tim is currently the Vice-Chair of the Small Business Charter, created by Lord Young to recognise business schools that play an effective role in supporting small businesses and student entrepreneurship.

Image credit: © Nathan Gibson 2016